Song of the Day #3,415: ‘The Man Who Sold the World (Unplugged)’ – Nirvana

While Eric Clapton’s appearance was the most successful MTV Unplugged set, Nirvana’s performance in late 1993 is the most iconic.

Recorded and aired just a few months before lead singer Kurt Cobain’s suicide, this haunting appearance took on even more meaning following the news of his death. Stripped of the grunge trappings, bearing his soul onstage, it’s hard not to see Cobain’s tragic future in his sad eyes.

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Song of the Day #2,865: ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ – David Bowie

bowie_man_who_sold_worldWhen I decided to take a deep dive into David Bowie’s catalog, I started by Googling every list of his “best albums” I could find. My goal was to come up with a top ten that averaged out those lists.

Bowie released 27 studio albums over the course of his career, but the same dozen or so dominated every list I found. In the end, I settled on 13 albums that I bought (or already owned) and studied for the purposes of these theme weeks.

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