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The best album by Nirvana is Nevermind which is ranked number 8 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 92,319.

Nirvana is ranked number 9 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 152,972.

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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1.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,145 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:92,319
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,880 votes)
Comments: 304 comments
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2.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,078 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,715
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,681 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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3.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:18,389
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,277 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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4.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,844
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  76/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1992:33Rank Score:1,346
Rank in 1990s308Overall Rank:1,401
Average Rating:  76/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Live At ReadingUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:2009Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2009:69Rank Score:528
Rank in 2000s695Overall Rank:2,989
Average Rating:  81/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:88Rank Score:374
Rank in 1990s795Overall Rank:3,890
Average Rating:  74/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.

Nirvana
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United States Nirvana
Year of Release:2002Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2002:111Rank Score:317
Rank in 2000s1,073Overall Rank:4,434
Average Rating:  78/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

With The Lights Out
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:2004Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2004:219Rank Score:109
Rank in 2000s2,620Overall Rank:10,158
Average Rating:  71/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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HormoaningUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1992:496Rank Score:17
Rank in 1990s5,500Overall Rank:27,504
Average Rating:  71/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 9

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)
 92/100 (897 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.Come As You Are
(from the album Nevermind)
 91/100 (747 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.Lithium
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.Where Did You Sleep Last Night
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 90/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.All Apologies
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.Heart-Shaped Box
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (485 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 (371 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.In Bloom
(from the album Nevermind)
 89/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.All Apologies
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 89/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.About A Girl
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Come As You Are
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Aneurysm
(from the album Incesticide)
 88/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.About A Girl
(from the album Bleach)
 88/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.Rape Me
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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15.Dumb
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.Pennyroyal Tea
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Something In The Way
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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18.Something In The Way
(from the album Nevermind)
 87/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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19.Lake Of Fire
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Serve The Servants
(from the album In Utero)
 86/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Nirvana ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 433 votes)
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From slurpdurp 01/20/2017 18:09
Not the best band of the 90s, but one of the most important.
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90/100
From chamberlain89 01/07/2017 03:14
Excellent band, yet very over-rated at the same time. IMO the best bands of the 90's were Radiohead, Blur, and The Smashing Pumpkins.
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50/100
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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Rating:  
80/100
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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95/100
From sethmadsen 04/30/2016 00:47
What you get when you mix Mudhoney, The Beatles, and the Pixies.
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80/100
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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45/100
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
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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