MUSIC: LAST BLAST

ANOTHER POST-SUICIDE LIVE ALBUM FROM NIRVANA

Is there anything left to say about Nirvana? The punk-rock trio, which helped define the sound of alternative rock before disbanding after the 1994 suicide of its lead singer, Kurt Cobain, has been written about, figuratively speaking, to death. In the liner notes to Nirvana's newly released live CD, From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, bassist Krist Novoselic even declares, "Let all the analysis fall away like yellow, aged newsprint." If it were that easy, would O.J. still be in the news?

Of course, not all music invites analysis. There's no need to parse the meaning of Sheryl Crow's song...

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