MTV Unplugged In New York (live album) by Nirvana

MTV Unplugged In New York
MTV Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
(Live album)
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 147th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,771 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1994 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (31st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (147th)
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Nirvana bestography

MTV Unplugged In New York is ranked 3rd best out of 17 albums by Nirvana on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.9/100, a mean average of 84.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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From 03/25/2021 00:48
I don't like any unplugged album.
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From 02/24/2021 18:20
Une sorte de best of accoustic de Nirvana. Les difficultés de Kurt Cobain à monter dans les aigues sur certain rendrent ce live touchant
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From 02/03/2021 17:47
Amazing start to finish.
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From 12/28/2020 10:13
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.
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75/100
From 11/30/2020 05:30
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

However ...

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 Unplugged

Visually Great
Nirvana Tracks Great
Leadbelly Cover Great
Remaining Covers Nope
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90/100
From 09/18/2020 01:51
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
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From 06/29/2020 02:17
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.
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90/100
From 06/26/2020 08:06
Great live album.
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80/100
From 03/01/2020 07:16
one of the best live albums for sure
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From 10/05/2019 17:29
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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