Best Nirvana Albums

The Top Ten

1 In Utero

Nevermind is a brilliant album, an absolutely brilliant album. When I was about to listen to In Utero, I thought to myself that this cannot beat Nevermind. Nevermind is a classic, one of the best-selling albums of all time and one of of the greatest albums of all time. But when I listened to the entirety of In Utero, it made me want more from Nirvana, it made all of us want more from Nirvana. I couldn't explain it, but In Utero gave me a feeling I've never had, a feeling that cannot be explained. Nevermind just didn't give me this feeling. With songs like Heart-Shaped Box all the way to All Apologies, It's safe to say that In Utero is an excellent closing to Nirvana's legacy that will never be forgotten.

This is the blend of punk, alternative and noise rock that makes It perfectly. By far the best Nirvana album, and finally people realize that is better than nevermind

Better than nevermind

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.

2 Nevermind

Yeah, I know it's mainstream and In Utero is "so much better" and In Utero is "from their heart" and blah blah blah... I don't care. In Utero is a great album, but it's nowhere near Nevermind. Actually... Nothing is. There are five bands, I like more than Nirvana. But Nevermind is technically the best album in music history. If you ignore Endless Nameless, which is only a hidden track on which the band is joking around, Nevermind has 12 absolutely great songs. Like... In my opinion, On a Plain is the worst song on this album, except for Endless Nameless. What does that mean? Nothing! On a Plain is still one of their greatest songs! You know what I'm talking about? This album... just has no weakness. That's why it's better than In Utero. - Mesel

Classic album. This should be #1- seriously!

This is number 1 due to its popularity and nothing more its actually the weakest Nirvana album excluding Live and Complication albums only about 1/3 of it is what I would say is worth listening to while the other 2/3 is either forgettable, alright or just awful (Endless, Nameless) so listen to all of their albums before voting for this one even the band members hated this album - christangrant

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.

3 Bleach

Whilst this isn't Nirvana's most interesting album in terms of lyrics and instrumentals, and they do kind of wear their influences on their sleeves, Its simply the most energetic and entertaining from their discography. It provides a pure thrill ride of raw, distorted anger which they never quite presented in the same way after.

This album shows the real Nirvana-Sound. In my opion their best work.

Best grunge album ever.

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

4 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

Best live performance. ever. R.I.P. Kurt...

Best Album! so creative and different

5 Incesticide

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

My personal favorite. This album is everything grunge was meant to be: Raw, nihilistic, and just a good album overall. I understand that Nevermind is seen as the best by many, but if you want less commercial strip-downs, this is where it's at.

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

6 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"

7 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.

8 With The Lights Out
9 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

10 Sliver: The Best of the Box

The Contenders

11 Into the Blue
12 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.

13 Live in Buenos Aires

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

14 Heart Shaped Box
15 Hormoaning

I know this isn't necessarily an album, but it's great. - Gruunge

16 Icon
17 Blew
18 Live at the Paramount
19 Outcesticide
20 Live and Loud
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