Well, if I'm watching something to *combat/reduce* depression, I find that I usually don't have the energy for a movie, even one I love. Best to watch one of those laugh-per-minute TV comedies instead. Been rewatching "Archer" lately and having a grand old time (you seen that one Billdude?).
I'm not as interested in Nirvana's story because I practically know it by heart and it kinda depresses me. That being said, I definitely recommend both Michael Azerrad's "Come As You Are" and Charles R. Cross's "Heavier Than Heaven", if you haven't read either of those. Both have a lot of info about those early years you're referring to.
Goldberg's character is "Dazed" mainly strikes me as uptight and nerdy but that fight scene is one of the most painful I've ever seen. And Linklater wisely doesn't drag it out, making it just seem like some pathetically humiliating shit you'd actually see at a party.
Aside from "Dazed" and "That 70's Show", was there really that much 70's nostalgia during the 90's? I'm not necessarily saying there *wasn't* but I may have been to young to really have been conscious of it at the time.