Sliver: The Best of the Box

Considering Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain’s obsession with credibility and fear of exploitation, the very existence of Sliver: The Best of the Box, a redundant, single-disc CliffsNotes to last year’s rarities boxed set is pretty dubious. The main draw is three unreleased tracks, but they disappoint: 1985 demo ”Spank Thru” finds the singer’s trademark howl merely under construction, while alternate takes on ”Sappy” and ”Come as You Are” shed no new light. Chiefly, Sliver reeks of the same milk-it boardroom mindset Cobain so vehemently derided.

Sliver: The Best of the Box
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