Top 10 Most Important Albums in Grunge Music HistoryThis is my final list. These albums are important to Grunge music.
The Top Ten
Never expected this album to hit #1 on this list.
Also there was a typo with the list. It was supposed to be "Most Important Albums in Grunge Music History."
Their debut album.
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?
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.
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
Quite as well popularized it.
This was Soundgarden's first and only #1 album on the Billboard 200 charts.
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
It bridged the gap between Mother Love Bone and Pearl Jam.
For being the first Grunge supergroup 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. - Metal_Treasure
"Louder Than Love" and "Superunknown" are higher and this album isn't? I don't get it.
Also popularized grunge.
This was a very immportnat album in grunge history - christangrant
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?3 Comments
This was before any nirvana album - christangrant
This album came out two years before "Nevermind", so it was obviously important for grunge.
TAD are criminally underrated.
Overlooked grunge classic!
Important for influencing Nirvana no matter how overrated they are.
This album is seriously important to grunge. - Soulstealer
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
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.1 Comment
This album has one of their best known hits "Tomorrow".
More post-grunge than pure grunge.
Superunknown is better but this album is more important.
Even though I'm not a fan of STP this album was somewhat important to Grunge music.
Important because this was one of the five grunge records to reach number one on the charts in '94 (the others were "Superunknown", "Jar Of Flies", "Vitalogy" and "MTV Unplugged in New York").
This was a one-off project featuring members of other bands in the Seattle grunge scene, guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, lead singer Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, drummer Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees and bassist John Baker Saunders.
Not as important as other albums so it's not as high.
This album is one of the first albums with the key elements of Grunge - christangrant
I beileve this is the first grunge album - christangrant
I don't think this was that immportant but it was Nickelbacks debut - christangrant
Not only was this the first EP to reach number one on the Billboard 200, but one of the five grunge records to reach that position in '94; the others being "Superunknown", "Vitalogy", "Purple" and "MTV Unplugged in New York".
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