If you're a beginner to grunge, start with these bands. Excluding post-grunge bands. Now let's get started.
The Top Ten
1Screaming 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.
Good for grunge beginners.
If you're a beginner this band is a good start.
Especially if you don't like grunge screaming.
4Pearl 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.
I say this is the easiest Grunge band to get into because their more mainstream. Not as heavy as some other bands on this list and perfect for beginning listeners. - cjWriter1997
Their good for grunge starters.
5Temple 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, ...read more.
A grunge supergroup but good for starters.
6Alice 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.
I would recommend starting off with songs like "No Excuses" and "Heaven Beside You" before getting to heavier stuff like "Man in the Box" and "Rooster".
7SoundgardenSoundgarden 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.
If you're new to Soundgarden, "Outshined" would be a great start.
8MelvinsThe 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.
Yes this band counts as grunge from their overall guitars, to lyrics and vocals good for grunge starters.
9NirvanaNirvana 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.
Overrated but good for starters.
10TadTad (often styled as TAD) was an American grunge band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1988 by Tad Doyle. Among the first of the many bands which came out of Seattle in the grunge era, Tad was notable for the fact that its music was inspired far more by 1970s metal (much like Alice in Chains and ...read more.
Very underrated grunge band also good for Grunge starters.