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40. Soundgarden

Top 5 Albums from Last.FM

  • Superunknown

  • Badmotorfinger

  • Down on the Upside

  • A-Sides

  • Telephantasm

Welcome to the first true heavyweight entry of the Grunge question.  The question is not whether a Grunge associated act will get in; because one will.  The question is how many, and does the Hall have a quota.  With Soundgarden now eligible, we are fascinated to see what will happen.

While many of the other Grunge acts drew from Punk, it could be argued that Soundgarden had more of a Metal root.  They received a lot of notice in the Pacific Northwest and many musical experts predicted that it would be Soundgarden (and not Nirvana) that would bring the musical focus to that region.  Although they were not the first to hit it big, they did make it, and quickly became a favorite of many.  The mid 90’s were especially good to Soundgarden as they had hit records, and headlined Lollapalooza.  They broke up in 1997, but many look back to that era and paint Soundgarden as the best of that scene.  They might very well be, but we think the odds are very good that the Hall wants Nirvana and Pearl Jam first.  What worries us is that the Hall may feel that is sufficient respect paid to the Seattle sound.


www.soundgardenworld.com

Should Soundgarden be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 86.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.2%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 4.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2015: #39
    2016: #38
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Seattle, WA)
  • Why they will get in: They are one of the most respected and talented of their genre.
  • Why they won't get in: Who says the Hall will induct more than two “Grunge” bands?
  • Essential Albums: Louder Than Love (1989)
    Badmotorfinger (1991)
    Superunknown (1994)
    Down on the Upside (1996)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Loud Love (From Louder Than Love, 1989)
    Jesus Christ Pose (From Badmotorfinger, 1991)
    Room a Thousand Years Wide (From Badmotorfinger, 1991)
    Fell on Black Days (From Superunknown, 1994)
    Spoonman (From Superunknown, 1994)

Should Soundgarden be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 86.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.2%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 4.8%
Last modified on Monday, 11 September 2017 01:31

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+8 #1 Michael Tabor 2015-12-24 09:48
Sure after Yes Moody Blues ELO Judas Priest New Order Motley Crue & Deff Lepp & More. I think you see my Point!
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