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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 85,401.

Nirvana is ranked number 8 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 141,911.

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:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,885 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:85,420
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,467 votes)
Comments: 261 comments
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2.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:926 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:31,222
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,403 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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3.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:17,517
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,086 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,134
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  76/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1992:30Rank Score:1,255
Rank in 1990s300Overall Rank:1,327
Average Rating:  77/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

Live At ReadingUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:2009Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2009:74Rank Score:463
Rank in 2000s708Overall Rank:2,955
Average Rating:  80/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1996Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1996:77Rank Score:412
Rank in 1990s686Overall Rank:3,268
Average Rating:  74/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Nirvana
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:2002Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2002:95Rank Score:316
Rank in 2000s981Overall Rank:3,990
Average Rating:  76/100 (130 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 2004:234Rank Score:97
Rank in 2000s2,752Overall Rank:10,234
Average Rating:  70/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

HormoaningUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1991:265Rank Score:55
Rank in 1990s3,323Overall Rank:15,749
Average Rating:  74/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 8

This may not be a complete discography for Nirvana. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Nirvana best tracks

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1.Smells Like Teen Spirit
(from the album Nevermind)
 91/100 (759 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 (251 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.Come As You Are
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.Lithium
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.The Man Who Sold The World
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 90/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.All Apologies
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.Heart-Shaped Box
(from the album In Utero)
 89/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.All Apologies
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 89/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.In Bloom
(from the album Nevermind)
 89/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.About A Girl
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Come As You Are
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Aneurysm
(from the album Incesticide)
 88/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.About A Girl
(from the album Bleach)
 88/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.Rape Me
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.Lake Of Fire
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.Something In The Way
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Dumb
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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18.You Know You're Right
(from the album Nirvana)
 87/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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19.Pennyroyal Tea
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Dumb
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Nirvana ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 374 votes)
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From exileonthehell 01/16/2016 17:33
Calm down Cobain. You had all the talent to do something better than that horrible song called In Bloom
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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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95/100
From AReasonableMan 12/26/2015 06:42
Catchy anthems with Teen Spirit, and Lithium, and deep cuts with Dumb, and Drain You; there's something for almost everyone in this band. They makes me want to live in the early 90's, just so I can experience the culture they spawned. Kurt may be my favorite rock icon, and I connect deeply with his music. Courtney's a murderous bitch. 'Nuff said.
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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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75/100
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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From gon2bed 11/15/2015 16:28
Saying one of the best bands of all time, seriously has no substance and where does it end? Top 20, top 50 or top 100?
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From Martini 10/18/2015 19:53
One of the best bands of all time.
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From jackbrown8786 10/13/2015 22:58
in utero is one of the darkest and most unpleasant albums ever made - nevermind is a cash grab and if you need them to spell it out for you themselves just look at the album's cover. kurt wanted to call it "sheep," but when told he couldn't he said, "nevermind, then." he didn't give a damn and it shows in the lazy, pointless lyrics (sometimes embarrassingly bad - "god is gaaaaa-aaay," lol, I'm all for blasphemy in rock but give me a break).

their top rated song, "smells like teen spirit" includes a stolen melody from Venom's "Countess Bathory." youtube it and tell me that riff isn't familiar. their 2nd highest rated song according to this site, "where did you sleep last night," is a cover. granted, it's the best version of the song, unsurprisingly, as kurt has one of the best voices for rock ever, but it's still a cover. the same can be said for their 3rd highest rated song, "the man who sold the world," even though I love Bowie. Their 4th highest rated song, "come as you are," isn't original either - please youtube Killing Joke's "Eighties." it's the exact same sound, just faster than "come as you are." knowing Kurt, it probably started out as a cover which he failed to play at speed.

Closing "nevermind" with "endless, nameless" is just silly. Yeah, John Lennon did it on Revolver, but that album explored many styles and so it was fitting. "nevermind" is just the style of the pixies with a few slower songs, the average word of which is less than 4 letters long, the average line of which is less than 5 words long - which just makes "endless, nameless" feel tacked on and even a bit pretentious, which would be fine if it didn't go so hard against the attitude of this album. it's bad. listen to in utero, their only good album.

an amazing voice and an excellent drummer do not equal "one of the best rock bands ever."
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