This Is Grunge

Fuzzy guitars and the banshee screams of Courtney Love and Chris Cornell. This is grunge. Listen to our Spotify playlist and take this trip back to the 90s.
Grunge (noun)
   1. grime, dirt.
   2. a style of rock music characterised by a raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery.
 
I discovered grunge music in my early teens. Whilst my peers were moshing in circle pits to Nu-Metal, I was part of a small pocket in my school who had discovered Nirvana, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains. I had found my soulmate in grunge music. The fuzzy guitars, the banshee screams of Courtney Love and Chris Cornell, the whole sound of the genre spoke to me.
 
Fuzzy guitars and the banshee screams of Courtney Love and Chris Cornell. This is grunge. Listen to our Spotify playlist and take this trip back to the 90s. Nirvana, Pixies, Hole, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins
 
I religiously collected albums by all the bands associated with grunge, as well as artists I knew had inspired them. For me, this movement opened up the door to a plethora of other musicians and I hope it does for you too. This collection includes the usual stalwarts you’d expect to see, as well as bands like The Melvins and Sonic Youth who are often credited with kickstarting the scene. 
 
Click here to see the This is Grunge playlist on Spotify.  Be sure to check out the Acoustic Grunge playlist from earlier in the year too. Come listen to more free streaming music on our Spotify station or you can use the embedded player here on our site. Have an idea for one? Get in touch
 

This is Grunge playlist

    • Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
    • The Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
    • Pixies – Debaser
    • Alice In Chains – Them Bones
    • Stone Temple Pilots – Plush
    • Pearl Jam – Even Flow
    • Hole – Garbage Man
    • Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
    • L7 – Shitlist
    • The Smashing Pumpkins – Today
    • Meat Puppets – Split Myself In Two
    • Alice In Chains – Man in the Box
    • Pixies – Monkey Gone to Heaven
    • R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People
    • Soundgarden – Jesus Christ Pose
    • Hole – Pretty On The Inside
    • L7 – Shove
    • Melvins – Copache
    • Mad Season – River Of Deceit
    • Meat Puppets – Aurora Borealis
    • Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot 
    • The Lemonheads – Confetti
    • Silverchair – Tomorrow
    • Nirvana – In Bloom
    • Stone Temple Pilots – Creep
    • Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick
    • Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You
    • Melvins – Honey Bucket
    • Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots
    • The Lemonheads – Alisons Starting To Happen

Victoria is a full-time mum to two living in the south of England. She has a love for all things grunge, classic rock, craftivism and Twin Peaks. She is also the President for the Punky Reading Chapter

Photo by Dakota Krupp on Unsplash

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