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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 93,370.

Nirvana is ranked number 9 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 155,216.

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,204 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:93,370
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,946 votes)
Comments: 313 comments
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2.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,112 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,491
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,728 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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3.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:681 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:18,785
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,315 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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4.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,785
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  76/100 (821 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1992:33Rank Score:1,420
Rank in 1990s296Overall Rank:1,363
Average Rating:  76/100 (409 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:535
Rank in 2000s700Overall Rank:2,995
Average Rating:  80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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7.

From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:86Rank Score:375
Rank in 1990s796Overall Rank:3,926
Average Rating:  73/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.

Nirvana
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:2002Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2002:115Rank Score:318
Rank in 2000s1,079Overall Rank:4,488
Average Rating:  76/100 (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 2004:220Rank Score:109
Rank in 2000s2,643Overall Rank:10,307
Average Rating:  70/100 (86 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 1990s6,051Overall Rank:30,625
Average Rating:  69/100 (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 (917 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.Come As You Are
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.All Apologies
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.Lithium
(from the album Nevermind)
 90/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5.Where Did You Sleep Last Night
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 90/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.Heart-Shaped Box
(from the album In Utero)
 90/100 (498 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 (384 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.In Bloom
(from the album Nevermind)
 89/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.All Apologies
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 89/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.About A Girl
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Come As You Are
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 88/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Aneurysm
(from the album Incesticide)
 88/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.About A Girl
(from the album Bleach)
 88/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.Rape Me
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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15.Dumb
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.Pennyroyal Tea
(from the album In Utero)
 87/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Something In The Way
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 87/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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18.You Know You're Right
(from the album Nirvana)
 86/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.Something In The Way
(from the album Nevermind)
 86/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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20.Lake Of Fire
(from the album MTV Unplugged In New York)
 86/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Nirvana ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 439 votes)
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From JuanLuisGG14 04/16/2017 23:02
Overrated band, sounds like some band really behind of its time
Even 70s bands (Led Zeppelin, Yes, Pink Floyd) were technically better than this simplistic band (hear its pseudo guitar solos, something i cannot believe someone takes seriously.
It's obvious music was in decadence, there's not another way this would thiumphed commercially
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80/100
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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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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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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From AReasonableMan 12/26/2015 06:42
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