03-04-2020

Ten ‘90s Alternative Rock Albums To Listen To

Alice In Chains, Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Hole, L7, 7 Year Bitch, Mudhoney, Melvins, Paw, and the Judgment Night soundtrack.

This week we're focusing on 10 incredible grunge/alternative rock albums from the magic '90s. Think about Alice in Chains, one of the darkest bands to emerge from Seattle. Their 1992 album Dirt was a milestone in the grunge-genre. The Seattle-based supergroup Mad Season recorded Above as their only studio album. It was released in March 1995, featuring guest vocals from Mark Lanegan. Screaming Trees, fronted by the same Lanegan is known for its raw psychedelic, whiskey voiced garage rock. Their breakthrough album Uncle Anesthesia is produced by Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) and metal producer Terry Date, known for his recordings of Pantera.

Celebrity Skin by Hole was a huge commercial achievement, successfully bridging the gap between Grunge and guitar Pop. The band revolving around Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love carved a niche for themselves as the seminal female-fronted Grunge group. L7 is a punk rock band from Los Angeles, often associated with the grunge movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their album Hungry for Stink is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl. Gato Negro is the final album by the American punk rock band 7 Year Bitch. It spawned three singles: "The History Of My Future,"  "24,900 Miles Per Hour" and "Miss Understood". This record is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on moss green vinyl.

After their successful period in the early days of the grunge, Mudhoney spread their wings to the blues and garage rock on their album Tomorrow Hit Today. The iconic fifth album Houdini by the Melvins captures the band's power, vision, and musical strangeness. It's their ultimate classic and a must-have for every grunge and music fan in general. Paw released their debut studio album Dragline in 1993. It is widely considered among fans and critics as their best album. The last title we're mentioning is one from our At The Movies soundtrack label. Judgment Night's seminal '90s Rock/Hip Hop collaboration featuring heavy-hitting combos such as Slayer & Ice-T, Helmet & House of Pain, Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill. It also features a highly sought after collaboration between Pearl Jam & Cypress Hill.

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MAD SEASON - ABOVE

The only album to be completed by the Seattle-based supergroup Mad Season, Above has achieved mythic status among hard rock aficionados. This expanded double 12" vinyl edition includes the original album in its entirety as well as three songs from the band's unfinished second album with newly recorded vocals by Mark Lanegan, a previously unreleased instrumental "Interlude," and a remixed version of Mad Season's cover of John Lennon's "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier".

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Previously unreleased bonus tracks ("Locomotive", "Black Book Of Fear", "Slip Away") and a remix of "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier"
PAW - DRAGLINE
Paw was an American alternative rock band from the United States who released their debut studio album Dragline in 1993. While the album wasn't a commercial success it is widely considered among fans and critics as their best album.                       
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • includes "Jessie", "Gasoline", "Hardpig" a.o.
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MELVINS - HOUDINI

The iconic fifth album Houdini by the Melvins captures the band's power, vision, and musical strangeness. It's an essential '90s release, combining elements of grunge with hard rock and sludge metal.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold Sleeve
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MUDHONEY - TOMORROW HIT TODAY
After their successful period in the early days of the grunge Mudhoney spread their wings to the blues and garage rock on their album Tomorrow Hit Today. Referring to the song "When Tomorrow Hits" of their self-titled debut album.               
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
ALICE IN CHAINS - DIRT

Originally released in 1992, Dirt is considered Alice in Chains' classic record. Including the singles "Would?", "Them Bones" and "Down in a Hole". In total the album has certified 4-times Platinum in the US with 5 million copies sold worldwide.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
SCREAMING TREES - UNCLE ANESTHESIA
Screaming Trees broke through in 1991 with Uncle Anesthesia on major label Epic. Uncle Anesthesia is produced by Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) and metal producer Terry Date, known for his recordings of Pantera, Prong, Overkill and White Zombie.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
At The Movies
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - JUDGMENT NIGHT (VARIOUS ARTISTS)

A seminal '90s Rock/Hip Hop collaboration featuring heavy hitting combos such as Slayer & Ice-T, Helmet & House of Pain, Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill. Judgment Night spawned four singles: Biohazard & Onyx's "Judgment Night", Helmet & House Of Pain's "Just Another Victim", Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul's "Fallin" and Faith No More & Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.'s "Another Body Murdered".

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Deluxe jacket with spot varnish
  • MOV hype-sticker
  • Legendary soundtrack album where rock meets rap
  • Featuring "Just Another Victim" by House of Pain & Helmet, "Another Body Murdered" by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. & Faith No More, "Judgment Night" by Onyx & Biohazard, and many more
  • Includes bonus track "Real Thing" by Cypress Hill & Pearl Jam
  • Limited edition of 5000 individually numbered copies on flaming (orange & yellow swirled) vinyl
L7 - HUNGRY FOR STINK

L7 is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, often associated with the grunge movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s. They released their fourth studio album Hungry for Stink in 1994.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
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7 YEAR BITCH - GATO NEGRO

Gato Negro is the final album by the American punk rock band 7 Year Bitch. It spawned three singles: "The History Of My Future," "24,900 Miles Per Hour" and "Miss Understood".  Some songs even got melodies of the grunge sound of the '90s, while the album is still punk dominated.

Gato Negro is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on moss green vinyl.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on moss green vinyl

03-04-2020