Bleach (studio album) by Nirvana (US)

Bleach by Nirvana (US)
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 475th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,207 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1989 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (66th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (475th)
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Nirvana (US) bestography

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

The best album by Nirvana (US) is Nevermind which is ranked number 15 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 47,606.

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76/100 (from 1,207 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 76.0/100, a mean average of 74.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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15/100
From 01/01/2022 13:31
Really poor album overall. About A Girl is an incredible song, and drags the rating of this album up considerably - a glimpse of the greatness to come. Love Buzz is okay, but the rest is just incoherent noise.
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From 11/20/2021 12:24
‘Bleach’ is one of those albums that is historically important without actually being particularly good and clearly suffers from personnel issues (Dave Grohl wouldn’t join Nirvana for another year and Jason Evermore, Soundgarden, wouldn’t play a note despite being credited on the sleeve)

There’s four really solid tracks here in “Blew” / “About a Girl” / the Shocking Blue cover “Love Buzz” and of course “Negative Creep”, the remaining 9 tracks, with the exceptions “Floyd the Barber” & “School” are largely forgettable. Cobain famously declared he was still writing lyrics for ‘Bleach’ on his way to the studio and it kinda shows

I could understand someone saying they prefer this album to Nirvana’s next release, but to say its better is simply wrong
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80/100
From 10/28/2021 20:25
Nirvana’s opening effort shows their embryonic brilliance in punk form. The songs are – for the most part – short and punchy, delivering their message with energy and abandon and then closing abruptly. The songwriting may not quite be up to their future standards but there’s no denying the impact of this album.
Best Track: About A Girl
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From 03/25/2021 00:47
Raw and crazy stuff.
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70/100
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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75/100
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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75/100
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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