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Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 83
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 83
  3. Negative: 2 out of 83

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  1. Oct 11, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I am devastated. I can't believe how heartless your former working place was. When I look at the people walking in and out of the offices, it's laughable to me that it would be you who lost her job. Technically, I'm an atheist, but I chant at a Buddhist church because I'm an aspiring writer and I need to achieve balance. You are in my quasi-prayers, but you're in my mind anyway, pretty much everyday for the past four years. I hope you caught it early. My hand shakes as I write this, because you're so beautiful. I wish I was the person who would nurse you back to health. You have to stay away from red meat; you have to eat a lot of fruits and vegetable, and grains. It's easy for a vegan like me; I hope it's easy for you. I hope you work with a nice group of people who are supportive and have good hearts. That's not the impression I get when I look at the cranky people from the other half of the merger, who snub me, even though I'm probably twice as smart as them, and you're probably twice as smart as me, which makes them idiots, I guess. Please live! And if we ever see each other on the street, please wave! Because I... Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    I've watched Reading for many years on the tv and been a few times, but I've never witnessed a band take their headline spot and blow the minds of thousands of observers like Nirvana at Reading in 1992. This CD is essential listening for any fan of rock music in general.
  3. Mar 7, 2012
    I'm not really one for live albums to be honest but this is one that's really worth having and is a must have if your a Nirvana fan. Where the sound quality isn't always up to scratch on their "Muddy Banks" live record, it's top quality here. Cobains vocals are as clean as you could hope for as well. Tracks from Nevermind dominate the setlist but you've got the best tracks from Bleach on there as well as the few from In Utero that were around at the time. Its a great snapshot of the bands live energy for those who (will) never get to see them in the flesh. Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2011
    I like Nirvana . Me parecen bastante buenos y me gusta ser un verdadero fan de la banda, tambien defendio sus valores y los admiro mucho tambien en ese sentido
  5. Feb 23, 2012
    I wasnt alive when Nirvana was around and when they ended. But after hearing my dad listen to there albums when i was 5-6 i fell in love with them. This is a classic album enough said
  6. Apr 10, 2012
    A brilliant live album from a brilliant band. Personally I find with most recorded live performances the quality isn't that great, but Nirvana is an amazing band both in the studio and live and this album reveals that. A must have for fans.

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Live at Reading presents the band at its post-Nevermind peak. Watching Kurt Cobain radiate so much life is bound to trigger some tears.
  2. Reading is a far cry from pop-chart fodder. And while the jarring howl of Cobain's Fender and his gravelly delivery may alienate the more nonchalant corners of their fanbase, these ferocious renditions will be a godsend to the dyed-in-the-wool Nirvana following.
  3. 90
    Nirvana's headlining gig at the 1992 Reading Festival looms infamously large because of (a) that amazingly creepy photo of Kurt getting wheeled onto the stage looking like Norman Bates' mother, and (b) the show was a mind-blower--sloppy indie rock as stadium-filling psychedelic punk.