Top 10 Most Important Albums in Grunge Music History
The Top Ten
Never expected this album to hit #1 on this list.
Their debut album.
Really, didn't "originate" the genre? Then why isn't something by Chuck Berry or Little Richard the most important rock album? Or something by Frank Sinatra the most important pop album?
What was I gonna say... Nevermind
Popularized the genre.
"Louder Than Love" and "Superunknown" are higher and this album isn't? I don't get it.
This was Soundgarden's first and only #1 album on the Billboard 200 charts.
It bridged the gap between Mother Love Bone and Pearl Jam.
For being the first Grunge supergroup album.
Also popularized grunge.
Quite as well popularized it.
Obviously an important album because, not only is it a swansong for Andrew Wood, but this was the band that Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament played in between Green River and Pearl Jam.
This album is seriously important to grunge.
Just the best
This was a very immportnat album in grunge history
1985 - it was the very FIRST grunge record. It's an EP and not an album but I guess it counts in the context of this list. This EP was also the debut release by Green River.
Superunknown is better but this album is more important.
Important for influencing Nirvana no matter how overrated they are.
This album came out two years before "Nevermind", so it was obviously important for grunge.
Overlooked grunge classic!
TAD are criminally underrated.
This was in 1990 but Green River released an EP in 1985 (Come On Down) which was the first grunge release ever.
This should be number one since this is the first grunge album
Without Green River, grunge wouldn't have existed.
The Offspring may sound a little bit like Nirvana on this album, but that doesn't make this album or this band grunge.
Coincidentally, this album came out the day Kurt Cobain was found dead.
Not completely grunge, but a great album!
Wrong list to include this album.
1986. The second release in grunge history is a compilation album by these 6 bands, hence the album title. The album contains multiple tracks by these 6 bands. It was a low-budget project and band members recall that each band was given four hours of studio time.
This album has one of their best known hits "Tomorrow".
More post-grunge than pure grunge.
Sure it's important for starting Dave Grohl's career but did it really influence the genre that much? Not really... sure it was a raw and kickass album but not really influential to me.
Essentially important because songs like "This Is a Call" and "I'll Stick Around" were played to death on MTV and radio.
Important for being the path that Dave Grohl took after the death of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
Dave Grohl's first album since Kurt Cobain died.
Even though I'm not a fan of STP this album was somewhat important to Grunge music.
This was before any nirvana album