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?
Popularized the genre.
What was I gonna say... Nevermind
"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.
For being the first Grunge supergroup album.
It bridged the gap between Mother Love Bone and Pearl Jam.
Also popularized grunge.
Quite as well popularized it.
This album is seriously important to grunge.
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.
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.
TAD are criminally underrated.
Overlooked grunge classic!
Without Green River, grunge wouldn't have existed.
This should be number one since this is the first grunge album
This was in 1990 but Green River released an EP in 1985 (Come On Down) which was the first grunge release ever.
This album came out two years before "Nevermind", so it was obviously important for grunge.
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?
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.
More post-grunge than pure grunge.
This album has one of their best known hits "Tomorrow".
Important for being the path that Dave Grohl took after the death of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
Essentially important because songs like "This Is a Call" and "I'll Stick Around" were played to death on MTV and radio.
Dave Grohl's first album since Kurt Cobain died.
This album deserves a place in the top 10 or top 20!
This was before any nirvana album
Even though I'm not a fan of STP this album was somewhat important to Grunge music.