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MTV Unplugged In New York

Nirvana

1994

MTV Unplugged In New York

Album Summary

MTV Unplugged in New York is a live album by American rock band Nirvana, released on November 1, 1994, by DGC Records. It features an acoustic performance recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, for the television series MTV Unplugged. The show was directed by Beth McCarthy and aired on the cable television network MTV on December 16, 1993. In a break with MTV Unplugged tradition, Nirvana played mainly lesser-known material and covers of songs by the Vaselines, David Bowie, Lead Belly and Meat Puppets. Unlike prior MTV Unplugged performances, which were entirely acoustic, Nirvana used electric amplification and guitar effects during the set. They were joined by rhythm guitarist Pat Smear and cellist Lori Goldston, plus members of Meat Puppets for some songs. MTV Unplugged was released after plans to release the performance as part of a live double-album compilation titled Verse Chorus Verse, were abandoned. It was the first Nirvana release after the death of singer Kurt Cobain seven months prior. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified eight-times multiplatinum by the RIAA in 2020. It won the Best Alternative Music Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards, Nirvana's only Grammy Award win, and has since been ranked one of the greatest live albums of all time. The performance was released as a DVD in 2007.

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Rating

4.17

Votes

5653

Genres

  • Rock
  • Grunge
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Sun Mar 07 2021
5

Nothing like a 5-star record on a Saturday! I love this album so much, and I don't think there is a better album that represents Nirvana's talent more that this set. Beyond cool renditions of their own stuff, which was pretty new at the time, they did an amazing cover of Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World. From beginning to end, they have never sounded better and the gritty Where Did You Sleep Last Night is Cool Whip on top for me. Where would listening to this album be the best?....IN THE PINES, IN THE PINES!

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Wed May 19 2021
5

A bunch of album tracks and half a dozen cover versions doesn't necessarily sound like the recipe for a killer acoustic live album but 'Unplugged In New York' turns out to be something special. The bands material translates wonderfully well into intimate, acoustic arrangements, and their cover versions are often better than the originals. A tantalizing look at what Nirvana might've evolved into, and still a fitting if sad way for the band to go out despite the large shadow Kurt Cobain's death casts over this record.

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Fri Oct 16 2020
5

There are a few of the Unplugged series that will go down in music history. This is one of them. Who would have guessed that these Nirvana songs and covers would translate so well into acoustic gems to make an amazing album. Performances are top-notch and memorable, and you only want to revisit this concert again and again.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

Amazing album, lots of great covers. Originals are spot on. Kurt messes up a few times but the band is pretty spot on. Something magical about this performance maybe it's nostalgia.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Really cool to have a live album that became so ubiquitous and got serious airplay! I feel if you mention 'unplugged', you're talking about this album...or have to seriously clarify. Love that Nirvana pushed against the hitfactory MTV wanted and was able to make something unique and profound. I'd probably give this a 4 if it was only the music, as some of the tracks aren't my favorite, but the covers, story, guests (this is what intro'd me to the Meat Puppets, rad!) and legacy gotta bump it up to a five for me!

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Wed Mar 31 2021
5

When I was at school if you liked guitar music you were either into Britpop, Grunge, or Metal. The kids of Wyvern weren't having people crossing over and liking different Genres. I had quite a happy childhood so I joined the former bandwagon. Now as a miserable 30 something I can appreciate Nirvana a lot more. I still have no time for metal though. Stripped back these songs actually sound better which is a testamant to the song writing on show. What you are hearing here is a superstar at the absolute peak of his powers. One of, if not the best live album ever made featuring the greatest cover version of all time in Man who sold the world. 5/5

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Tue Jun 08 2021
5

This is an easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. A concert that will still be talked long after we are gone (although I’d argue Alice in Chains unplugged is a better set for the unplugged format) it cruises to a five on the strength of the covers alone - Lake of Fire but especially Where did you sleep last night which just gave me goosebumps for the trillionth time this morning 😍

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

As probably predicted this is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. A concert that will still be talked long after we are gone (although I’d argue Alice in Chains unplugged is a better set for the unplugged format) it cruises to a five on the strength of the covers alone - Lake of Fire but especially Where did you sleep last night which just gave me goosebumps for the trillionth time this morning 😍

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Tue Dec 07 2021
2

I never could understand all the hype about Nirvana and Cobain, but since the band and this album are so highly rated on 1,001 I figured it deserved a good listen. Well, I still don’t get all the hype. I also think you need to be a fan to like hearing them do stripped down versions of their hits because I think the studio versions are better. The best song on this album IMO is The Man Who Sold The World, and that’s Bowie song, so take that for what is worth.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
1

No thank you

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Sat Jan 16 2021
1

I hate Nirvana. I will not listen to this album. Fuck Kurt Cobain.

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Mon Nov 02 2020
5

Pretty Frickin great. I like the little Meatpuppets suite at the end. This album really demonstrates the strength of Kurt Cobain's songwriting I think.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Just a classic. Interesting this threw up one I've played a thousand times for my first one, but glad it did! Graham

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

I like this album. The live aspect wasn't too intrusive. Contained some of Nirvanas best hits.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

One of their best performances; the last track is haunting.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

You know what, I thought this would be good, but it was better.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Excellent album. Great to hear a different side of the band and a very upfront and real portrayal of unique covers.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Where did you sleep last night completely blew me away. A truly powerful performance

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Wed Jun 23 2021
5

One of the best MTV Unpluggeds ever. Nice memories from back in the day. Plus, for some reason 1001 Albums Generator threw me two Nirvana albums in a row, which is never a bad thing.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
5

Wow what a great performance. I’m not the biggest Nirvana fan in the world, but this feels like such a slice of time. And the unplugged venue really showcases Cobain’s vocal strengths. This is probably the second best version of Man Who Sold the World. But it’s close.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
5

This album can’t be denied. It makes me ask, was Nirvana potentially a better acoustic band? Is this their most iconic album? Was this the catalyst for Indy Rock? It’s close, but I think Nevermind is still the most iconic and evidence that their just as good as rockers. This album is so good though, so many perfect covers chosen from an eclectic swath of artists. Also had great renditions of original songs. Kurt’s scratchy voice, the acoustic guitars with electric pickups, the cello, the pump organ, the acoustic bass, the banter and KURTS SWEATER, maybe it’s because I’ve listened to it so many times, but it just feels nearly perfect, especially considering I generally hate live albums and would always prefer an album recorded on the studio. A+

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Thu Jun 17 2021
5

I heard this before In Utero or Bleach so these versions are still somehow more familiar to me. Weird. The thing that makes this album great is that they very easily could've just gone out their and played their biggest hits acoustically and called it a day. But they really only played one hit song and really focused on curating a performance that worked best for that setting and created a certain mood.

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Mon May 10 2021
5

Loving this. Some covers. Some nirvana. All great. Last track "Where did you sleep last night" was Kurt Cobain's last recorded song before his suicide.

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Fri May 14 2021
5

The gold standard for live acoustic albums and probably my favorite Nirvana album. The cover of ‘Lake of Fire’ is awesome. RIP Kurt.

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Fri Dec 18 2020
4

Heard it a million times and it's pretty good... but I gotta say AIC and PJ did the unplugged albums better. 10 points to Cobain for making the setlist mostly deep cuts though. and the bowie cover is really goodl. 4/5.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
3

This album is the embodiment of why I'll never pick live music over "produced". Yes, it is clear that there's a huge amount of talent there, but you know what? Producers are talented too, and they make music sound better. I don't need or want to hear people whooping appreciatively and cheering - I can enjoy the music without a live studio audience yo let me know what I should think about it. Let's hear it for studio producers. The most underrated people in music.

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Fri Oct 09 2020

Plateau is weird.

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Sat Dec 05 2020
5

Jesus don’t want me for a sunbeam

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Kurt legend

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Sat May 29 2021
5

Just a perfect listening experience.

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Sat May 29 2021
5

Awesome!

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

One of my favorite all-time albums. LOVE the Bowie cover and the Meat Puppets inclusion. Gold standard acoustic transformation

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Thu Jun 03 2021
5

NORVANA

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Awesome live performance.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
5

One of the best live albums. Really shows the versatility of the band

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

At the top of their game

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

I watched this to get the full experience and it was perfect

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Is this the best acoustic set ever played?

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

One of the best live, acoustic albums of all time.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Nirvana is always gonna be top for Me. Interesting takes on the unplugged version of songs

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

I really like this album

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

classic - duh

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Man, nostalgia for this one. High school all over

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

Great set from them. Gave some of the songs even more feeling

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

amazing

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

5/5 ALWAYS

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

I dig the acoustics and grohl in a sweet sweet turtleneck

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

An absolute classic from my youth. Raw, emotional.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

The good stuff

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Tue May 25 2021
5

I love this

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Great memories!! Best unplugged ever?

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Sun Feb 14 2021
5

Raw

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

Amazing album with my favorite covers

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Not much to say. Its a cultural touch stone.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
5

Jut a series of really great tunes

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Wed Mar 31 2021
5

Loved this! Classic live album

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

flawless

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

Great album, superb arrangements and so evocative of the time.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

An old fav, big feels. The sound for this show is so good.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

Good

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

If I could have 6 stars I'd give them to this album

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

The final track is worth the top mark on its own, it's stunning. This album reignited my appreciation for Nirvana when it waned a little following my Nevermind obsession period. The Unplugged sessions were such a great idea and produced some amazing musical moments. This is always a great listen, it can't really be faulted.

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Sat May 08 2021
5

Great and well known songs by Nirvana, even I have some weak spot in my heart for them.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

What can I say? I start to play guitar with this album. I love it

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Tue Jun 08 2021
5

Stunning. They are absolutely wonderful here. The song choices are perfect, the Meat Puppets are a great addition to this and Where Did You Sleep Last Night? is incredible. If I could have been at one show, this would have been it.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

Big love for this album forevs

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Sat Mar 13 2021
5

You dont have a friend in me

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Cool

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Best Track: Where Did You Sleep Last Night

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Still great, the meat puppets colabs are the stand out tunes. Listened while playing with Gabe, he liked Plateau because of the funny words and the way ‘the man’ said birrrrrds! Can’t argue, an iconic live tv event, strong cardigan game. Special shout out to All Apologies...Mary, ya ya ya yayayyaaaa

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Wed Mar 10 2021
5

Obviously an album I still listen to regularly after almost 30 years

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Thu Jun 24 2021
5

Excellent album, which had recorded in live MTV event.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

Great album

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Thu Jun 24 2021
5

What can I say, I loved this album, I want to play it again & again. I tried not to love it, because its Nirvana and everybody loves Nirvana, but it was great and No Apologise's makes this album a 5 star.

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Tue May 18 2021
5

Excellent album

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Mon May 03 2021
5

best album i´ve heard so far in this app. A classic.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
5

Ho consumato questo album fino ai miei 17/18 anni tanto che ricordo a memoria i cazzeggi di Grohl alla batteria tra un pezzo e l'altro come se fossero parte delle canzoni, così come dove Kurt prende fiato all'interno dei pezzi. Risentirlo mi ha riportato indietro ai pomeriggi passati a cantare Where Did You Sleep Last Night o a studiare l'assolo di Lake Of Fire dei Meat Puppets. Questo album per me è l'apice della carriera dei Nirvana ed è stato bello riuscire a capire che dicono tra un pezzo e l'altro dopo tutti questi anni o a vedere la performance su YouTube visto che all'epoca o c'avevi la cassetta o non c'era modo di vederlo. Pensavo che oggi m'avrebbe fatto un effetto diverso, ma quando Kurt apre a Where Did You Sleep Last Night m'è venuta la pelle d'oca come quando c'avevo 16 anni. 5 facilissimo.

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Sun Jun 27 2021
5

What an amazing album. Grew up with it and love it but I appreciate it even more now. Kurt's voice sounds great when it's exposed in this "acoustic" setting. So much raw emotion there. Great songs.

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Mon May 17 2021
5

Just straight up dope.

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Thu May 27 2021
5

One of the best albums of all time

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Tue May 25 2021
5

Really good. Never been much in to Nirvana but I like the stripped down versions.

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Sun May 16 2021
5

Damn good album. def heard it before but still really good. kinda falls off halfway through though

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Great live album

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

Best unplugged album ever.

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Tue May 18 2021
5

From my favorite band of all time, this record is amazing!

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Tue Jul 13 2021
5

Woohoo, class

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Tue May 11 2021
5

One of the best live albums of all time.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
5

Il mio problema coi Nirvana è che li ho sempre associati ai svariati compagni delle superiori che andavano in giro con sigaretta, camicia di flanella, capelli lunghi, puzza di sudore e depressione: mi stavano sul cazzo. Per fortuna li ho scoperti molto dopo, quasi per caso. In quest'album, quelle sonorità graffianti tipiche del loro sound sono ridotte perché suonano in acustico, ma la loro anima rimane intatta, di espone e si illumina. Grazie per questa esperienza e questa atmosfera. Sono contento di averlo riascoltato! Il mio voto è 5, ma meriterebbe un 6 per la performance live (ho un debole per gli album live). Voto: 6

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

5/5 - legend

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Thu Jul 29 2021
5

Recorded less than five months before Kurt Cobain’s death from suicide by gunshot, “MTV Unplugged in New York” by Nirvana now plays as a haunting epitaph for the musician as well as a glimpse into where the band could’ve been headed musically had he not ended his life so young. I’ll keep my remarks short as I’m sure plenty has been written already about this record, but in retrospect it’s fascinating to reflect on how big Nirvana were that they could skirt MTV’s requirements for the program - rather than being entirely acoustic, they got to use electric amplification and guitar effects, and instead of performing their hits, Nirvana played nearly as many covers (six, “The Man Who Sold the World” and “Lake of Fire” are two standouts) as originals (eight), and “Come As You Are” was the only hit they performed (“All Apologies” hadn’t yet been released as a single). It’s worth noting that the entire performance can be viewed on YouTube - worth checking out for both the hilarious early 90’s fashion on display in the audience, and to see the set decorated, in Cobain’s words, “Like a funeral” with stargazer lilies, black candles and a crystal chandelier.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
5

Love it! Takes me back to Uni days and seeing them live.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
5

An amazing album. I forgot how good it was!

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Sat Aug 07 2021
5

I came as I am

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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

Amazing live album. Up there with "Frampton Comes Alive".

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

i’ve always loved these renditions of all the songs… 10/10

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Mon Sep 20 2021
5

My favourite nirvana album

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Sun Oct 10 2021
5

A fanta

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Classic. I dig it.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

incredible album and a truly a standout from Nirvana and this genre at large.

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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

The one live album on the top 15, the performance we saw again and again for months (and then years and decades) after that fateful April day back in 94, the one from which the most iconic pictures of Cobain are from (google his name and see for yourself), the sui generis MTV unplugged full of covers as they decided it would be a disservice to play an acoustic version of their hits and by doing so making it the greatest of all, the one MTV entrance of this list I might say! the icon, the moment in history, the otherwise impossible tribute/eclipse of Bowie, Lead Belly’s come back from the dead. All that and so much more… as an album it should be disqualified from the list but of course no one should die without listening. I was 7 the first time I SAW this and still give me the chills, I loved it before I ever understood English, I was of course one of the ignorant kids Bowie would later dismiss for not knowing the author of TMWSTW, actually the first song I ever downloaded from Napster I shit you not! After that I have had the opportunity to compare that hyper compressed mp3 file that took ages to download to the tv version and later to the vinyl and lossless versions… damn the mixing is amazing! I would pay to see a restored version of the concert with the album mixed audio. I nag all the time about the US-centrism of this list and how it is full of live albums but how can this one not be a 5?

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Tue Nov 02 2021
5

Best live album of all time no contest.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
5

100/5. Just perfect. The originals, the covers, the conversations in between and the set. Everything fell into place that night. The covers had me chasing the originals and the deep cuts made me listen and explore more of Nirvana. What are they tuning a harp?

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Killer live album Man who sold the world Nothing on top but a bucket and mop Meat puppets song

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

I never really listened to Nirvana, but this was real nice. Guitar is creative and kinda new. But, Kurt’s voice is another instrument and was the blood in the veins! Loved it!

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

8/10

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

Liked it

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

Wonderful album. Showcases Cobain’s ability as a performer to enrapture a room as well as Grohl’s versatility as a drummer

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

Bomba. Uno dei miei preferiti

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

Just an amazing album

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

This is a perfect concert and to me, the BEST Nirvana album. It spans their entire skillset, shows their versatility, and cements them as one of the best bands of all time.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
5

This was one of my all time favorite albums before 1001 suggested it and it still is one of my all time favorite albums

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

It's a bit good. For many the GOAT when it comes to live albums. Defo a contender! I mean it created a £250,000 cardigan FFS.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

Oh yea!

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

An excellent live album. There are so many highlights on this album but their cover of Where Did You Sleep Last Night? remains an all time favorite

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

Raw and beautiful. Just how SHACK likes to eat his meat.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

You can hear in his voice that he's considering shooting himself in the head. It's fucking great really. Not the shooting bit, the music.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

We had this record on at our Christmas party in Downing Street last year. It made none of us pause for reflection as we snorted coke off eachother's erect cocks. Top night.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

this is the most dave grohl that i've put up with for a long time. he used to be such a nice boy. for some reason i've never listened to this album before. what a pleasant surprise. live albums are usually a bit shit, probably because a lot of the time its the band being their most polished and showy which is probably why this sounds so good, its not that.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

Absolutely brilliant in every way shape an form. In fact it was so good he knew the only way to top it was by topping himself. What a lad

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

Favorite album of mine.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

95. MTV Unplugged In New York - Nirvana 14 tracks. Not a massive Nirvana fan but there is no doubting how good this is. I think the reason I don't listen to them more is that it's what I call "down" music and I just prefer "up" music. The question is... is it a 4 or a 5? 5/5

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

This live performance is a combination of multiple Nirvana albums, which dabbles primarily in grunge and alternative rock. Nirvana as a band can be thought of as a paradigm shift in their space, with this album's stripped-down arrangements of their music display best their ups and downs as a grunge outfit. There is a profound sense of vulnerability throughout the entire record, from the live hall ambience to the unplugged musical approach - all to the morose qualities of the late Kurt Cobain's life.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

One of the best

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

The last great hurrah for Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. A unique selection of songs for this unplugged show helps it stand out, making for a fun listen even on revisits. Favorites: "The Man Who Sold The World", "Lake Of Fire", "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"

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Thu Dec 23 2021
5

Timeless and fantastic

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Tue Dec 28 2021
5

What happened to MTV

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Fri Dec 31 2021
5

Fantastic. Favourite ever live album

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Mon Jan 03 2022
5

- Very interesting to listen to as I know about Nirvana but had only heard Come as you are before -Full of great songs both musically and performance wise - you can really hear the emotion Kurt puts into singing each one -Like the banter between the band between songs Overall one of my favourite live albums. Will definitely be listening again / adding many songs to my chill playlist 9/10

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

I’ve heard many great things about this album and they all stood by their word. Very good!

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Sun Jan 09 2022
5

Iconic

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

5, I mean come on. There haven't been many other bands that can take music that's pretty heavy and loud, turning it into a beautiful acoustic set. Perfect flow with a couple excellent cover choices throughout. Flawless.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

Albums like this make me question "what makes an album?". Technically, this is a bunch of cover songs (including their own), acoustic, recorded live. I keep coming back to the conclusion of, do I think this is something that music fans should be aware of, and listen to at least once. Yes, absolutely. Or could that be my Gen X nostalgia? Probably, time will tell. "The Man Who Sold The World" - arguably better than Bowie's version?

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

No comment required

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

Pure class, demonstrating Cobain’s skill, and an album I could leave on repeat for quite a while. The cover versions are a joy

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

This is probably my favourite live album by any act. There's a lovely relaxed vibe throughout, I almost feel like the band are playing in my living room! In the video the flowers are a neat touch (makes me think of the sixties). On the recording Cobain is in good voice, charismatic and in good humour throughout. It's obviously Nirvana is his band. There's a great selection of originals and covers. There's some fabulous arrangements and instrumentation (the accordion on Jesus Doesn't Want Me and Cello on lots of tracks). It's hard to pick stand out tracks as they're all great, but I love the Meat Puppets tracks and All Apologies followed by a rousing finale of Where Did You Sleep Last Night is a cracking end to the album. It genuinely saddens me that months later Cobain was dead.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

Great album with interesting versions of their songs

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

90's classic (Só cuidado pra não entrar em depressão)

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Perfection

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

Not usually a fan of live albums, but this one is essential. Its acoustic nature strips Kurt of his electrified anger and softens Nirvana's rough edges, revealing something more tender. The covers, in particular "Man Who Saved the World," fit in perfectly too.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
5

Пушка

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

I just love this album. So raw, honest and evocative of its time.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

This is a great album. Every song is interesting and well-executed. I'd dock it a couple of points because the songs are all fairly depressing and a little bit repetitive. So 5 stars if you listen to it spaced out over time but 4 stars if you have to listen to it all at once.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

Nirvana are all at the top of their game here, and in a genre that they're not too familiar with; acoustic rock. The covers are great, the originals are great, don't see any flaws with this record.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

excellent. I like the songs off the beaten path. Will listen again.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

Muito bom!

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Been a big Nirvana fan since I was 14 and there greatest hits album came out in 2002. Love this album it was always getting 5 stars, the version of All Apologies is brilliant and so are the covers, In my opinion the man who sold the world is better than the original.

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Sun Feb 20 2022
5

The sheer force of personality and charm of Nirvana made this really enjoyable, and I can't get enough of "Come as You Are" live! It sounds amazing, and their covers are really solid too (I love a Bowie cover!)

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

4.8 - just an amazing album. Such a mixture of nostalgia for me and amazing music. What it would give to have been at this concert.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

Loved everything about this album still

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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

Excellent, what a thing that happened, wonderful stuff.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

Fantastisch integer album met een ruw kantje

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

Disco mítico del grunge, punto final a una era de músicos rockeros que sabían y saben tocar. ► Me encantan sus canciones en acústico: "Come as You Are", "Pennyroyal Tea", "Dumb","Polly", "On a Plain" y "All Apologies". ► Y las versiones que hicieron de otros grupos: "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" (The Vaselines), "The Man Who Sold the World" (David Bowie),"Lake of Fire" (Meat Puppets) y "Where Did You Sleep Last Night". ♫♫♫♫♫ Disco de 5 estrellas imprescindible.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

i honestly can't say anything that hasn't been said before. this is incredible.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

A bit slow in the middle but still awesome. 9/10

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

9/10. I am usually pretty lukewarm on Nirvana, but this was excellent

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

9/10 iconic for a reason!

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

I assumed this would be an easy 5. I love Nevermind but don’t think I’ve ever listened to this album all the way through, I came out a little underwhelmed. It is brilliant, I enjoyed it, great tracks, awesome delivery but I just can’t escape the feeling that I’d rather hear them rocking the fuck out than sat down strumming out a folky one. Maybe I’m holding this album to too high a standard, because I’m mostly comparing it to one of the best albums of all time, rather than judging it purely on its own merits. So 9/10 I guess, still 5 stars but not a Nevermind 5 starts.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

Actually really enjoyed this -- in the past I've tried to give Nirvana a go and was kinda luke-warm. But this album is killer and its funny to hear a bit of his personality.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

Simply sublime. Probably my favourite Nirvana set.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

Last song is 🔥

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Fri Mar 11 2022
5

9'5

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Sun Mar 13 2022
5

The further from the 90s we get, the more I appreciate Nirvana

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Sun Mar 13 2022
5

Might be the best live performance ever captured. Favorite tracks: Plateau, Something in the Way, Lake of Fire, and all of them.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
5

What a great collection of songs, didn't realize how many of the "definitive" versions of these songs in my mind came from this performance.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
5

Uno de los mejores conciertos de la historia. Estremecedora la voz de Kurt

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

That album made me

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Starting off with something familiar. This album is already on my personal top 10 so its a great way to start off.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

all time great

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

Love it. Eerie/spooky vibes from the set, and a ton of *great* songs. I'm always really impressed whenever live albums sound good, and this one sounds as good or better than the recorded versions. I'm also impressed by their ability to take songs from other artists and really make them their own. Highlights include the man who sold the world, something in the way (ty batman), plateau, lake of fire, come as you are, and where did you sleep last night. The only real lowlight for me was pennyroyal tea, but overall this album is fantastic and several songs are already in my rotation or will be after this.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

listened late but sooo good

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

What a treat. Excellent

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Sat Apr 09 2022
5

Dynamite. Crisp, clear. Enjoyable straight through.

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Sat Apr 16 2022
5

As a rule I hate live albums. Nirvana is the exception, always the exception. This is an emotionally charged, raw set. It’s moving and spellbinding. Kurt has gravitas. The covers are all impeccable too! They fit so well with Nirvana’s own material. It all blends together so seamlessly. So many things going right, it’s just so so good. It hits differently than all other live albums. Bottled lightening. Zap!

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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

Where Did You Sleep Last Night and Come As You Are had me in shambles

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Fri Apr 22 2022
5

An album that I'm already very familiar with. It's a tough act making a hard rock sound acoustic friendly for Unplugged. There's a real sense of the band being hopelessly under-rehearsed. This is good. They make it up as they go along with some wonderful results. Kurt has an almost apologetic persona. The Bowie cover works a charm. Shout out to Dave Grohl with his brush drumming light touch work. This helps the whole album to hang together.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
5

Geen woorden voor. Allesbepalend geweest voor wie ik nu ben als muzikant.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
5

Hier is alles ooit al eens over gezegd natuurlijk...

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Thu Apr 28 2022
5

Always a pleasure

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Fri May 06 2022
5

cool

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Mon May 09 2022
5

Awesome album, watching this on tv was what first inspired me to start listening to grunge

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Mon May 16 2022
5

Amazing experience, loved every second of it

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Thu May 19 2022
5

A classic, but overplayed. The David Bowie cover is my favorite.

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Mon May 23 2022
5

Just soo damn good

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Tue May 31 2022
5

Probably the best live album, with maybe some exception for Johnny Cash, but really something special, so intimate.

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Tue May 31 2022
5

An enthralling live performance, and the deep tracks and covers really help make it a unique experience. Something about stripping it all down like this really lays bare Cobain's emotions and songwriting. It is clear why this album is so highly regarded.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
5

One of my favorites!

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Thu Jun 02 2022
5

A classic

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Sun Jun 12 2022
5

Rating: 10/10

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

I actually watched this set on Youtube about a week before this app suggested the album. Despite a very casual vibe to the band's banter and a few remarks from Cobain on whether he will mess up certain songs, it's a remarkably tight set. The acoustic (or near-acoustic) format, while far from the grunge sound of the original recordings, still retains the angst, rage, and introspective qualities. Cameos by the Meat Puppets and support from The Germs's Pat Smear, and a few covers, notably David Bowie and the powerful Leadbelly closer, make it far more than a greatest hits collection.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

My favorite live album. One of the best.

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Sat Jun 18 2022
5

Definitive unplugged

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

What should have been a cheesy event somehow turned into a raw and emotional string of performances that immortalized Nirvana. The covers here prove to be just as timeless as the original music from Nirvana. Kurt's influences and own mind laid bare--along with his heart.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Truly an eerie and haunting media-shifting moment

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

I have this on vinyl-I’ve seen it so many times- I still love it.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

I remember this all so clearly. I watched it in full the first time MTV aired it, and saw it in bits and pieces many times since then. I bought the album when it was released and listened to it quite often. In this performance, I hear hints and shadows from where I believe many others also feel Kurt Cobain might've gone musically and artistically had he lived and gotten clean. I honestly believe he is on the same generationally-rare songwriting plane as, say, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and others of that ilk. I can't tell if this is my mind's shaping of the memory or if it truly happened this way, but my memory of the experience of watching this for the first time is that I was mesmerized by it all, fascinated at times, totally engaged with it and that I also couldn't shake a feeling of sadness. No, I'm not at all claiming I had a sense of Kurt Cobain's impending death or anything like that. It was just how I experienced the entire thing.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
5

Solid, it doesn't get much better than this.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

Bloody marvelous

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

Listened Before? Y This is an amazing classic. Nirvana was a great band, and this is their best, least chaotic, and most well-arranged performance IMO. The cameos from the Meat Puppets and the songs they covered are a major highlight. Added to Library? Y Songs added to playlist: The Man Who Sold the World, Plateu

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

Set the standard against which all unplugged albums are measured

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