Sifting

Songfacts®:

  • A sludgy, slow-moving song, "Sifting" is simply about rebelling against authority. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Matt - Millbrae, CA
  • Cobain lamented people's tendency to judge an entire album based on the characteristics of one or two songs. He told Nick Soulsby, author of Cobain on Cobain: "They take a song and think that the whole album is like that. On Bleach, there was 'Sifting' and the other slow, boring song 'Paper Cuts,' two very slow songs, with less feedback, so they stick in people's minds and they forget about the rest of the album."

Comments: 5

  • Zero from The Abyss, NjThis is my least favorite song on Bleach. I think if they switched "Big Long Now" in place of this, Bleach would've been perfect. It's not a bad song, it just kind of drags on...
  • Mac from San Jose, Caey dude, Nezmeat. Ya might wanna consider the fact that the "obsessive" person is also a girl. Well, as can be deducted thru the name at the bottom. But in any case, yeah there are ppl that are attracted to great bands and their music, like Nirvana's multifaceted fanbase, for the "wrong" reasons[*by opinion*]. But seriously, cmon, ya can't really blame em.

    Oh, I almost forgot...

    F**KING AWESOME SONG from an album that's just F**KING AMAZING! I'm with Milosh, in fact, just about every track off of Bleach totally creams anything on the radio now.
  • Milosh from Novi Sad, YugoslaviaThis is,in my opinion,one of the world`s 5 best songs,and definitely my favorite Nirvana song!
    The chorus is amazing.And I can even say that its better than Smells Like Teen Spirit.xD
  • Nezmeat from Nashville, TnNirvana is great, but you don't have to get all obsessive over them. Maybe you should buy Bleach or Incesticide?
  • Keriah from Naples, FlI LOVE NIRVANA AND I LOVE KURT COBAIN I HAVEN'T HEARD THIS SONG YET BUT ANYTHING NIRVANA DOES IS GOOD RIP KURT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU
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