Nirvana is ranked number 10 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 92,279.
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Nirvana best albums
The following albums by Nirvana are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 83.7/100, a mean average of 82.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.1.
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they are okay for what they did to revive rock, but overall they're average...
An overrated band. Not one of the greatest of all time. However, there are a lot of moments on their albums that I enjoy. Cobain has an excellent voice, and this band was a kickstarter for Dave Grohl.
I don't think any other band has conflicted me as much as Nirvana have over the years. At one point, I thought Nirvana were the best band from the '90s and easily the best grunge band of all time. At another, much later point, I thought they were overrated beyond belief and "a poor man's Pixies."
Nowadays, I just consider them to be a solid band overall. I believe that Layne Staley-era Alice in Chains were the best grunge band but Nirvana are not that far behind. For as overplayed as Nevermind is, I still find some of the singles and the more "deep" cuts from it like "Polly" and "Something in the Way" to be highly enjoyable listens.
In Utero and the MTV Unplugged live album are their best work imo and those are the albums that I would recommend to someone on the fence about Nirvana's music. I always wondered what their music would've sounded like had Kurt Cobain still been around but it's just one of those what-ifs in life.
So, in short, a solid band that wrote some solid music. Nothing more, nothing less.
Sometimes I think Nirvana is overrated, but then I remember that Kurt Cobain wrote the best rock song of all time in a cheap guitar and that feeling goes away really fast.
Actually, he wrote a fantastic album call Nevermind, more than enough to be considered one of the best bands ever. You cant forget the impact this guys had. I dont like the term grunge, to me they are rock n roll.
One of the most, if no the most influential band of the 90s.
Nirvana is a Great band not the best like the Beatles but for the short time they played the teenager were very amazed by the group so I was when I first saw smells like teen spirit on mtv. Now I like them altough very much.
Their songs feel real. We know why.
Extremely overrated band. Thought to have set the grunge world alight but really only have common geographical origin with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains, none of whom one would consider grunge and who rose contemporaneously with them. Nirvana probably has its biggest impact on Stone Temple Pilots, who I actually prefer both musically and vocally.
Nirvana catalogue is very thin and the number of truly great songs can be counted using at most two hands. Compared to the early demise of Jeff Buckley, Cobain’s death—while igniting a long-standing debate regarding the merits of Nirvana—was actually less impactful than Buckley’s.
The most overrated band of all time. They were a good band, had some good albums and they were pretty good live but their not the 9th all time greatest band and Kurt Cobain was not a musical genius. He is a overglorified simple guy that wrote some relatable songs for the time he was alive, that's it.
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Grunge isn't my thing through and through, but their live performances are killer.
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