Kurt Cobain's 50 Favorite Albums

    He had very good taste! Pretty much all of this handwritten list from Journals, a collection of his letters and drawings published in 2002, holds up really well today.

    If you're having trouble with his handwriting...

    1. Iggy and the Stooges, "Raw Power"

    2. Pixies, "Surfer Rosa"

    3. The Breeders, "Pod"

    4. The Vaselines, "Pink EP"

    5. The Shaggs, "Philosophy of the World"

    6. Fang, "Landshark"

    7. MDC, "Millions of Dead Cops"

    8. Scratch Acid, "Scratch Acid EP"

    9. Saccharine Trust, "Paganicons"

    10. Butthole Surfers, "Pee Pee the Sailor" aka "Brown Reason to Live"

    11. Black Flag, "My War"

    12. Bad Brains, "Rock for Light"

    13. Gang of Four, "Entertainment!"

    14. Sex Pistols, "Never Mind the Bollocks"

    15. The Frogs, "It's Only Right and Natural"

    16. PJ Harvey, "Dry"

    17. Sonic Youth, "Daydream Nation"

    18. The Knack, "Get the Knack"

    19. The Saints, "Know Your Product"

    20. Kleenex

    21. The Raincoats, "The Raincoats"

    22. Young Marble Giants, "Colossal Youth"

    23. Aerosmith, "Rocks"

    24. Various Artists, "What Is It"

    25. R.E.M., "Green"

    26. Shonen Knife, "Burning Farm"

    27. The Slits, "Typical Girls"

    28. The Clash, "Combat Rock"

    29. The Faith/Void, "Split EP"

    30. Rites of Spring, "Rites of Spring"

    31. Beat Happening, "Jamboree"

    32. Tales of Terror, "Tales of Terror"

    33. Leadbelly, "Leadbelly's Last Sessions Vol. 1"

    34. Mudhoney, "Superfuzz Bigmuff"

    35. Daniel Johnston, "Yip/Jump Music"

    36. Flipper, "Generic Flipper"

    37. The Beatles, "Meet the Beatles"

    38. Half Japanese, "We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love"

    39. Butthole Surfers, "Locust Abortion Technician"

    40. Black Flag, "Damaged"

    41. Fear, "The Record"

    42. PiL, "Flowers of Romance"

    43. Public Enemy, "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"

    44. Marine Girls, "Beach Party"

    45. David Bowie, "The Man Who Sold the World"

    46. Wipers, "Is This Real?"

    47. Wipers, "Youth of America"

    48. Wipers, "Over the Edge"

    49. Mazzy Star, "She Hangs Brightly"

    50. Swans, "Young God"

    Thanks to Laughing Squid.