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In Journals, Kurt Cobain made a list of his Top 50 favorite albums under the title "Top 50 by Nirvana."

Kurt Cobain's Top 50 Albums Edit

  1. Iggy & The StoogesRaw Power (1973)
  2. PixiesSurfer Rosa (1988)
  3. The BreedersPod (1990)
  4. The VaselinesDying for It (1988, listed as Pink EP)
  5. The ShaggsPhilosophy of the World (1969)
  6. FangLandshark! (1982)
  7. MDCMillions of Dead Cops (1981)
  8. Scratch AcidScratch Acid (1984, listed as 1st EP)
  9. Saccharine TrustPaganicons (1981, listed as 1st EP)
  10. Butthole SurfersPee Pee the Sailor (1983)
  11. Black FlagMy War (1984)
  12. Bad BrainsRock for Light (1983)
  13. Gang of FourEntertainment! (1979)
  14. Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)
  15. The FrogsIt's Only Right and Natural (1989)
  16. PJ HarveyDry (1992)
  17. Sonic YouthDaydream Nation (1988)
  18. The KnackGet the Knack (1979)
  19. The SaintsKnow Your Product (1978)
  20. Kleenex – "anything by:" (1978–1983, collected on 1993's Kleenex/LiLiPUT anthology)
  21. The RaincoatsThe Raincoats (1979)
  22. Young Marble GiantsColossal Youth (1980)
  23. AerosmithRocks (1976)
  24. Various Artists – What Is It. (1982, erroneously listed as What Is This?)
  25. R.E.M.Green (1988)
  26. Shonen KnifeBurning Farm (K Records version, 1985)
  27. The SlitsCut (1979, listed as Typical Girls)
  28. The ClashCombat Rock (1982)
  29. The Faith/VoidThe Faith/Void (1982)
  30. Rites of SpringRites of Spring (1985)
  31. Beat HappeningJamboree (1988)
  32. Tales of TerrorTales of Terror (1984)
  33. LeadbellyLeadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One (1953)
  34. MudhoneySuperfuzz Bigmuff (1988)
  35. Daniel JohnstonYip/Jump Music (1983)
  36. FlipperAlbum – Generic Flipper (1982)
  37. The BeatlesMeet the Beatles! (1964)
  38. Half JapaneseWe Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love (1990)
  39. Butthole SurfersLocust Abortion Technician (1987)
  40. Black FlagDamaged (1981)
  41. FearThe Record (1982)
  42. Public Image LtdThe Flowers of Romance (1981)
  43. Public EnemyIt Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
  44. Marine GirlsBeach Party (1981)
  45. David BowieThe Man Who Sold the World (1970)
  46. WipersIs This Real? (1980)
  47. Wipers – Youth of America (1981)
  48. Wipers – Over the Edge (1983)
  49. Mazzy StarShe Hangs Brightly (1990)
  50. SwansYoung God (1984, erroneously listed as Raping a Slave)