Best Nirvana Albums

The Top Ten

1 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.

Nevermind may have the "better" or "more fun" songs to listen to, but the In Utero album as a whole is my favorite album of theirs. There is something darkly beautiful about how unique, raw, and personal it is.

Nirvana's opus! I'm so happy to finally see this at No. 1! Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies are amazing!

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2 Nevermind

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.

Fantastic album again, cannot be knock pure gold!

I think its only this popular because of the naked baby

That's probably something holding it back, even though it's the most popular grunge rock album - Skullkid755

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.

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.

Best grunge album ever.

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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 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
10 Hormoaning

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

The Contenders

11 Sliver: The Best of the Box
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 Into the Blue
14 Icon
15 Live in Buenos Aires

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

16 Heart Shaped Box
17 Blew
18 Outcesticide
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