Top 10 Most Important Albums in Grunge Music History

This is my final list. These albums are important to Grunge music.

The Top Ten

1 Mudhoney - Mudhoney

Also there was a typo with the list. It was supposed to be "Most Important Albums in Grunge Music History." - BoredJeff02

Their debut album. - BoredJeff02

2 Nevermind - Nirvana

Ok seriously this is not the most important Grunge album because this only popularized the genre it didn't create it the album that created Grunge should be number 1 - christangrant

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?

This album DIDN'T create Grunge and The Beatles didn't invent ROCK. This album isn't important to the genre it's overrated as hell. - BoredJeff02

Popularized the genre didn't create it stop thinking that please. It's just as bad as people claiming Black Sabbath created Heavy Metal. - BoredJeff02.

Popularized the genre. - BoredJeff02

3 Ten - Pearl Jam

Quite as well popularized it. - BoredJeff02

4 Melvins - Melvins

Did not expect to see this album so high up. But anyways, thanks for not putting Nevermind at #1. Also I added Badmotorfinger because that was Soundgarden's breakthrough album. I suggest you listen to it if you like Superunknown. - cjWriter1997

Important for influencing Nirvana no matter how overrated they are. - BoredJeff02

5 Facelift - Alice In Chains

Also popularized grunge. - BoredJeff02

6 Come on Down - Green River

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. - Metal_Treasure

7 Dirt - Alice in Chains

So Facelift is in the top 10 and this isn't even on the list? - jack2244

8 Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog

For being the first Grunge supergroup album. - BoredJeff02

9 Dry as a Bone/Rehab Doll - Green River

Without Green River, grunge wouldn't have existed.

This should be number one since this is the first grunge album - christangrant

This was in 1990 but Green River released an EP in 1985 (Come On Down) which was the first grunge release ever. - Metal_Treasure

10 Superunknown - Soundgarden

This was Soundgarden's first and only #1 album on the Billboard 200 charts.

The Contenders

11 God's Balls - Tad

TAD are criminally underrated.

Overlooked grunge classic!

12 Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden

"Louder Than Love" and "Superunknown" are higher and this album isn't? I don't get it.

13 Louder Than Love - Soundgarden

Superunknown is better but this album is more important. - BoredJeff02

14 Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus, Early Singles - Mudhoney
15 Deep Six - Green River, Soundgarden, Melvins, Malfunkshun, Skin Yard, the U-Men

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. - Metal_Treasure

16 Smash - The Offspring

The Offspring may sound a little bit like Nirvana on this album, but that doesn't make this album or this band grunge.

Wrong list to include this album.

Coincidentally, this album came out the day Kurt Cobain was found dead.

The Offspring? Grunge? Really?

I know it's obvious they're pop punk and I don't know why people keep voting for this album in particular. - BoredJeff02

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17 Sweet Oblivion - Screaming Trees

Self explantory. - BoredJeff02

18 Screaming Life - Soundgarden

This was a very immportnat album in grunge history - christangrant

19 Core - Stone Temple Pilots

Even though I'm not a fan of STP this album was somewhat important to Grunge music. - BoredJeff02

20 In Utero - Nirvana
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Come on Down - Green River
2. Dry as a Bone/Rehab Doll - Green River
3. Deep Six - Green River, Soundgarden, Melvins, Malfunkshun, Skin Yard, the U-Men
1. Mudhoney - Mudhoney
2. Melvins - Melvins
3. Nevermind - Nirvana
1. Nevermind - Nirvana
2. Ten - Pearl Jam
3. Superunknown - Soundgarden

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