Top 50 by Nirvana – Kurt Cobain lists his all-time favorite albums

// January 30th, 2014 // Entertainment

Cover of Kurt Cobain's Journals

Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, hand-scrawled a list of his all-time favorite albums.  Published in Kurt Cobain’s Journals (a collection of writings and drawings by Cobain), it was titled “Top 50 by Nirvana” and included a few fascinating surprises.  Here’s the complete list:

Top 50 by Nirvana

 

Kurt Cobain’s Top 50 Albums

  1. Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power (1973)
  2. Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)
  3. The Breeders – Pod (1990)
  4. The Vaselines – Dying for It (1988, listed as Pink EP)
  5. The Shaggs – Philosophy of the World (1969)
  6. Fang – Landshark (1982)
  7. MDC – Millions of Dead Cops (1981)
  8. Scratch Acid – Scratch Acid (1984, listed as 1st EP)
  9. Saccharine Trust – Paganicons (1981, listed as 1st EP)
  10. Butthole Surfers – Pee Pee the Sailor (1983)
  11. Black Flag – My War (1984)
  12. Bad Brains – Rock for Light (1983)
  13. Gang of Four – Entertainment! (1979)
  14. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
  15. The Frogs – It’s Only Right and Natural (1989)
  16. PJ Harvey – Dry (1992)
  17. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (1988)
  18. The Knack – Get the Knack (1979)
  19. The Saints – Know Your Product (1978)
  20. Kleenex – “anything by:” (1978-1983, possibly referring to 1993’s Kleenex/LiLiPUT compilation)
  21. The Raincoats – The Raincoats (1979)
  22. Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth (1980)
  23. Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)
  24. Various Artists – What Is It. (1982, erroneously listed as What Is This?)
  25. R.E.M. – Green (1988)
  26. Shonen Knife – Burning Farm (K Records version, 1985)
  27. The Slits – Typical Girls (1979)
  28. The Clash – Combat Rock (1982)
  29. The Faith/Void – The Faith/Void (1982)
  30. Rites of Spring – Rites of Spring (1985)
  31. Beat Happening – Jamboree (1988)
  32. Tales of Terror – Tales of Terror (1984)
  33. Leadbelly – Leadbelly’s Last Sessions Volume One (1953)
  34. Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988)
  35. Daniel Johnston – Yip/Jump Music (1983)
  36. Flipper – Album – Generic Flipper (1982)
  37. The Beatles – Meet the Beatles! (1964)
  38. Half Japanese – We Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love (1990)
  39. Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician (1987)
  40. Black Flag – Damaged (1981)
  41. Fear – The Record (1982)
  42. Public Image Ltd – The Flowers of Romance (1981)
  43. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
  44. Marine Girls – Beach Party (1982)
  45. David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
  46. Wipers – Is This Real? (1980)
  47. Wipers – Youth of America (1981)
  48. Wipers – Over the Edge (1983)
  49. Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly (1990)
  50. Swans – Young God (1984, erroneously listed as Raping a Slave)




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