Nirvana, In Utero (1993)
Kid Cudi: “That was an album I started absorbing. It was their last album and that was their final sound. It was like the next step for them and after that it was going to be like a whole 'nother thing.
I remember listening to In Utero over and over again toward the end of making WZRD. I was making sure I had that similar energy.
“That album seemed like when Nirvana found their shit and they were getting in the groove of creating something new and refreshing, but with that same old Nirvana sound. I felt like that was one of the more perfect rock albums that I've heard from the grunge-punk era.
“I remember listening to In Utero over and over again toward the end of making WZRD. I was making sure I had that similar energy where I had a really nice cohesive album that gave people everything they wanted. Acoustic, something soft, something loud.
“I listened to that album and matched my shit to it and made sure that my shit was on the same flow and the flow of the album stayed consistent. Even though it was all over the place in the sounds, I wanted to make sure it was all in the same space and didn't seem like an album that was all over the place.”