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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 94,947.

Nirvana is ranked number 9 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 157,987.

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:2,240 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:94,947
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,011 votes)
Comments: 320 comments
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2.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,132 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,765
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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3.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:690 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:19,418
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,335 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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4.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,940
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  76/100 (845 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1992:29Rank Score:1,552
Rank in 1990s280Overall Rank:1,280
Average Rating:  76/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

Live At ReadingUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:2009Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2009:71Rank Score:539
Rank in 2000s693Overall Rank:3,007
Average Rating:  80/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1996Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1996:89Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s830Overall Rank:4,094
Average Rating:  74/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Nirvana
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United States Nirvana
Year of Release:2002Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2002:116Rank Score:318
Rank in 2000s1,093Overall Rank:4,519
Average Rating:  78/100 (164 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 2004:213Rank Score:114
Rank in 2000s2,536Overall Rank:9,954
Average Rating:  71/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

HormoaningUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1992:534Rank Score:15
Rank in 1990s5,970Overall Rank:30,209
Average Rating:  70/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 9

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Nirvana best tracks

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1.Smells Like Teen Spirit
(from the album Nevermind)
 92/100 (935 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.Come As You Are
(from the album Nevermind)
 91/100 (781 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.Lithium
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (711 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.Where Did You Sleep Last Night
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 90/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.All Apologies
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.Heart-Shaped Box
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (504 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 (387 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.In Bloom
(from the album Nevermind)
 89/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.All Apologies
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 89/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.About A Girl
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Come As You Are
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.About A Girl
(from the album Bleach)
 88/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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13.Rape Me
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.Dumb
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.Pennyroyal Tea
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.Something In The Way
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Lake Of Fire
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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18.Something In The Way
(from the album Nevermind)
 86/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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19.Dumb
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 86/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Serve The Servants
(from the album In Utero)
 86/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Nirvana ratings

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83/100 (from 444 votes)
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From hernanedoors 05/31/2017 20:11
Nirvana soa como uma banda de punk Rock! Eles são totalmente diferentes do Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains e Soundgarden! A banda abriu as portas pro som alternativo sair das garagens e se juntar ao mainstream! São sem dúvidas a banda mais importante dos anos 90 e uma das mais importantes de todos os tempos! Muitos criticam a banda, dizem que é superestimada, mas dizem isso pelo fato de ser uma banda minimalista, não haver solos de guitarra, etc, porém, montar uma banda certinha é fácil e existem milhares por aí, agora, montar uma banda com sentimento, que exprime paixão, ódio, rancor, felicidade à quem ouve, é difícil, e eles faziam com maestria! Revolucionaram o Rock!
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From LedZep 05/15/2017 20:09
Still one of the best bands ever. Many people don't get Nirvana or hate them just because it's not "real music" or they have "bad guitar solos". Guess what, Beatles' solos weren't any better, and if you prefer auto tuned vocals, 100 producers who write songs and no real instruments to deeply personal and reflective lyrics and massive hooks, riffs and songs you go ahead.
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From JuanLuisGG14 04/16/2017 23:02
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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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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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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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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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From exileonthehell 01/16/2016 17:33
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