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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by Alexa run my life, May 11, 2020.
The list might not make perfect sense but here it is. You have two choices. Mine is Bush
AiC and Soundgarden get my votes.
The only two bands that have more than one album I will genuinely listen to from start to finish.
I do slightly prefer the works of AiC. What an incredible vocal duo Layne and Jerry were.
When I saw them William Duvall (since I'm way too young to have seen Layne anyway), I don't think either singer hit one single off note in the entire set. So much for the myth that the grungers lacked musicianship and talent.
I've always thought Ten from PJ was a fantastic album with great musicianship and song writing, but in truth it's the only album of theirs I listen too.
I have to hand it to Silverchair for how young they were when they got started. Even if their debut LP Frogstomp is very musically derivative, I feel like it's still very sincere and you can hear the enthusiasm and hunger of some kids getting together putting together an album purely for the love of music.
Kinda cheating, since it's not technically Soundgarden, but this is the only Bond theme I'll listen too outside of the films because it stands up on its own as a kickass tune.
RIP Cornell, what a goddamn voice.
Nirvana was about the only Grunge I got into, and I second the Bond theme as justification for my second choice.
Far as Alt-Rock, I was always more partial to Incubus, Goo Goo Dolls, and Foo Fighters... I guess take that for what you will as far as my understanding of the genre.
Same here, and by a distant margin.
For me, Ten is the band's one and only great album, not just grunge but a great hard rock album overall. Every subsequent release has paled in comparison and I found out why: Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament were the songwriting heart of Ten, and the moment Eddie Vedder became the principal songwriter, a lot of the magic was lost, especially by Vitalogy onwards.
Silverchair are an odd duck, since Frogstomp is the only album that could be considered as pure grunge, let alone the most successful in the US. The band fought tooth and nail to get out of that pigeonhole for every subsequent release, which led them to something truly different and well distanced from the genre, for good or ill. By Diorama Silverchair were a completely different band, more orchestral post rock (even had Van Dyke Parks as a collaborator), which I loved. And by Young Modern, it was pretty much Daniel Johns and co, the pop band heavily influenced by his collaboration with Paul Mac. I didn't like it, but I commend them for following their capricious artistic muse.
Flawed poll... no Skin Yard, no Melvins... but AIC I guess. RIP Layne
Well considering I learned how to play rhythm guitar listening to Cantrell (and Ty Tabor) and my oldest sons name is Lane (diff spelling).
what about some love for King’s X do they count?
Failure and Hum
Soundgarden and Alice In Chains. I really struggle with there being any other correct answer, except perhaps Nirvana.
Does Far count as alt-rock? Failure? Cave In?
I doubt it but lets ask the people
Favourite on that list is probably silverchair, but I never really got into grunge like those a few years older than me.
Alice in Chains for me, closely followed by Nirvana, but I've learned to appreciate Soundgarden since Cornell died. As long as I can skip past black hole sun.
Are we allowing The Afghan Whigs to count as grunge? Gentlemen is awesome.
i liked pearl jam a lot in middle school
I was a huge nirvana fan back in the day and I mean huge!
But now I’ll listen to Alice in Chains on the regular and I love soundgardens earlier stuff up to bad motor finger.
This will piss off the faboys, but Tool's EP was pretty grunge/alt-rock
There are also a lot of riffs on Undertow that would fit in on a Soundgarden album, too.
It's a close race between AIC and Soundgarden for me. AIC was the most metallic and Soundgarden was the most progressive.
Tool's Opiate was certainly alt-rock, but I wouldn't say "grunge" exactly. In fairness though, to me the label "grunge" should be reserved for harder edged alt rock bands that came out of Seattle sometime in the 80s to the very early 90s. It describes more of a scene than a genre, even though the bands in that scene tended to have a lot of sonic similarities.
Hard choice! Love Nirvana, AiC, Pearl Jam, and SoundGarden! Bush i need to catch up on - where to start TS?
Melvins. Needs to be in the poll.
Since Covid-19 is running rampant I need some Mudhoney for a musical cure.
I have a very soft spot for STP’s Core album.