Bleach (album) by Nirvana

Bleach
Bleach by Nirvana
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 451st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,094 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1989 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (61st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (451st)
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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 15 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 55,787.

Nirvana album bestography « Higher ranked (149th) This album (451st) Lower ranked (1,443rd) »
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Bleach track list

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,094 votes)
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05/24/2020 06:06 areminder  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 28882/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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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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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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90/100
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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100/100
From 01/25/2019 15:47
Most underrated Nirvana album, the most raw and unpretentious as well. Captures school-age angst like almost no other music at the time.
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80/100
From 10/23/2018 09:14
This album can be praised for the unique grunge sound it provides. Nirvana sounds unpolished and raw. This album shapes the innocence the band had at the time, before becoming a world band. The first five songs are great, the rest is good, but songs like Paper Cuts and the guitar solo of Swap Meet are just awful.
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85/100
From 04/16/2018 11:57
Hard aggressive and memorable grunge. Not masterfully produced however and I feel the band still needed to grow a lot.
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From 01/22/2018 18:38
Raw, noisey and totally punk. This album rocks, it might be their best.
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