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

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 God's Balls - Tad

TAD are criminally underrated.

Overlooked grunge classic!

10 Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden

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

The Contenders

11 Superunknown - Soundgarden
12 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

13 Louder Than Love - Soundgarden

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

14 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

15 Sweet Oblivion - Screaming Trees

Self explantory. - BoredJeff02

16 Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus, Early Singles - Mudhoney
17 Screaming Life - Soundgarden

This was a very immportnat album in grunge history - christangrant

18 Core - Stone Temple Pilots

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

19 In Utero - Nirvana
20 Gluey Porch Treatments - Melvins

This was before any nirvana album - christangrant

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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. Nevermind - Nirvana
2. Ten - Pearl Jam
3. Superunknown - Soundgarden
1. Mudhoney - Mudhoney
2. Melvins - Melvins
3. Nevermind - Nirvana

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