10 Best Grunge Albums
Grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that transcends definition. Few bands that originally played the music actually referred to themselves as grunge, while many others hoped to be lumped into the movement during its early-'90s commercial heyday. Fans and critics may argue about the details, but broadly speaking, this Seattle-centric sound emerged in the late '80s and was characterized by loud, aggressive guitars rooted in punk rock, heavy metal and indie rock. Beyond that, things get a bit fuzzy -- much like those aforementioned guitars -- which is why making a list of the 10 Best Grunge Albums is rather daunting. But we dug out our finest flannels and went diving through our crates of CDs, and we came up with this inventory. Enjoy.