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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 92,780.

Nirvana is ranked number 9 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 153,922.

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:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,180 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:92,780
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,912 votes)
Comments: 310 comments
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2.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,094 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,149
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,706 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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3.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:671 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:18,475
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,296 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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4.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,759
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  76/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1992:31Rank Score:1,408
Rank in 1990s296Overall Rank:1,356
Average Rating:  76/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Live At ReadingUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:2009Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2009:70Rank Score:523
Rank in 2000s701Overall Rank:3,022
Average Rating:  81/100 (178 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 1996:85Rank Score:375
Rank in 1990s790Overall Rank:3,896
Average Rating:  74/100 (186 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 2002:114Rank Score:318
Rank in 2000s1,077Overall Rank:4,464
Average Rating:  78/100 (163 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 2000s2,634Overall Rank:10,252
Average Rating:  71/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

HormoaningUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1992:546Rank Score:14
Rank in 1990s6,000Overall Rank:30,346
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 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 (905 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.Come As You Are
(from the album Nevermind)
 91/100 (756 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.Lithium
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.All Apologies
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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5.Where Did You Sleep Last Night
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 90/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.Heart-Shaped Box
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (494 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 (378 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.In Bloom
(from the album Nevermind)
 89/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.All Apologies
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 89/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.About A Girl
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Come As You Are
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Aneurysm
(from the album Incesticide)
 88/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.About A Girl
(from the album Bleach)
 88/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.Rape Me
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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15.Dumb
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.Pennyroyal Tea
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Something In The Way
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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18.Something In The Way
(from the album Nevermind)
 86/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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19.You Know You're Right
(from the album Nirvana)
 86/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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20.Lake Of Fire
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 86/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Nirvana ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 436 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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
95/100
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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Rating:  
100/100
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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