Unplugged, an album review

An album review written by: Lee Sonogan

(2007) 44:32 Acoustic rock

MTV Unplugged With Korn

Life’s kinda always been messing with me. You wanna see the light? Can’t they chill and let me be free? So do I. Can’t I take away all this pain? You wanna see the light? I try to every night, all in vain.
-Korn, Freak On A Leash

A live album by the band Korn was released worldwide on March 5, 2007, and on the following day in the United States. A performance, part of the MTV Unplugged series, took place in MTV studios in Times Square, New York City on December 9, 2006, in front of a crowd of an estimated fifty people. It marks Korn’s second-ever televised acoustic performance, with the first being on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 18, 2006.

The album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at #9, with about 51,000 copies sold in its first week, and experienced a 55% decline in sales in the following week. It was produced by Richard Gibbs and Alex Coletti. Some MTV bigshot producers and the album was sold under the Label company ‘EMI and Virgin’.

Album tracklist:

  • Blind
  • Hollow Life
  • Freak on a leash (Featuring Amy Lee from Evanscence)
  • Falling Away from Me
  • Creep (Radiohead cover)
  • Love song
  • Got the life
  • Twisted transistor
  • Coming undone
  • Make me bad/In between Days (Featuring the cure)
  • Throw me away
  • No One’s There
  • Thoughtless
  • Dirty

Korn shows a psychotic and powerful unplugged show with some emotion live and their album. all of it was so different, it got many mixed reviews in the music community and more. Since its creation, it has had a cult following of viewers. I must say I may be one of them. I can confidently state that its music, sound and rhythms, I have not heard before.

Korns acoustic album full of their best songs can only be described as ‘Interesting’. This blend of music and musical genres is not something that can be heard very commonly and therefore I suggest it has at least one for you to listen to that you may like. Decide for yourself whether it is something you like or not, even if you hate the band’s original music. I recommend this album to people who want metal sound but way chiller than expected rock music/sound.

Do what others say./I’m here standing hollow. Korn, Falling Away from Me



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