MTV Unplugged In New York (live album) by Nirvana
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The best album by Nirvana is Nevermind which is ranked number 15 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 52,937.
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I don't like any unplugged album.
Une sorte de best of accoustic de Nirvana. Les difficultés de Kurt Cobain à monter dans les aigues sur certain rendrent ce live touchant
Amazing start to finish.
Their own songs sound better than the studio versions (with the possible exception of "On A Plain", but maybe it's because I like the studio version too much) and the covers range from good to great (the best one being "The Man Who Sold The World"), my favorite Nirvana album.
I’ve always been a huge Nirvana guy and was there in the 90’s headfirst into the grunge scene when it was happening there and then, my very own “ I Was There” story to tell the grandkids so hear me out here
So in Australia we didn’t get to see the actual Nirvana Unplugged performance for close to a year after it took place & I remember the night well as I was at a work Christmas party the night it went to air on ABC our national broadcaster. I sorta recall drinking heavily and smoking hooch and racing home in a taxi completely whacked off my skull and watching the performance replayed on VCR I’d set to record. TBH it was pretty amazing and I would wear the tape out watching the concert over and over as the months rolled by. I didn’t know the covers but it was Nirvana so it was awesome and that was that
Fast forward 25 years and I’m a dad and my partying days are long behind me but my love of music has never waned so with the wisdom of hind sight and no longer Nirvana hero worshiping I took the time to reacquaint myself with MTV Unplugged performance but this time the 25th Anniversary Edition that came out in 2019 and something dawned on me ... the concert wasn’t anywhere near as good as I recalled
Look , the actual Nirvana tracks are and always were great - “About A Girl” , “Polly” , “On A Plain” , “Pennyroyal Tea” simply timeless , whilst the Leadbelly closer “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” with Kurts cracking vocals and emotion close to his finest moment captured to tape
I have a real problem with the remaining covers and in particular the Meat Puppets ones. Seriously - 3 Meat Puppets covers of tracks that really aren’t that great off the same Meat Puppets album (‘II’) running conservatively on the set list really hasn’t aged well at all. The Bowie cover is ok at best , and The Vaselines is really an odd selection. I get it they were trying to do something unique and not regurgitate the hits I’m simply saying they could have spread their musical net a little wider or not included the covers at all save for Leadbelly
Nirvana Tracks Great
Leadbelly Cover Great
Remaining Covers Nope
What makes this a fantastic live album is that most live albums can pretty much just be greatest hits albums with a slightly rawer feel. This is completely different. The chosen covers fit in so well. Masterpiece
It's not always that I choose to listen to this record, but I do love it. It's special. I really like all the versions of the Nirvana classics on here, but most of my favorites are the covers. So much charm. Not to mention a classic-era Dave Grohl playing completely out of his element, but everything about this works for me.
Credit goes to my sister for having all the Nirvana CD's waiting for me early on.
Great live album.
one of the best live albums for sure
It’s absolutely great, don’t get me wrong. But does it really count as an album, with no original tracks ? And should it be rated that high ?
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