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
Nevermind: The Singles
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Icon is a compilation album from the 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]

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


Charts and certifications[edit]


Year Chart Position
2010 Greek Albums Chart[3] 37


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

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