Why does every insufferable tart see the need to sing a Nirvana cover? It's especially bad when they find the need to try making something deep out of the song.....oh you sooooo put your soul into it! You were seven!!! When Miley Cyrus sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit" she said she grew up listening to her older brother's music and it "inspirited" her. I'm sure Lana Del Ray would say much the same thing. It is a popular to look back to music from the previous generation, because it seems like, no matter the year, music was better 10 years ago.
I don't necessarily believe that: music from the 40's was better than the 50's but music from the 50's wasn't as good as music from the 60's. You can do the same thing with the 70's, 80's and 90's. Kurt once said -and I'm paraphrasing- there are only around five great bands that comes out of every decade. I think that's close to the truth. Music only seems better 10 years ago because all that music has been ran through a filter and filth like Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Ray has been filtered out.