It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the golden geese of music were laying 24K cackleberries during one particular decade: the ‘90s, which had it all in bucket(hat)s.

There were a few undisputed Grunge Gods of the ‘90s, whose shredded flannelette coattails were worshipped the world-round: Pearl Jam and Nirvana ensured the croaky, crepuscular cool of Eddie Vedder and Kurt Cobain were ferried to the peak of the popularity, while Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots and Hole – helmed by the inimitable Courtney Love – brought up the rear. Also on the edge of the genre you found hugely successful alt-rock like Garbage and Alanis Morissette.

Check out our fave three tracks below, as well as a playlist of all the greats.

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Nirvana, Heart-Shaped Box

Pearl Jam, Even Flow

Hole, Malibu