These bands aren't being ranked by popularity rather by talent they have overall.
The Top Ten
1Alice In ChainsAlice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
The most talented grunge band of all time.
Oh yes They make nirvana look like crap in comparison - christangrant
2Pearl JamPearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
Talented they are.
3SoundgardenSoundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
Talented and underrated at the same time.
4Screaming TreesScreaming Trees was an American rock band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985 by vocalist Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bass player Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel.
A very talented grunge band.
5MudhoneyMudhoney is an American alternative rock band. Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney's members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters.
Before someone says their not grunge, let me remind you a lot of their songs have grunge elements from the murky guitars to the overall sound that would play a large role in grunge so they are grunge.
6MelvinsThe Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
Again before someone says they aren't grunge their songs have a lot of grunge elements from the murky guitars, angst lyrics and anger to the sound so yes they count as grunge.
7TadTad (often styled as TAD) was an American grunge band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1988 by Tad Doyle. Among the first of the many bands which came out of Seattle in the grunge era, Tad was notable for the fact that its music was inspired far more by 1970s metal (much like Alice in Chains and ...read more.
Very underrated talented grunge band.
This collaboration band of Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees and Alice in Chains had a lot of talent shame they only had one album released.
9NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
Their first album was grunge but anything past that was post- grunge so not really regular grunge but not bad overall.
They are actually pretty talented their live performances are great - christangrant
10Temple Of The DogTemple of the Dog is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of the bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. The line-up included Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, ...read more.
A collaboration between Soundgarden and Pearl Jam that paid off well and they are talented together.
11NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.