Icon (Nirvana album)

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Greatest hits album by Nirvana
Released August 31, 2010
Recorded 1991–1994
Genre Grunge
Length 41:21
Language English
Label Geffen, UMɵ
Nirvana chronology
Live at Reading
(2009)Live at Reading2009
Nevermind: The Singles
(2011)Nevermind: The Singles2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Icon is a compilation album from American grunge band Nirvana. It was released on August 31, 2010.


Icon is the band's second greatest hits collection. The album was part of the Icon series launched by Universal Music Enterprises, which featured greatest hits releases "from 30 major artists spanning rock, pop, R&B and country."[2]

The album features "You Know You're Right", first released on the band's 2002 greatest hits album, Nirvana, as well as the four singles from the band's 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind ("Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come as You Are", "Lithium", "In Bloom") and three singles from their 1993 follow-up album In Utero ("Heart-Shaped Box", "Pennyroyal Tea", "Rape Me"), plus one album track from In Utero ("Dumb"). The album also includes the single from the MTV Unplugged In New York album ("About a Girl") and the unplugged version of "All Apologies", which was a promotional single.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kurt Cobain unless otherwise noted..

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "You Know You're Right"   Nirvana 3:37
2. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nevermind 5:02
3. "Come As You Are"   Nevermind 3:40
4. "Lithium"   Nevermind 4:17
5. "In Bloom"   Nevermind 4:15
6. "Heart-Shaped Box"   In Utero 4:40
7. "Pennyroyal Tea" (Litt Remix)   In Utero 3:36
8. "Rape Me"   In Utero 2:50
9. "Dumb"   In Utero 2:31
10. "About a Girl"   MTV Unplugged in New York 3:08
11. "All Apologies"   MTV Unplugged in New York 3:45



Year Chart Position
2010 Greek Albums Chart[3] 37


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[4] Gold 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone