Sub Pop Celebrates 30+ Years of Grunge: Relive These 5 Essential Albums

Smells like 30 years ago

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On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, we’re taking a look back at the label that kick-started off his and so many other careers.

In 1988, Timothy Dalton was James Bond, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were two years old and already famous, and Britpop topped the album charts. But something was brewing in Seattle, and we don’t mean at Starbucks. 

Sub Pop, a Grunge label established in 1988 to represent the artists of the bourgeoning Seattle music scene (as it was originally known) is celebrating their 30th anniversary this month with a celebration called SPF30, grunge legends in tow.

Need a refresher on the origins of the fuzzy-guitared, long-haired genre that gave us iconic musicians like Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Chris Cornell? Grab yourself a Redhook Ale and enjoy this brief history of grunge.

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