When Nirvana released its album “In Utero” it didn’t capture the zeitgeist like “Nevermind” did, but it still made a huge impact on the music landscape of the ’90s. Nirvana was at the forefront of the grunge movement that characterized rock music in the ’90s. In honor of a great decade of grunge music, here are the 25 best grunge albums from the ’90s.

You can’t talk grunge in the ’90s and only mention Nirvana once. “Nevermind” changed the world. There are those who claim that it killed hair metal. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was named the top music video of all time by MTV at the end of the ’90s. That alone makes it deserving of being on this list.

While “Nevermind” is considered the album that sparked grunge, “Ten” by Pearl Jam actually came out earlier in 1991. Despite being the Seattle band’s first album — it was built out of the ruins of the band Mother Love Bone — it spawned three hits. That includes “Even Flow” and the controversial “Jeremy.”

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