MTV Unplugged

March 6, 2007 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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  • Original Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 MTV Networks
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  • Total Length: 44:42
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  • ASIN: B000TEPJOO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,690 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Estes on March 6, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I'm not going to let my status as a huge Korn fan blind me when listening to and reviewing Korn's "MTV Unplugged." In fact, I was expecting something utterly terrible. Sure, Korn have been tinkering with acoustic renditions of their heavy hits since last Winter, and those were good, but is a whole album full of Unplugged Korn really going to sound good? Folks, I had my doubts. I didn't think what would be found on "MTV Unplugged: Korn" would hardly qualify as music. However, in all honesty, what Korn delivers here is in turns, haunting, unique and beautfiul.

Some Korn songs sound like they would translate well into acoustic form, and some sound like they would be nothing without a wall of distored guitar and crashing drums. However, Korn's Unplugged set is full of surprises. Take the opening track, "Blind," which we all know by heart. "Blind" is completely transformed into something new, as it's given a near country-western treatment, thus setting the tone for the unexpected surprises to follow. Amy Lee of Evanescence accompanies frontman Jonathan Davis on "Freak On A Leash" (the album's single) and turns what could have been utterly unlistenable into something outstanding. "Falling Away From Me" is pretty much the most natural acoustic transformation, as is a completely awe-inspiring cover of Radiohead's "Creep." Unfortunately, in all honesty, some songs just don't work in the acoustic form. Recent hits like "Coming Undone" and "Twisted Transistor" nearly drag down the momentum of this groundbreaking event for the band. However, all is saved by a duet with The Cure on a seamless mash-up of "Make Me Bad" and "In Between Days." Finally, the set caps off with a rare occasion, an acoustic performance that outdoes the original recording, with "Throw Me Away.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Ogston on March 8, 2007
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After 7 studio albums Korn have finally been asked to perform for MTV's Unplugged series. The result is much better than I ever could have expected.

1. Blind

A very different take on Korn's very first single. This version of Blind sounds very latin and "flamenco"esque. It has some very nice guitar work.

2. Hollow Life

Probably one of the weaker tracks on the album but still nice. A little less piano and this track would have been better for me.

3. Freak On A Leash feat. Amy Lee from Evanescence

Korn's biggest single still to this day would probably be Freak On A Leash. This version is quite different but still a classic in everyway. Amy Lee brings her amazing vocals to this track and compliments it very well.

4. Falling Away From Me

Excellent version of Falling Away From Me. From the eery bells at the beginning through to the "heavy" accoustic break down at the end. The guys pull this one off very well.

5. Creep

Probably one of the best performances on the whole album. This is a cover of Radiohead's classic 'Creep'. Korn make this song a little bit quieter and darker but no less intense. Amazing vocals on this one.

6. Love Song

An amazing song but probably one of the weaker ones on this album. It does not have the same feel as the version on See You On The Other Side on which it is probably one of my favourite tracks.

7. Got The Life

Nice version of Got The Life. It actually works quite well as an accoustic song considering its tempo, etc.

8. Twisted Transistor

A very good performance of Twisted Transistor. Nice use of the 'orchestra'.

9. Coming Undone

A nice solid version of this song.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Myers on June 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
People are shredding this so much I felt I had to step in with my first Amazon review to give a realistic two cents. From what I have read, there are two types of people cutting on this performance. 1) Metal obsessed meatheads that would not know a lick of good music if it slapped them in the face. 2) People that shred any new metal because it is not Death, Speed or Old School metal.

I have been a Korn fan for years. Their material has worn quite thin ever since "Follow The Leader." and has done so in a progressively worsening fashion. However, this offering is wonderful. Jon Davis and company have put together a true "music" piece, the likes of which those meatheads I mentioned earlier could never appreciate, since it isn't played at 100 miles per hour and full of growls and screams. Korn and their backup crew put such an interesting and truly original twist on their music in "unplugged," that I would call it the best one MTV has done since Alice In Chains performance. "Blind," "Freak On a Leash," "Falling Away From Me," "Got the Life," and "Coming Undone," (a song I hate the studio version of) are standouts, and the rest of them are almost equally as moving and unique. Tracks are peppered with seemingly other-worldly instruments like glass harmonicas and Japanese war-drums. "Hollow Life," in my opinion is the only track on this record that truly suffers, and they should have stayed away from Radiohead's "Creep." Does not translate well.

If you are a real music fan, and like harder music in general, you likely have loved this band at one time or another. Many people out there (and reviewing here) hate Korn because they hate anything they deem as "trendy." Buy this......period. Even with the edited swearing, which are very few, this is truly a musical piece to behold, regardless of what the "METAL ROOLZ!!!!" fools have to say.
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