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With the Lights Out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    If you only like Nevermind, or you didnt think that Nirvana was too raw for you to listen to, then dont buy this set. If you love the fact that you cant understand Kurt on Bleach's Floyd the Barber, then you will love this album. This set is for the Hardcore fans. I would personally rate this set with 5 stars, because its all previously unreleased, but i gave it 3 because a lot of people wont like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A city of stars.....

    Though it takes it's name from a lyric from Nirvana's best known song (as well as one of its most commercially successful), "With the Lights Out", as many have mentioned, is meant more for the serious fan. Some fans have called it a rip-off and some have called it a treasure trove. Frankly, your opinion of the box set will depend on how big of a fan you are. If you are the type of casual fan that occasionally throws "Nevermind" on as background music at your parties, you're not going to get it. If you are a serious fan with all the albums, who is still hungry for more, you might get it. If you prefer Nirvana's rawer and less polished music ("Bleach", "Incesticide" or "In Utero") and you respect the indie rock music background that inspired Nirvana (such as Sonic Youth and the Pixies, to name two) you will most likely get it, as any die-hard should. Add extra points if you are a bootleg collector (the "Outcesticide" series, etc.) who is looking for slightly cleaner versions of rare songs, as well as a few they might have missed. "With the Lights Out" does not always offer pristine sound quality, but people who expect this have missed the point. Much of it consists of bootleg material that has been floating around for the past decade. One must appreciate the fact that much of the music was originally recorded with no intention of release. Add in the fact that this is Nirvana, who reveled in their rawness as any great indie/alternative band should. Serious Nirvana fans will be able to tell that the greatness of many of these songs still shines through. It may be tossed off for this band, but many lesser bands would have killed to have written one of the obscure songs. As an admitted die-hard, I have already heared some of these songs, though by no means all. Since my Kazaa crashed, it's great to finally have released versions to listen to. I don't think the best versions of every song were used, and of course, some rare material was left off, but overall, I am pleased with the box set. It would have been impossible to please every fan anyway. If anything, the lesser known tracks on the set only add to Nirvana's legacy, proving that many great songs were written that didn't even make it to the albums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    With The Lights Out

    This is the most raw I have ever seen or heard Nirvana. They could never achieve this level of anger in their albums. I guess that goes with most live shows in general. The early version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has totally different lyrics. Only pick it up if you're a die-hard Nirvana fan because it's nothing but rarities and demos and stuff. Good stuff though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awsomeness

    nirvana only the best band ever to grace my ear is now coming out with this, this shall continue keeping the legends alive and the awsomeness flowing! this earth needs beauty like this more often hugs and kisses for the band, but not cortney :) go get this now before its too late in order to truly rock you need this in your house, learn from the masters and god fathers of grunge

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED OR WILL HAPPEN

    guys, this is a must need, i am a dedicated nirvana fan and have been since i came from my mother's "moist vagina" lmfao i have no money for this so i am selling my clothes. I shall run around nakie but as long as i have this my heart shall be filled with love and beauty :) -Katie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Amazing Collection

    The collection NIRVANA fans have been waiting for! Many of us were disapointed with the 'Greatest Hits' CD, but this more than makes up for it. Though alot of the audio material you can find on the web, there's lots of stuff I havn't, and from the material on the DVD, it's more than worth the price!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A much awaited release...burn in hell Love.

    This is an amazing boxset. I bought it just a couple days ago and have already memorized the words to most of the songs. "Opinion" for one is an awesome song and should have been released 10 years ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely amazing.

    What can I say? This is an amazing compilation. One day our children will look at Nirvana in the same eyes that we grew up seeing the Doors. This will live forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    nirvana rules

    nirvana is one of the best bands to have ever graced the world. with their meaningful lyrics, and the motivating messages behind each and every song. i cant wait to get my copy of this box set because i know its going to rock my socks!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great deal for Nirvana fans

    I have not really heard most of the songs because most of them are previously unreleased.Altogether, the price and the content, make this boxset a must have for nirvana fans like me.

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