Best Seattle Bands

Seattle, the city of grunge, best bands who grow up in this wonderful city.

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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. more.

Slater-Kinney shouldn't be on this list, they're from the olympia area. I mean, come on, their name is a street in Lacey. Technically Nirvana is from Gray County but they were in Seattle when releasing their first album, rising to fam, and seattle influenced their sound a lot. And Heart should be above Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, and maybe Soundgarden. This list should be based off who captures the essence of Seattle, and foo fighters (although a great band) didn't do that.

2Pearl 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. more.

Pearl Jam changed my life the first time I heard them. No offense to Nirvana (R.I.P. Kurt) but this grunge band has more to offer.

3Alice 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.

Best rock band of 90's and early 2000's. Pure rock and roll! Not a grunge band. Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell have one of the most unique vocal sounds ever. And Jerry is a badass guitar player. One of the best ever in my opinion

4Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.
5SoundgardenSoundgarden 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.
6Foo FightersFoo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel more.
7HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
9Screaming 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.
10Modest Mouse

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12Temple of The DogTemple of the Dog is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of the bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. The line-up included Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, more.
13The Classic Crime

The most underrated rock band of all time, look them up as listen to any (except Phoenix) of their albums and you will be amazed, mainly by lead singer's vocals/lyric writing.

Best band still alive and playing from Seattle except Pearl Jam

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14MudhoneyMudhoney 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.
15Band of Horses
16Mad Season
17Mother Love Bone
18Death Cab for Cutie
19Presidents of the U.S.A.
20Green River
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