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The best album by Nirvana is Nevermind which is ranked number 7 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 88,914.

Nirvana is ranked number 8 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 148,757.

Members who like this artist also like: Radiohead, Pixies and The Smiths.

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Nirvana best albums

The following albums by Nirvana are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,008 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:88,914
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,698 votes)
Comments: 286 comments
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2.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,003 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,291
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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3.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:621 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:18,315
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:110
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,191 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,390
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  76/100 (721 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1992:28Rank Score:1,408
Rank in 1990s282Overall Rank:1,269
Average Rating:  76/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Live At ReadingUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:2009Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2009:57Rank Score:586
Rank in 2000s612Overall Rank:2,585
Average Rating:  81/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1996Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1996:82Rank Score:393
Rank in 1990s724Overall Rank:3,546
Average Rating:  74/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Nirvana
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United States Nirvana
Year of Release:2002Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2002:106Rank Score:321
Rank in 2000s1,031Overall Rank:4,181
Average Rating:  77/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

With The Lights Out
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:2004Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 2004:229Rank Score:101
Rank in 2000s2,705Overall Rank:10,259
Average Rating:  71/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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HormoaningUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1991:419Rank Score:18
Rank in 1990s5,103Overall Rank:24,861
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 8

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Nirvana best tracks

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1.Smells Like Teen Spirit
(from the album Nevermind)
 91/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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2.Where Did You Sleep Last Night
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 90/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.Come As You Are
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.Lithium
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.All Apologies
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.Heart-Shaped Box
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.The Man Who Sold The World
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 89/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.In Bloom
(from the album Nevermind)
 89/100 (579 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.All Apologies
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 89/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.About A Girl
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Come As You Are
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.About A Girl
(from the album Bleach)
 88/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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13.Rape Me
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.Aneurysm
(from the album Incesticide)
 87/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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15.Pennyroyal Tea
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Lake Of Fire
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Dumb
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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18.Something In The Way
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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19.Something In The Way
(from the album Nevermind)
 86/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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20.Serve The Servants
(from the album In Utero)
 86/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Nirvana ratings

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83/100 (from 407 votes)
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From Edwarda85 05/31/2016 14:32
Probably the most overrated band in the history of music.

Nirvana arrived on the music scene when popular music didn't know where to go next. Listeners were done with 80's hair metal and done with pretty moody synth.

A perfect concoction of a new sound plus an empty mainstream throne combined with the ability to sonically personify the feeling of a generation rose Nirvana to the top.

They aren't great musicians. They aren't great singers. They aren't even smart lyricists. But they are gut wrenchingly raw and cathartic.

Sprinkle in a who-dun-it murder/suicide and it's the stuff of legends.

But if we can see through the how's and why's of Nirvana's reign and look strictly at the what's, meaning the music, they are average. Followers did it better---refined and melodic-- and preceding underground bands like Pixies did it smarter.

Cobain had an endearing quality that I personally find unnerving and can be found in any high school--the "I don't even care if I'm cool, I'm just doing this because I can" schtick.

So many people do everything that they can to fit in and be accepted that seeing someone so un-interested in being so is magnetic to those types.

Still, it doesn't make for a legendary band. Nirvana cast a spell on people that still baffles me today.
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From 100IDream 05/02/2016 14:15
I'm probably going to bother more than a few people when I say that I prefer Nirvana to The Pixies, and I prefer Pearl Jam to Nirvana (yes, it's all back to front for me). Having said that, Nevermind followed after Pearl Jam's Ten and helped kick off the decade in a sound that would define it. Though they only have 2 good albums, their influence affirms their status as one of the greatest bands. Their perpetual wave of tortured-teenage fans drive me nuts, but that's not their fault.
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From sethmadsen 04/30/2016 00:47
What you get when you mix Mudhoney, The Beatles, and the Pixies.
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From Wingman 02/13/2016 22:51
Terms like extremely influential,genre-defining and overrated are constantly being thrown at the band. And I agree with all of them. They're great,but not one of the best artists of all time.
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From exileonthehell 01/16/2016 17:33
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From judgexp 12/27/2015 05:26
First and still most rich and famous, Pixies tribute band!
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From AReasonableMan 12/26/2015 06:42
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From FragStainz 12/22/2015 23:27
For everyone who thinks Nirvana were talentless and boring, I would highly recommend listening to Downer, Breed, Aneurysm, and Scentless Apprentice. Very original and passionate!

My second Favourite band after The Smiths.
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From gon2bed 11/18/2015 10:04
To me Nirvana were to the US and grunge, what Oasis were to the UK and Britpop... Good but over-rated as hell.
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From hoyquarlow 11/16/2015 02:32
Although I think the Pixies were equally good - if not even better - Nirvana was my first "favorite band" and because of that they will probably remain the band that was the most important in my life.
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