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The Best Grunge Bands

The beginning of the 1990s saw a new genre of rock emerge: grunge music. Grunge bands emerged left and right, primarily from Seattle. A subgenre of alternative rock, grunge music is a stripped down version of rock, but also includes elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal along with distorted guitars, contrasting song dynamics, and angry lyrics. Some of the best bands of that decade are grunge bands. The best grunge bands are also considered among the greatest bands of all time. 

So, who are the best grunge bands? Any list of grunge bands has to start with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. These two iconic bands couldn't have had a different path to music glory. Nirvana was only around for three studio albums and Pearl Jam continues to make music today. Yet both are considered popular grunge music bands and the top grunge music bands. Other grunge music artists include Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and Screaming Trees.

That said, who are considered the greatest grunge music bands? It's up to you to decide. There are a lot of good grunge bands, but only the best can be on the list of grunge bands. 
This poll answers the questions "who are the best grunge music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest grunge music musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular grunge music bands that you might've heard of. (33 items)

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    the people's #1 Aberdeen, Washington, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    most listed Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    San Diego, California, United States of America

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    United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Ellensburg, Washington, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Montesano, Washington, United States of America

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

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    Newcastle, Australia

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    Zion, Illinois, United States of America

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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    Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States of America

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    added by muzziac Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Ellensburg, Washington, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Olympia, Washington, United States of America

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    new! Charlestown, Indiana, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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