Best Pure Grunge Bands

Grunge bands only, no post grunge bands (Creed, Nickelback, Seether, etc).

The Top TenXW

1NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

1. Nirvana (I don't like them but what they completely changed music and I will take time every minute to respect then for the rest of my conscious life)
2. Stone temple pilots ( they're just plain awesome)
3. Soundgarden (I can't get enough of this band)
4. Foo fighters (if it weren't for the fact that they only wrote a few grunge songs they would be number 1. Thanks for shooting yourself curt)
5. Pearl jam (we all know they're awesome)

Number 1 without a doubt. Alice In Chains has done great stuff but they're not really grunge,...they're metal.

Nirvana is awesome they would be better if Kurt Cobain didn't kill himself

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2Alice In ChainsAlice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Amazing band, they tell stories of experience and will defiantly will you will that something

3Pearl JamPearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

One of my favorite bands, and the best grunge band!

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4SoundgardenSoundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
5MudhoneyMudhoney is an American alternative rock band. Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney's members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters.V1 Comment
6Sonic YouthSonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.
7MelvinsThe Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
8Green River
9PixiesThe Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
10Stone Temple Pilots

The Contenders

11Screaming TreesScreaming Trees was an American rock band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985 by vocalist Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bass player Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel.
12Tad
13Gruntruck
14Mother Love Bone
15L7
16BushBush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.
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