Number 5: Mother Love Bone - Apple (1990)
In a similar fashion to countless other bands in the Seattle grunge scene (In fact, one could even say the majority), Mother Love Bone were actually a supergroup, meaning that they were made up of members who previously or currently were part of an already well established act. In the case of Mother Love Bone, it was made up of members from various other Seattle grunge and punk pioneer groups, including Malfunkshun, Green River, Skin Yard, and Ten Minute Warning. The scene really was closely tied together, and I think that’s what helped make it so strong. Apple, the band's debut and sole record, is easily one of the best albums that the grunge sound has ever produced, and a superb way to have started off the 90s. Unfortunately, lead vocalist Andrew Wood never got to see it’s release. I think it goes without saying, but had he have lived, Mother Love Bone probably would’ve been one of the biggest bands in the world, easily. With Apple as his life's work, it’s one hell of a record to leave behind, a true masterpiece. This record started the 90s. A new era of rock had arrived, and Seattle was leading the charge.
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