9 Most Underrated Nirvana Songs

Smells like the only song you know.


Considering their unimaginable fame, enduring legacy and incredible cultural presence, Nirvana weren’t actually together that long.

Releasing their debut record in 1989, Nirvana disbanded in 1994 following the untimely death of iconic lead vocalist, Kurt Cobain. Much like other huge bands such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sex Pistols and The Clash, Nirvana had a deceptively short career but that didn’t stop them from releasing some iconic tunes.

Nirvana's most famous release is of course their second record, 1991’s ‘Nevermind’ which featured key grunge tunes such as ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, ‘Lithium’, ‘Come As You Are’, ‘Breed’ and other great, timeless tunes. Beyond these superstardom level singles, Nirvana also released a number of great tracks that have gradually fallen into the background of their discography and are sadly majorly overlooked.

Due to its unrivalled success, you could argue that any Nirvana song not called ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is potentially underrated. But, we will disregard this possibility today and instead focus on the bands overlooked singles, hidden gem B-sides, and most criminally underrated early career tracks.

These are the most underrated Nirvana songs of all time.

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