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Spin posts free Nirvana tribute album for download

As September approaches, so does the inevitable march to recognize the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Spin is jumping the gun by a month, devoting its August issue to the landmark album and offering up a tribute album called Newermind.

The Vaselines and Meat Puppets, two of Cobain’s personal favorite bands that got the Nirvana bump after their songs were featured on MTV Unplugged, contributed covers of “Lithium” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” respectively. Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Amanda Palmer are also featured.

The album is available for free download by “liking” Spin’s Facebook page through July 25, after which it will be up on the magazine’s website. The full track list is below:

01 Meat Puppets: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
02 Butch Walker & the Black Widows: "In Bloom"
03 Midnight Juggernauts: "Come as You Are"
04 Titus Andronicus: "Breed"
05 The Vaselines: "Lithium"
06 Amanda Palmer: "Polly"
07 Surfer Blood: "Territorial Pissings"
08 Foxy Shazam: "Drain You"
09 Jessica Lea Mayfield: "Lounge Act"
10 Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band: "Stay Away"
11 Telekinesis: "On a Plain"
12 JEFF the Brotherhood: "Something in the Way"
13 EMA: "Endless, Nameless"

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