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    How Would You Rank the Seattle Grunge Top-Four?

    Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains.

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    Nirvana
    AIC
    Soundgarden
    PJ
    MacKinnon > Stepan and Kreider?
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    PJ, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains. But that's just my taste


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    Quote Originally Posted by booze and wingz View Post
    Nirvana
    AIC
    Soundgarden
    PJ
    I tend to agree with this, but I'm having a tough time with Soundgarden being as low, though I'm sure part of that is Cornell's death.
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    Nirvana- Stands alone above the rest.
    Pearl Jam- Longevity alone
    Soundgarden- Greater commercial success
    Alive in Chains- I'd personally put them 3rd

    I'm adding a 5th
    Stone Temple Pilots

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    Of these 4, Personally...

    Nirvana
    Pearl Jam
    Alice in Chains
    Soundgarden


    My personal liking aside I'd have to view it as....

    Pearl Jam (longevity)
    Nirvana
    Soundgarden
    Alice in Chains

    I've never been much of a Pearl Jam fan, I like the other 3 much more but I have to respect Pearl Jam even in my personal list even if I never was never truly into their music (if that makes sense)


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    Outside of Ten and Temple of the Dog, I just don't care about Pearl Jam at all.
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    In some regards "Vs" wipes the floor with Ten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Outside of Ten and Temple of the Dog, I just don't care about Pearl Jam at all.
    I am kind of the same. I liked Ten, Vs. and then parts of Vitolgy were great, I can't listen to anything new from them for some reason. Temple of the Dog was amazing. for me, my list would be:

    Nirvana
    Soundgarden
    Pearl Jam
    AIC

    Badmotor Finger and Superunknown were such great albums, and IMO, kind of pushed Pearl Jam aside, at least for me. The only thing Pearl Jam has over Soundgarden was longevity. But, IMO, quality outweighs quantity. I was never really a big AIC fan.

    That being said, losing 3 of the 4 of them really sucks.

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    If you're talking influence:

    Nirvana
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    Pearl Jam
    Alice in Chains
    Soundgarden

    If you're talking about created the best music:

    Nirvana
    Alice in Chains
    Soundgarden
    Pearl Jam

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    I'm always surprised by how many people love grunge. I guess it's just a timing/age thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck Head View Post
    Nirvana- Stands alone above the rest.
    Pearl Jam- Longevity alone
    Soundgarden- Greater commercial success
    Alive in Chains- I'd personally put them 3rd

    I'm adding a 5th
    Stone Temple Pilots
    I agree with you on STP, they are one of my favorite bands, they weren't part of the Seattle scene persay. Nirvana, Soundgarden, AIC and Pearl Jam were all from Seattle, STP was from San Diego. But I agree they were part of the pioneers of grunge and definitely deserve a nod.

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    How Would You Rank the Seattle Grunge Top-Four?

    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    I'm always surprised by how many people love grunge. I guess it's just a timing/age thing.
    For the demographic posting here ... lots of males 20s-40s, it makes sense. Just think about how grunge rock coincided with the Rangers Stanley Cup. I was blessed during my teens years I guess.


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    Actually one of my clear memories as a teen was blasting STP at a friends house while playing hours of NHL HOCKEY on Sega.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Parsley View Post
    For the demographic posting here ... lots of males 20s-40s, it makes sense. Just think about how grunge rock coincided with the Rangers Stanley Cup. I was blessed during my teens years I guess.


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    I mean I'm a male who is 29 and have 0 appreciation for grunge...or really anything from Seattle in general lol.

    I was 3 when badmotorfinger and Nevermind came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parsley View Post
    For the demographic posting here ... lots of males 20s-40s, it makes sense. Just think about how grunge rock coincided with the Rangers Stanley Cup. I was blessed during my teens years I guess.


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    I hear you. It would be like someone talking about hip hop from the late 90's early 2000's. We didn't grow up with it, so we didn't relate to it and it wouldn't effect us. For some of us though, this was our adolescence and what raised us. Music when we were younger was different than it is now, it meant more to us than music does to people younger than us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parsley View Post
    Actually one of my clear memories as a teen was blasting STP at a friends house while playing hours of NHL HOCKEY on Sega.


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    I remember when Core first came out and getting that album and listening with my friends. Once that opening started for Dead and Bloated, and it would kick in, we would all go wild. I still remember sitting in my friends room rocking out to STP, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. So many great memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYR2711 View Post
    I hear you. It would be like someone talking about hip hop from the late 90's early 2000's. We didn't grow up with it, so we didn't relate to it and it wouldn't effect us. For some of us though, this was our adolescence and what raised us. Music when we were younger was different than it is now, it meant more to us than music does to people younger than us.
    Said every generation, ever. lol

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    How Would You Rank the Seattle Grunge Top-Four?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYR2711 View Post
    I hear you. It would be like someone talking about hip hop from the late 90's early 2000's. We didn't grow up with it, so we didn't relate to it and it wouldn't effect us. For some of us though, this was our adolescence and what raised us. Music when we were younger was different than it is now, it meant more to us than music does to people younger than us.
    Yup. Remember sitting in your bedroom or car blasting cassettes and CDs. No internet to distract you from listening. Going to stores to get music or using a mail catalog. I used one to quickly add to my CD collection in the early to mid-90s.

    It seemed like a much more intimate process.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    Said every generation, ever. lol
    Obviously each generation things change but Internet....Napster, iTunes, Spotify, etc massively change the whole music world.

    Those of us in our 30s and older witnessed it first hand. I'm not complaining now as I can order a new album in seconds, things have just changed immensely.


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