Bleach (studio album) by Nirvana

Bleach
Bleach by Nirvana
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 463rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,157 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1989 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (63rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (463rd)
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Bleach [LP] by Nirvana (US) (Vinyl, Oct-1989, Sub Pop Records USA)
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Time left: 17m 26s
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NIRVANA Bleach Blew Edition Brand new cassette tape SOLD OUT BLUE /1989(in-hand)
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Time left: 50m 40s
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PUNK N BLEACH - A PUNK TRIBUT - VARIOUS ARTISTS
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Nirvana bestography

Bleach is ranked 4th best out of 17 albums by Nirvana on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nirvana is Nevermind which is ranked number 16 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 52,975.

Nirvana album bestography « Higher ranked (147th) This album (463rd) Lower ranked (1,476th) »
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Bleach track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,157 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 75.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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From 03/25/2021 00:47
Raw and crazy stuff.
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From 12/27/2020 15:21
Their sound is already there, they just didn't have enough for an album. After the first five tracks, which are great, there is a significant drop.
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From 11/15/2020 13:51
Negative, bleak, angst ridden lyrics tackling subject matter that was tormenting his (Kurdt's) mind. Written with great feeling but so sparse and lacking in depth to be almost childlike leading to myriad interpretations. It's not just a grunge album it is clearly influenced by many styles. Styles ranging from extremely energetic heavy metal, punk, slow heavy rock and early Beatlesque pop. As previously stated the first 5 tracks are standout and then the album gradually deteriorates leaving an unsatisfied/unfullfilled feeling. Could have been better but still a very good first attempt. I don't suppose Kurdt's school reports would have been that generous.
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From 10/31/2020 12:19
Underrated, very solid album.
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85/100
From 02/22/2020 05:30
overlooked for sure
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From 11/21/2019 21:19
A good album for sure. Really good. But it barely touches what was to come. Overrated here I feel on the basis of later work.
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95/100
From 10/15/2019 17:29
This album really showed that Nirvana was an act to be reckoned with, they were evolving the sound of music even on this record, even though this may be their weakest record it's a great start to a perfect discography
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From 10/05/2019 17:14
I’m a Nirvana fan. I love Nevermind, In Utero and the MTV Unplugged as well. But after 4-5 listens, I realized I just don’t like this album.

Some songs are okay, like Blew, School, About a Girl and Love Buzz. But in most of the record, I feel like they’re just doing some random noise. Also, where is the rawness in Kurt’s voice ? It’s so amazing in songs like Breed or Pennyroyal Tea, but it sounds like a mommy bear on most of Bleach.

Maybe my expectations were too high, but it really disappointed me :(
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From 06/27/2019 21:39
Awesome album.

Favorites: School, Negative Creep
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From 05/26/2019 18:46
this is were it all began for nirvana unpolished and grungy loud guitar and gritty vocals not the lyrics on nevermind but sound and attitude take care of that
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