Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) made in his Journals a list of his Top 50 favorite albums under the title “Top 50 by Nirvana.”

Journals is a collection of writings and drawings done by Kurt Cobain, lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana, from the late 1980s until his death in 1994. It was published in November 2002.

This is the list:

1.- Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power (1973)

Iggy and the Stooges, Raw Power

2.- Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)

Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)

3.- The Breeders – Pod (1990)

The Breeders - Pod (1990)

4.- The Vaselines – Dying for It (1988, listed as Pink EP)

The Vaselines - Dying for It (1988, listed as Pink EP)

5.- The Shaggs – Philosophy of the World (1969)

The Shaggs - Philosophy of the World (1969)

6.- Fang – Landshark (1982)

Fang - Landshark (1982)

7.- MDC – Millions of Dead Cops (1981)

MDC - Millions of Dead Cops (1981)

8.- Scratch Acid – Scratch Acid (1984, listed as 1st EP)

Scratch Acid - Scratch Acid (1984, listed as 1st EP)

9.- Saccharine Trust – Paganicons (1981, listed as 1st EP)

Saccharine Trust - Paganicons (1981)

10.- Butthole Surfers – Pee Pee the Sailor (1983)

Butthole Surfers - Pee Pee the Sailor (1983)

11.- Black Flag – My War (1984)

Black Flag - My War (1984)

12.- Bad Brains – Rock for Light (1983)

Bad Brains - Rock for Light (1983)

13.- Gang of Four – Entertainment! (1979)

Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)

14.- Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)

Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)

15.- The Frogs – It’s Only Right and Natural (1989)

The Frogs - It's Only Right and Natural (1989)

16.- PJ Harvey – Dry (1992)

PJ Harvey - Dry (1992)

17.- Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (1988)

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)

18.- The Knack – Get the Knack (1979)

The Knack - Get the Knack (1979)

19.- The Saints – Know Your Product (1978)

The Saints - Know Your Product (1978)

20.- Kleenex – “anything by:” (1978-1983, possibly referring to 1993’s Kleenex/LiLiPUT compilation)

Kleenex

21.- The Raincoats – The Raincoats (1979)

The Raincoats - The Raincoats (1979)

22.- Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth (1980)

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth (1980)

23.- Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)

Aerosmith - Rocks (1976)

24.- Various Artists – What Is It. (1982, erroneously listed as What Is This?)

Various Artists, What Is It

25.- R.E.M. – Green (1988)

R.E.M. - Green (1988)

26.- Shonen Knife – Burning Farm (K Records version, 1985)

Shonen Knife - Burning Farm (K Records version, 1985)

27.- The Slits – Typical Girls (1979)

The Slits - Typical Girls (1979)

28.- The Clash – Combat Rock (1982)

The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)

29.- The Faith/Void – The Faith/Void (1982)

The Faith:Void - The Faith:Void (1982)

30.- Rites of Spring – Rites of Spring (1985)

Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring (1985)

31.- Beat Happening – Jamboree (1988)

Beat Happening - Jamboree (1988)

32.- Tales of Terror – Tales of Terror (1984)

Tales of Terror - Tales of Terror (1984)

33.- Leadbelly – Leadbelly’s Last Sessions Volume One (1953)

Leadbelly - Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One (1953)

34.- Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988)

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988)

35.- Daniel Johnston – Yip/Jump Music (1983)

Daniel Johnston - Yip:Jump Music (1983)

36.- Flipper – Album – Generic Flipper (1982)

Flipper - Album – Generic Flipper (1982)

37.- The Beatles – Meet the Beatles! (1964)

The Beatles - Meet the Beatles! (1964)

38.- Half Japanese – We Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love (1990)

Half Japanese - We Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love (1990)

39.- Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician (1987)

Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician (1987)

40.- Black Flag – Damaged (1981)

Black Flag - Damaged (1981)

41.- Fear – The Record (1982)

Fear - The Record (1982)

42.- Public Image Ltd – The Flowers of Romance (1981)

Public Image Ltd - The Flowers of Romance (1981)

43.- Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

44.- Marine Girls -Beach Party

Marine Girls -Beach Party

45.- David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World (1970)

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World (1970)

46.- Wipers – Is This Real? (1980)

Wipers - Is This Real? (1980)

47.- Wipers – Youth of America (1981)

Wipers - Youth of America (1981)

48.- Wipers – Over the Edge (1983)

Wipers - Over the Edge (1983)

49.- Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly (1990)

Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly (1990)

50.- Swans – Young God (1984, erroneously listed as Raping a Slave)

Swans - Young God (1984)

 

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