Top 10 Evidences that Nirvana Didn't Create Grunge

CaptainMowzker
Some people actually believe that Nirvana created Grunge music, it's a big and rather false misconception.

The Top Ten

1 Green River formed before Nirvana and was more influential for the genre

So in all honesty Green River created Grunge not Nirvana. - CaptainMowzker

Why the hell was it changed to evidences? That's not even a word... - CaptainMowzker

Mudhoney were the real influencers in my opinion. - djpenquin999

2 They didn't create anything, and only popularized the genre

If you want to say Nirvana popularized Grunge, then you'd be right. But they didn't create anything. - CaptainMowzker

There were many grunge bands before Nirvana. Grunge existed before Nirvana even formed. Simple as that. They didn't create it. - Powerfultekin

3 Having a popular album doesn't mean they created a genre

By that logic Metallica's Master of Puppets created Thrash Metal, because it was a popular album. Popular albums DO NOT create genres. - CaptainMowzker

4 Nevermind is a poppy album, and doesn't really have the aggression or rawness that Grunge, a subgenre of Punk, has

Drain You, Territorial Pissings, Endless, Nameless, and Stay Away are exceptions but that's it. Come As You Are, Polly, In Bloom, Lithium, Something in the Way, and Smells Like Teen Spirit are poppy radio friendly Rock songs. - CaptainMowzker

You do realize that you named 6 so called "poppy" songs and 5 hard ones. Even so, Come as you are and SLTS are DEFINITELY defining traits of the grunge genre. Stop spamming pointless lists

5 Most of Nirvana's music techniques were already done before they were formed

Their techniques were already done by acts such as: The Pixies, Melvins, and more. So they didn't create anything. - CaptainMowzker

6 Kurt Cobain himself admitted that he didn't create the genre

And he's completely right... - CaptainMowzker

7 Nirvana wasn't that influential for the genre

The only thing they were influential for is maybe Post- Grunge acts like Seether that's about it really. - CaptainMowzker

8 The credit they get for Grunge is highly over exaggerated

And not to mention false to. - CaptainMowzker

9 Most bands that cite Nirvana as a influence are Post-Grunge bands not Grunge bands

Not the biggest reason but still worth mentioning. - CaptainMowzker

10 Soundgarden's Ultra Mega Ok came out before Bleach and Nevermind

Making Soundgarden more influential than Nirvana in the Grunge Four. - CaptainMowzker

The Contenders

11 There were other grunge bands before them

Very true. - CaptainMowzker

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