The beginning of the 1990s saw a new genre of rock emerge: grunge music. A subgenre of alternative rock, grunge music is a stripped down version that includes elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal, along with distorted guitars, contrasting song dynamics, and angry lyrics. Many of the best bands from that decade are grunge groups, and in fact, some of these musicians are even considered the greatest bands of all time.
So, who are the best grunge bands? Any list of grunge musicians has to start with the names Nirvana and Pearl Jam. These two legendary groups couldn't have had a different path to music glory. Nirvana was only around for three studio albums, but Pearl Jam continues to make music today. Other top grunge music acts include Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Screaming Trees.
That said, who are considered the greatest grunge music bands ever? It's up to you to decide among the featured grunge singers and instrumentalists below. 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 bands' music (albums and singles) instead of just voting for the most popular or famous grunge artists whom you might've heard of.