Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Grunge Albums

Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Grunge Albums

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50. Mother Love Bone - Apple

Mother Love Bone - Apple
July 19, 1990
Critic Score
90
1 review

49. Toadies - Rubberneck

Toadies - Rubberneck
August 23, 1994

46. Veruca Salt - American Thighs

Veruca Salt - American Thighs
September 27, 1994
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

45. The Stooges - Funhouse

The Stooges - Funhouse
July 7, 1970
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

43. Black Flag - My War

Black Flag - My War
March 1, 1984
Critic Score
50
2 reviews

42. Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies

Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
January 25, 1994
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

41. Soundgarden - Screaming Life

Soundgarden - Screaming Life
October 1, 1987
Critic Score
50
1 review

37. L7 - Smell the Magic

L7 - Smell the Magic
September 1, 1990
Critic Score
80
1 review

36. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
September 10, 1990
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

34. 7 Year Bitch - ¡Viva Zapata!

7 Year Bitch - ¡Viva Zapata!
June 28, 1994
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

33. Babes in Toyland - Fontanelle

Babes in Toyland - Fontanelle
August 11, 1992
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

31. TAD - 8-Way Santa

TAD - 8-Way Santa
February 1, 1991
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

30. Wipers - Youth of America

Wipers - Youth of America
March 13, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

29. Green River - Come on Down

Green River - Come on Down
September 1, 1985

28. Soundgarden - Louder Than Love

Soundgarden - Louder Than Love
September 5, 1989
Critic Score
63
3 reviews

27. Babes in Toyland - Spanking Machine

Babes in Toyland - Spanking Machine
April 16, 1990
Critic Score
80
1 review

25. Melvins - Bullhead

Melvins - Bullhead
May 3, 1991
Critic Score
80
1 review

24. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
June 7, 1994
Critic Score
69
3 reviews

23. Soundgarden - Ultramega OK

Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
October 31, 1988
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

21. Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip

Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip
June 18, 2002
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

20. Green River - Dry as a Bone

Green River - Dry as a Bone
June 1, 1987
Critic Score
78
1 review

19. Various Artists - Singles

Various Artists - Singles
June 30, 1992
Critic Score
90
1 review

18. Mad Season - Above

Mad Season - Above
March 14, 1995
Critic Score
50
4 reviews

17. Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
September 8, 1992
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

16. Melvins - Houdini

Melvins - Houdini
September 21, 1993
Critic Score
90
1 review

15. L7 - Bricks Are Heavy

L7 - Bricks Are Heavy
April 14, 1992
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

14. Alice in Chains - Facelift

Alice in Chains - Facelift
August 21, 1990
Critic Score
70
1 review

13. Nirvana - Bleach

Nirvana - Bleach
June 15, 1989
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

11. Stone Temple Pilots - Core

Stone Temple Pilots - Core
September 29, 1992
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

10. Pearl Jam - Vs.

Pearl Jam - Vs.
October 19, 1993
Critic Score
82
4 reviews
Few American bands have arrived more clearly talented than this one did with "Ten;" and "Vs." tops even that debut.

9. Soundgarden - Superunknown

Soundgarden - Superunknown
March 8, 1994
Critic Score
93
5 reviews

8. Nirvana - In Utero

Nirvana - In Utero
September 13, 1993
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

In Utero is a lot of things — brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it's a triumph of the will.

7. Temple Of The Dog - Temple of the Dog

Temple Of The Dog - Temple of the Dog
April 16, 1991
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

6. Alice in Chains - Dirt

Alice in Chains - Dirt
September 29, 1992
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

5. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
October 20, 1988
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

4. Hole - Live Through This

Hole - Live Through This
April 12, 1994
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

3. Pearl Jam - Ten

Pearl Jam - Ten
August 27, 1991
Critic Score
87
4 reviews

They wring a lot of drama out of a few declarative power chords swimming in echo.

2. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
October 8, 1991
Critic Score
84
4 reviews

1. Nirvana - Nevermind

Nirvana - Nevermind
September 24, 1991
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

Too often, underground bands squander their spunk on records they're not ready to make, then burn out their energy and inspiration with uphill touring. Nevermind finds Nirvana at the crossroads — scrappy garageland warriors setting their sights on a land of giants.

Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/50-greatest-grunge-albums-798851/mother-love-bone-apple-1990-798865/
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