Best Nirvana Albums

The Top Ten

1 Nevermind Nevermind

No controversy here! However alternative you consider yourself within alternative rock, this is one you'll return to endlessly. Maybe it's because the singles are overplayed, I like the second half of the album even more.

Fantastic album again, cannot be knock pure gold!

2 In Utero In Utero

Although I love Nevermind, In Utero is one of the most gripping albums that has ever graced Music. Unforgiving and Unbelievably depressed, In Utero is the album their masterpiece, an Immense album that dwells darkly into the psyche of Kurt Cobain, making his death all the more painful. Nevermind set them up for Perfection, and In Utero capitalized on that promise.

I'd give this the slight edge over Nevermind. Favorite songs are Serve the Servants, Scentless Apprentice, Heart Shaped Box, Milk It, and All Apologies.

Better than Nevermind, much darker, more emotional, more atmospheric, more aggressive, much less radio friendly. - mtndewlord

Nevermind is great, but overrated. In Utero has a better grunge sound and is very emotional and crazy.

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3 Bleach Bleach

Fantastic anger in these lyrics, she's what real music sounds like. Songs like Negative Creep really show the aggression in Cobain!

This is absolutely the best Nirvana album made. This isn't just pure grunge but when Kurt Cobain was at his best. All these songs are awesome.

Negative Creep, School, About a Girl and other classic tracks!

This was by far my favorite album. Followed by in utero and the unplugged album

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4 MTV Unplugged in New York MTV Unplugged in New York

Shows a calmer more talented Nirvana, behind the screams you find real emotional depth, plus a outstanding cover of Bowie's 'Man Who Sold The World' in my opinion better than the original, can also be heard on the best of.

So sad that Kurt died before the album was realised it still sounds amazing and I think the man who sold the world sounds better than the bowie original

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5 Incesticide Incesticide

For a rarities album you won't be disappointed, obviously weaker then the studio releases but still worth a listen.

Should be #3, behind Utero and With The Lights Out - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

6 Nirvana Nirvana

Could contain more from Bleach, but the content is amazing, no bad songs, but really should be longer, more rarities and a second disc would be more satisfying.

7 Live at Reading Live at Reading

Live at reading has a bunch of great tracks of of bleach one off of in utero and a bunch or good songs off nevermind. It also has so much energy that it blows the listener away. Definitely pick up this record

Although not highly rated it does contain a lot of hits performed live plus rare tracks I have found nowhere else.

I should have voted this 'cause I didn't read this far down so I've already voted for "bleach"

8 From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah

If you love Nirvana buy, if there average to you don't, contains a few rare tracks but it's nothing special.

I close my eyes and imagine I'm at their concert when I listen to this

9 With The Lights Out With The Lights Out
10 Sliver: The Best of the Box Sliver: The Best of the Box

The Contenders

11 Into the Blue
12 Hormoaning Hormoaning
13 Live On Air Live On Air

More tracks you won't have heard, in fact you probably don't know this one exists but for a hardcore fan it's essential.

14 Live in Buenos Aires Live in Buenos Aires

Personally not fussed about this it's an album for money in my opinion.

15 Heart Shaped Box Heart Shaped Box
16 Outcesticide Outcesticide
17 Icon Icon
18 Blew Blew
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