Best Nirvana Albums

The Top Ten

In Utero In Utero Product Image

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.

Yay! Although Nevermind is a good album, the only reason why it's popular is because of "Smells Like Teen Spirit". I think Heart Shaped Box is truly the best Nirvana song.

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.

Very different than Nevermind better than that album.A lot of noise rock and very Grungey Dirty production of the album.All the songs are great and the Magnum Opus of Nirvana. There are heavier tracks like Very Ape and Heart Shaped Box but,there are softer songs like All Apologies and Dumb.Sad that Cobain died he plays simple guitar riffs on this album but that's what makes his playing great.Dave is an awesome drummer and Krist is a great bassist and he has great bass lines and inspires me as a bassist myself.

Nevermind Nevermind Product Image

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

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.

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

Fantastic album again, cannot be knock pure gold!

Bleach Bleach Product Image

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 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.

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

Their most underrated album. I like every single song.
Nevermind wasn't really grunge. Bleach is pure grunge with amazing lyrics.

MTV Unplugged in New York MTV Unplugged in New York Product Image

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

Incesticide Incesticide Product Image

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.

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

Live at Reading Live at Reading Product Image

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"

Nirvana Nirvana Product Image

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.

With The Lights Out With The Lights Out Product Image
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Product Image

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

Sliver: The Best of the Box Sliver: The Best of the Box Product Image

The Contenders

Live On Air Live On Air Product Image

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.

Into the Blue
Live in Buenos Aires Live in Buenos Aires Product Image

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

Hormoaning Hormoaning Product Image

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

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Heart Shaped Box Heart Shaped Box Product Image
Blew Blew Product Image
Live at the Paramount Live at the Paramount Product Image
Outcesticide Outcesticide Product Image
Live and Loud
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