500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Nirvana, 'Unplugged'
188/500

188. Nirvana, 'Unplugged'

Geffen, 1994

Nirvana shine brightly on this striking live set because the volume is turned down just low enough to let Kurt Cobain's tortured vulnerability glow. The powerful, reverent covers of Lead Belly, David Bowie and (three) Meat Puppets songs sum up Nirvana as a haunted, theatrical and, ultimately, truly raw band.

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