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Grunge Years
Various Artists
Grunge Years
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Grunge Years
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 5/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 1/1/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, By Decade, 1980s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 098787011227

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Great little-known music
Magnus Erlingsen | Tonsberg, Norway | 03/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Firstly, I did NOT buy this for the Nirvana song. To be so shallow as to think that would be the only good song on this compilation is unbelievable. True, Nirvana is the only really well-known band on this one, but for those of us who have advanced a bit deeper into the world of grunge, Dive is only one of several gems found here.

This album features the heavy metal song "Stumbling Man" by Tad, with Soundgarden-like riffs and deep vocals. It also features punkish "House" with Babes in Toyland where Courtney Love does some superb angry vocals. Most of the rest of the songs are rather grungy, most are really good.

I recommend this album for any fan of Nirvana not yet familar with the rest of the Seattle scene, as it contains some very good examples of grunge songs, and some good reasons to check these bands out further. Also recommended for fans of any of the bands on the record, as the songs on this compilation are mostly singles that are hard to get hold of otherwise."
Sub Pop creates an aura
Edwin W. Skinner, Jr. | Rocky Mount, NC | 08/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Another Sub Pop compilation filled with as many "lesser" bands as household names. Not quite the quality (in the music or the packaging) as the Sub Pop 200 re-issue, but a nice snapshot of what came to be known as The Grunge Era.

Unfortunately, the overall quality of this (and other discs like it - not to mention the individual band catalogues) serves as a constant reminder just what a boring musical time we live in now. Nothing lends weight to music like a "music scene," and the folks at Sub Pop played the Seattle angle to the hilt. Lucky us they did . . ."
Various artists, various songs.
H3@+h | VT | 04/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Though it may look like it, this isn't a "Best of Grunge", or even a "Best of Sub-Pop" collection. But it is a great bunch of random songs from random bands of the genre. The first two tracks are probably the most well known, but they're all just as good. I especially like the songs from "Tad", "Mark Lanegan", "The Afghan Whigs", and "The Walkabouts". The "Mudhoney" one is good also. To tell the truth, I'm kind of suprised Sup-Pop never did a "Best Of" type thing, or anyone for that matter. Also, all these songs were released in 1990-91, and after my copy of this, there's only 499,999 others, so happy hunting."