Best MTV Unplugged PerformancesClifford Which band/artists performance on MTV Unplugged is best ever out of these?
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This performance had more gravity than any other unplugged show. It was their first show in over 2 years and Layne Staley was visibly unhealthy. Their powerful, angry songs stripped down to acoustic sound more sad, like Staley, who lacks the power his voice once had. Make no mistake, Staley still delivered a powerful and unforgettable performance.
I can't express how good this performance is!
Great performance. Great songs. Great vocals. Great vibe! Voted #1
Best unplugged ever, just perfect!V 48 Comments
Kurt opening up his eyes to take last breath before he belts out last note in "where did you sleep last night" to cap off best live performance of all time...unmatched!
Possibly the best live recording ever - If you think you know better I would love to hear it!
Kurt is the inspiration for my musical passion. He will be forever remembered.
Masterpiece.V 51 Comments
I think this is best MTV unplugged ever... Ec has introduced totally different version of his song Layla... Many people just convert the song in unplugged version but this was something else... New tune new groove and yet same chordal formation but totally different approach... Also the best Tears in Heaven song was introduced in this Album...
Fun listening to Layla. It got me on my knees
Second only to Nirvana
I've heard all of the albums on here and Clapton's by far exceeds them in terms of originality, innovativeness and influence. Alice In Chains was awful, the only reason it's ranked so high is because Layne died (same goes for Nirvana being second.)V 15 Comments
Favorite, favorite, favorite. Absolutely love it.
Black... Best live performance of all time
For me... The best!
The most underrated band ever with a performance that will be remembered as timelessV 18 Comments
I was never a fan of Korn, but they made an amazing job on this one; the taiko ensemble, the collaborations specially Robert Smith, it blew my mind and still does every time I listen to it.
Korn, Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam etc. all had amazing unplugged concerts, don't know why people hate them
Listen to the original versions of Blind, Freak On A Leash, Make Me Bad and etcetera, then to their unplugged versions.
Not many people can appreciate this, but it's really good if you actually listen to it
Wicked Garden, Creep, Plush. The DeLeo prove their virtuosity when it comes to guitar playing and Scott Weiland puts on one of his greatest performances ever. Usually overlooked, but never forgotten in the hearts of the 90s youngsters
Stone Temple Pilots taped their MTV Unplugged performance the day before Nirvana. Isn't that amazing? - Rotinhell9555
Plush was the best song. RIP Scott Weiland we miss you :( - Rotinhell9555
Plush has too be number 1 bye far,I mean nirvana was awesome but I think plush goes right to the soul! and its easy too sing! lmao.
It was amazing especially the way noel took over because Liam backed out minutes before the show. This should be tied with 1.
"It was magical and you could see who had the talent... "
When the lead singer backs out of any gig, it can be disastrous.
But luckily for MTV and viewers around the world, Noel Gallagher stepped up and took the day.
The best band of rock heavy
Dylan's best official live album (not counting the Bootleg series).
Yess! He really IS the Master of the masters
Placebo at their best.
His performance and voice were absolutely stunning, to say the least. Barely missed any notes, and somehow made his already beautiful slow jams into even more soulful and beautifully crafted masterpieces. I can barely listen to the studio version of This Woman's Work anymore because I know the one he performed on here was superior to it. 5 Stars.
This performance put them squarely back onto the public conscience and a reunion with the original line up. When a band can light up the crowd with acoustic instruments then something is going right.
FANTASTIC AND MAGICAL!
All these crappy fly by night grunge bands clog up the Top 10 give me a break... Not one single Unplugged performance had the impact culturally, financially, or cosmically than did KISS Unplugged. Why? Because it reunited Peter and Ace back with Gene and Paul after 15 years of war. This show lead to the full-time reunion of the original KISS lineup which was the top grossing tour in the world for several years and made a kagillion more dollars, while all these other grunge bands faded into 90's obscurity. Unplugged was a footnote for most of these bands, for KISS it was a complete transformation and launching pad.
Hello! A stunning performance, good songs, audience participation and the reunion KISS Unplugged is nearly as good as a normal KISS show!V 3 Comments
Great arrangements, great singing, great atmosphere
Rob Smith voice sounds the same as studio songs
One of the best music albums ever made
Shakira just before the international breakthrough is the purest Shakira you will ever see.
A classic for latin music.
3rd Best by a solo performer behind Bruce Springsteen and of course Eric Clapton
She was amazing. The best vocalist and the Songbird Supreme.
Simply the best MTV unplugged performances! Mariah is the best singer in the world!
I loved- the best female voice of years!
Mariah Should Be #1! Did you hear her "Vision of Love"? OUTSTANDING!V 3 Comments
George Michael MTV Unplugged is one of his best live performance. He is a true artist. Legendary. Iconic.
Why is George Michael not on the list? This is unplugged musical perfection! No doubt!
George showing of his singing skills with the great back vocals and the awesome band playing along was a BLAST. Everything sounded so perfect, catchy rhythm and maybe one of his best performances LIVE. (MTV Unplugged 1996.) For some reason it wasn't released in DVD format. Worth listening and the world will surely be missing this great Compositor and a Musician. R.I.P. George, thanks for giving us this great music you've made during your career. Your voice and spirit were the most beautiful gifts from God. One of the most influential artists.
You could see who's the best latin rock band
Great unplugged, the performance is amazing
Best MTV Unplugged album ever
Simply the best by far... RIP Cerati.V 2 Comments
Quality and beautiful music
I love this because I feel I can fly!
Why isn't this in the top ten?
So much talent!
Most be in top ten!
Should be in at least best 10 honetsly
Paramore should at least be in the contenders list! It hurts my eyes seeing Katy Perry there and not even a mention to the stunning performance Paramore did in 2009. Hayley really showed off her vocal skills and managed to put up an amazing concert. Furthermore, Josh and Tyler were capable of rocking an unplugged performance which isn't easy.
No capte a charlie garcia hasta oir su unplugged
It Had To be Me.. Oh me poor me yes me.. It had to be me...
You'll never see a crowd sing every word to every song like this.
An extremely emotionally driven band playing in the most intimate of environments makes this show so special to hear the music and see how into it all the fans are, this is my all time favourite Dashboard moment
"How can everyone forget this band and this performance?!? "
They should be top 10
Forget about bands from 92 to this day. This guys really could play and make some serious acoustic arrangements. Their genre is what make unplugged a reality.
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