Sound — 8
Sound was very good in this album, with tracks like Teen Spirit and Come as You are you can't go wrong, though it really impressed me the re-produced version of Pennyroyal Tea, really well done. The tracks coming off the Unplugged album gave it kind of a diversity sound-wise.
Lyrics — 10
Kurt Cobain was always praised for his lyrics, he was a regular guitar player and an average singer (well he had a screwed stomach so you couldn't ask much from him anyways), but his lyrics were one of the highlights of it's music. Personally Lithium comes out to me as a very honest songs that shows off Cobain's amazing talent to fill the tunes with emotional yet truthful lyrics. He really had a good sense of melody, which was always a bonus as the lyric's flow through the song was great.
Overall Impression — 8
Well i have divided thoughts on this album as it certainly was a great greatest hit collection but even when about all the songs in it are valuable in Nirvana's career, a lot of other GREAT songs were left out and it really hurt the credibility of the album. Songs like the always depressing 'Polly', one of the first MAJOR hits of the band 'Aneurysm' and so on ('Territorial Pissings', 'Lake of Fire', 'Serve the Servants'). But all in all, it was a good album.