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Nirvana: With The Lights Out (Geffen)

Stevie Chick, Stranger, The, 18 November 2004

POSTHUMOUS RELEASES FROM from departed artists often flail to do the impossible – to provide the music so violently and abruptly silenced by, say, Jeff Buckley's Mississippi swim, Tupac's murder, or Kurt Cobain's suicide. The best offer the faintest and most subjective of clues to what that music might've sounded like, the worst sour the legend with the taint of opportunism, diluting the art that sired it.

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