In this weekly series, we’ll cover someone’s favorite Album of the Week.
Exploring new music and discovering new bands is always fun. Without music we couldn’t even listen to all of great gear. Music is what unites us and as such we are reviving a very old series, in which we each week talk about one specific album. In short: “The Album of the Week”!
I started his album of the week with a record I have been listening to for 32 years. Then Felix followed with a very recent discovery. My new record for this week is from Nirvana and it’s their famous “MTV Unplugged in New York” album.
MTV Unplugged in New York is a live album and it was released on November 1, 1994. It features an acoustic performance recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, for the television series MTV Unplugged. According to Wikipedia, the album 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.
From the recording, venue atmosphere, energy, playlist, musicality, to Kurt’s raw voice. Everything about this album is perfect if you ask me.
“Lake of fire” is my favorite song of this record, and the funny thing is that it in fact isn’t a Nirvana song. The song is written by the American alternative rock band the Meat Puppets. It appears on their 1984 album Meat Puppets II.
And that’s it for my second entry. If you haven’t given it a chance, try it. You might enjoy it as much as I do. Let us know in the comments if you agree with our song selection or let us know what song from this album you prefer.
You can check out the album on Tidal here: https://tidal.com/browse/track/2570683
Spotify link is here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4UJmPSJsBsIR1U0N79BU1g?si=494b30e9970c4bfa
We feel and hope that this new series can be a way to recommend new music to our fellow headphone enthusiasts and so we’ll be posting a new recommendation each week on Saturday. If you want to see your favorite album being featured here, head over to our contact page, or hit us up on Twitter or Instagram. (hashtag #albumoftheweek or #AOTW). If we like it then you will be featured in this series.
See you next week!