MY ALL TIME 25 GRUNGE ALBUMS
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Grunge has never been my preferred style, but at the beginning of the 90s it was huge and I was definitely put under heavy influence by it. The genre emerged like a tsunami and quickly became the trendiest thing putting aside heavy metal music. Under the grunge genre, some of the most important albums in music history were released.Once again I'm going to make a note that during the grunge times I was listening to the heaviest styles/bands available. The metalheads didn't like the grunge much, because it was a kind of lighter, not aggressive at all, and didn't actually represent the values of the heavy music. Although grunge was attitude too, a different kind of rebellion, but more "peaceful" in comparison to what heavy metal music stands for. I won't lie if I say that back then, many more girls around were listening to the grunge. We, the boys, were into heavier stuff, lmao! And still, 30 years later I don't listen to grunge a lot. Another memory I have is that I got to know about "grunge" for the first time probably from an announcement/review of "The Singles" movie OST?
Below I tried to outline and list my top 25 grunge albums of all time. Albums that left a significant mark on me. Yeah, so many memories, parties, friends, moments... Some of these albums I still listen to a lot. Others, well they are more like a point of time left behind me. The list could be longer of course, but I tried to really narrow down my favorites and put them in some kind of order of preference. The below 25 albums are really my favorite ones within the grunge genre. Not many surprises I guess. The readers might notice that some big names are missing here. Yes, music is a personal experience...or it could have been a Top 50 list.
While preparing this list, I once again tried to keep strictly into the grunge genre limits. In that period of time, a lot of boundaries have been crossed giving the birth of alternative metal, alternative rock, post-grunge etc. Because of the above rule, I did not include tremendous artists like Garbage or Alanis Morisette, and I'm all over their 90s works. Even No Doubt was also a choice with their Tragic Kingdom bestseller...
Another important thing. I witnessed them almost all when they were released. I was into music collection and into music hunting. Why I say this? Many times one who has lived the release of an album, or the times around, may appreciate more the music. From the distance of the time, judgment is much more subjective.