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6. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York

One of the most remarkable things about Nirvana’s performance on MTV Unplugged was the emotion the band was able to convey without relying on distortion and volume. Stripped of the Marshall stacks and Bonham-esque drums, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain’s fragility became the focal point of the album, showing that they were more than just the band that broke grunge. Selling over 5 million copies in the U.S. alone, the album also showed the band paying homage to their varied influences, ranging from traditional songs and a spectacular David Bowie cover to multiple tracks by the Meat Puppets.

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