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Superfuzz Bigmuff

Mudhoney

1988

Superfuzz Bigmuff

Album Summary

Superfuzz Bigmuff is the debut EP and first major release by the Seattle grunge band Mudhoney. It was released on October 20, 1988 through record label Sub Pop. The album was later re-released in 1990 in the form of Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles.

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Rating

2.87

Votes

4689

Genres

  • Rock
  • Grunge
  • Punk
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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Nirvana similarities. Like Nirvana, The Stooges and early californian punk all rolled into one. These guys were just before Nirvana too, so seems like they paved the way but then Nirvana did it much better. This feels like a 4 just because it clearly was paving the way and I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

My wife hated it, the neighbors complained. 5 stars

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

Listened to quite a lot of Mudhoney (and other roots grunge like Screaming Trees, Dinosaur Jr. etc) back in the mid 90s. It deserves points for the energy, the consistency of execution, and how foundational it was to the development of this particular sound... Though it’s a sound I’m not all that interested in listening to anymore.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
5

Everything about this is perfect. The cover. The opening guitar. My slightly unreliable memory of seeing them live in Wolverhampton around this time

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Sun Jan 30 2022
5

80's grunge always hits the spot for me, so raw and gritty and fun. This formative release was a perfect little snack to start the morning.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Great driving hardcore-punk infused, proto-grunge, garage/noise rock. Can obviously hear the influence on nirvana, soundgarden and grunge. Had some of these songs on mixtapes as a teenager, love the riff in "In n Out of Grace". To be picky, they are missing the catchy choruses of the more successful grunge bands, and I don't love the singer's nasal tone. Generally feels really visceral and angry, and would have been great live.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

When protogrunge is better than 90% of grunge. Great big classic

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Wed Jun 16 2021
2

Comment tu vas justifier ça Robert ?

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Fri Dec 03 2021
2

Much better than expected. Never heard of these guys before, but glad I got a chance to hear their music. 2/5

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Fri Oct 08 2021
1

There's a lot of noise and shrieking on this album. I suppose I understand why some people would think it's great, but I'm not one of those people. I wouldn't listen to this again if given the choice. 1 star.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
1

My God, just awful

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Thu Jan 20 2022
1

Survived 5 tracks. That’s quite enough to know this scream fest is not for me.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
1

A bit poo.

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Mon Sep 28 2020
5

!!! amaze. Definitely see where nirvana got some of its inspiration from!

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Tue Oct 20 2020
5

THIS IS AMAZING

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

fuck yeah

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Tue May 11 2021
5

I really enjoyed this album. Really grungy.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

mi primer correo era mudhoney arroba algo punto com. es una obra maestra de estupidez post-adolescente como el mejor rock and roll siempre lo es.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

Lekker!!! Vroeger toen ik nog het idee had om gitarist te worden wilde in een superfuzz en een bigmuff als effecten. Wat een geluid. Uiteindelijk werd het een “Power-rat” pedaaltje (om het verhaaltje compleet te maken)..

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

Bad ass album! Truly ahead of its time. The birth of grunge?

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

When this was first released it changed everything (well, musically). It's still awesome

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Fri May 20 2022
5

Banging debut from one of the best bands to emerge from the Grunge period.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
5

A two hour and 15 minute ep? Really good! 4.5!

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

Awesome. Raw guitar tone, high energy.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Ich finds geil und liebe den Sound, die Hits und die Attitüde. Dreckpunk, Proberaum, Heroin, Power, Amerika. Sehr ambitioniert ist das natürlich nicht, aber wer Touch Me I'm Sick und Mudride an zwei Enden einer Platte packt, darf dazwischen gern auch mal bisschen stoppeln. Und schon aus Prinzip kann ich hier nicht weniger geben als für Pearl Jams Ten.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Не, саундом пропёрся. Сразу прям захотелось уши через звуковуху подключить. Покачивает, покачивает. Вики бы не написала - я бы даже не особо выкупил, шо цэ гранж. При оценке альбома возникает вопрос занимательный. Не "А судьи кто?", а "А судить то что?". В оригинальном EP всего 6 треков, в итоге 22,5 мин. А в современном издании эти 6 треки помещены внутрь дополнительных. Ещё и второй диск присобачен. Я угарну, если кто-то в рамках этого движа вместо 6 треков будет 32 слушать, лол.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

ну во-первых как постоянный юзер биг маффа хочу заявить, что строить весь альбом на этом звуке — максимально хуёвая затея. Его для ритма и не используют почти, он же ватный сильно, да и для соляков звук как-то недокрутили. Если уж делать звук с ним, то используя какую-нибудь грелку, меня например тащит подрубать его через боссовский турбо дисторшн. Но ладно, цэ всё лирика. Во-вторых — песни на этом альбоме просто на пять голов выше всего, что я слышал от мадхани до этого. хз, может они так скатились в будущем, но ожидал я вообще другого. Это-то ну. норм. даже очень. Как для пост-хардкора — вощще конфетка. Как для гранжа — ну чутка хаотично и мелодики не хватает порой, но влияние на того же Кобейна очевидно. Как для 88 года — передовая нахуй музыка. Вокалист просто зверюга, тащит энергетикой через эти фуззовые стены и долбящие ударные. Трек Hate the Police — вообще один из самых впечатляющих вокальных перфомансов, что я когда-либо слышал. Mudride тоже где-то близко валяется. Композиционно не откровение, конечно, но определенные треки радуют. Для меня небольшой проблемой стала так называемая Ear Fatigue — «ушная усталость», когда под конец альбома уже так много этого фузза и однообразного звука, что физически устаешь это слушать (я гонял полную версию, ясен хуй). В общем для своего времени — ништяк, для нашего — детский доктор, группа когда-то была горяча, 8/10.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Seattle... Lärm!

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Thu May 13 2021
4

May have been the template for grunge, but it's possible to make poppier, hookier songs without selling out.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

Yet another surprise for me. This one grabs me immediately with big noise. It follows up with fast and medium hard sound that really keeps me interested. For '88 this seems like a really groundbreaking album.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

This dirty, messy garage punk makes me want to buy another Big Muff pedal. This album was fun, and short enough that it didn't outstay its welcome like some bands like this

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

Punk-rock en estado puro. Buen disco, buen estilo, un imprescindible de esta lista.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

definitely grew on me. some songs were too similar and repetitive but the screaming and guitar were kinda additive. cool name x

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

Another solid album that rocks hard. Early grunge. A few great songs, especially toward the end but not consistent throughout. A 3.5 but will listen again so I'll bump to 4

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Sun Sep 12 2021
4

Nice proto-grunge. Grunge is my favorite genre and this is one of the early trendsetters. I can totally hear Nirvana and Soundgarden here. Good album.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
4

Really enjoyable, liked it more than most grunge i've heard due to the great energy and dirty sound.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
4

Focused rocker. I didn't realize EPs were included in this list

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

Decent grunge, especially the last song. 7/10

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

I liked the later mudhoney better, but this was a solid angsty garage rock EP. 7/10

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

I believe that this is the pure definition of a very historical album that sounds "simple" or "old" because of so many things it influenced after its release. The songs are great and the spirit is pure 90's grunge.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Straightforward, short, but oh so tight. The closer clinches it, stretching out without losing the edge that has been honed by the other five tracks.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

The 1990 version includes some awesome songs, but I decided for the purposes of this review I'm just looking at the 6 songs on the 1988 release. I wasn't big on grunge when it first broke through, so I think really listened around bands like Mudhoney at the time. I suppose that's fine, as I don't think I would have much appreciated them at the time. But man, these guys are great. They're the only band I can think of that consistently embodies the raw energy of groups like the Stooges and the MC5. This is some stellar proto-grunge that burns with a ramshackle energy, with some furious guitar work and hard driving drums. The vocals by Mark Arm are some of the most blistering and I have heard. I like the contrast between slow burn and straight up rage he does in “If I Think.” Following it up and closing it out with the high energy “In 'n' Out of Grace,” and that’s a pretty compelling group of songs. It makes me want to hear more. Fave Songs (1988 version): In 'n' Out of Grace, No One Has, If I Think

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

This just blew the cobwebs right away

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

Quality feels like it’s recorded right off the floor. I’m a clean sounding kinda guy but this is gritty and I dig it. Loved Rape Me.... I mean Need. (Oof another lifted riff for Cobain & Co.) Fave tracks: “in n’ out of grace” “need”

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

Some classic tracks from my youth on here. Always worth a listen even though some tracks take it down slightly from a 5.

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Mon Dec 27 2021
4

Grunge incarnate - squalling guitars, fizzing with sass

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs:

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Grunge visceral, pero con buenas melodías. Fuerza sobre el escenario

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Sun Jan 30 2022
4

I love how RAW this album was, but God it was rough to listen to for long. Overall good experience though.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

2/6/2022 Today's Album: "Superfuzz Bigmuff" by Mudhoney - I think this is one of the most influential albums for the 90s. Coming out in 1988 and predating the entire grunge movement, this band shows off a lot of talent and innovation. The groany vocals and and slightly detuned guitars that would define the grunge rock takeover in the 90s are all over this record and are well executed. This album is messy, but controlled and there are a lot of diverse ideas on the record, even if the instrumentation stays pretty similar throughout. Some songs sound like they're made for the mosh pit and some just fit that crying-alone-in-your-bedroom vibe and I think if you look at Nirvana and Pearl Jam, which to me are the closest in comparison to this group, you'll find a very similar aesthetic. It seems that the movement sort of took off without these guys, which is really a damn shame since they were such pioneers of the genre. I don't really know if I am totally on board with grunge music, but I have to say that if you're even just tolerant of hard-rock and metal, you'll appreciate this album or at least enjoy listening to it while it's on. It sounds like the exact transition point between the hair metal that ruled the 80s and more subtle grunge rock, with plenty of chugging 80s guitar and bass lines on tracks like No One Has, but also slowed down grunge beats on tracks like Need and If I Think, both of which sound like Nirvana songs before Nirvana existed. In 'N' Out of Grace and You Got It are absolutely crazy tracks and I like them a lot. I think there are a lot of songs on here that are just sort of forgettable or just don't leave a big impact, but the good parts are really great and there weren't really moments where I didn't at least half-like what I was hearing. I think it's definitely worth it for those who like music with an edge. Score: 7.5 Angsty and Grungy Highlights: Touch Me I'm Sick, Need, If I Think, In 'N' Out of Grace, You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Grimy as hell and I love it. Rougher than the big 4 grunge bands. 8/10

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Дерзко.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

The linear progression of punk to grunge and everything outside and in between is demonstrated well by this list

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

4, pretty dope grunge, a lot of good tracks

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

Punk-grunge ochentero. No está mal. Un 4.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

Garage grunge/punk type sound. I'm into it

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

A ton of exciting tracks with plenty of energy held back by some strangely lifeless ones.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

So today we're reviewing... *checks random word generator* ...superfuzz bigmuff. Giving this 4 stars just like the other Mudhoney album we got. They're both super decent, hard-hitting, fun & dirty grunge albums. They might not be quite as catchy as Nirvana, but otherwise not all that far behind.

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Goeie oude grunge

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Wed May 11 2022
4

I tried getting into Mudhoney several years ago before seeing them open for Pearl Jam. It was a little too raw for me then. But now I have a better appreciation for heavier and rougher stuff, so this was good.

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Mon May 30 2022
4

Punk-grunge ochentero. No está mal. Un 4.

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Sun Jun 12 2022
4

The missing link between Iggy Pop and Nirvana.

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Sun Jun 12 2022
4

Large, dirty guitar sounds. The relentless in-your-face fuzziness strikes me as ahead of its time.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

Not normally a grunge fan but actually quite enjoyed this. Somehow it seemed a bit bouncier and playful than, say, Nirvana. I liked it in the same way that I like early Sabbath - the band revelling in the noise they can make. The lyrics weren’t terrible either, from what I could make out. I think the original 22 minute version of this is probably enough for one sitting, but I left the Deluxe edition running just to hear their version of Halloween. Good stuff.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

If you lookup 'grunge' music you'll likely be presented with the usual suspects - Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and so on, and in many cases struggle to hear what they meant by 'grunge' sounding - however, stick this on and Touch Me I'm Sick leaves you in no doubt what they meant. This is a great album that makes no apologies about being rough around the edges, gnarly sounding, and even the album artwork you can imagine being stuck together using glue sticks and Sharpie pens.

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Sun Jul 17 2022
4

Bring the scuzz, properly dirty. Lovely. In N out of Grace is epic

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Big influence on the alternative scene. Honed yum sounds and a loose style to make a pretty good album

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

While the band name looked familiar, I wasn't at all familiar with their music. Overall this was a rocking album and I will be going back and checking out more of their catalog. Also sweet album title!

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

The guitar riffs are sick. It may be an issue with the spotify album but 2 hours of many of the same songs was a bit too long. The core songs are phenomenal, though.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

The deluxe version was the only version on Spotify and the 2:15 hour runtime definitely scared me so I only listened to the original 22 minutes at first. It was an interesting mix of post punk and pre grunge that definitely captures a weird grey area of rock like this in the late 80s. Regardless, this was a 3/5 but once the original tracks ended I wanted to keep listening to the whole deluxe thing so I suppose that bumps it up to a 4

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Nice grunge/garage vibes. Love the music but its far too long.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

I want to listen to this again

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Thu Nov 26 2020
3

Rock excelente que eu não conhecia! Guitarras e bateria muito boas

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

cool

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

Drones a bit but ok

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

The only specific song I think that deserves highlight here is "The Rose", though apparently both "Mudride" and "In 'n' Out of Grace" did well as singles It is essentially an early grunge album Unless you're a fan of the genre, I see no reason to listen to this over Nirvana, soundgarden or Alice in Chains, all of whom have much better music than this It is, however, relevant due to the time of release, as it was recorded quite early into the grunge movement and it does definitely fit a lot of what the movement solidified itself around.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

Fav Song: Touch Me I'm Sick

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Great rock I love it. I didn’t realize grunge started so early.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

eh

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Sun Jun 06 2021
3

I enjoyed the noise. Only a couple tracks stuck with me.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

Not much to say here. Liked a few songs, didn't enjoy it that much. They've got a cool sound but it's not something I'd return to very often. I am surprised at the date though, these guys put out an album in 2018 that I liked. Favorite tracks: Mudride, If I Think, Burn It Clean. Album art: Not a fan of the black and white here, but this is a cool picture and the band name/logo is nice. 3/5

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

Grunge

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

a solid album by an underappreciated band. Not one I have in my collection and not my favorite. I wouldn't classify it as essential, bit glad I got to give it a listen.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

At first glance I groaned thinking I would have to listen to another UK grunge band but turns out these boys are from Seattle! And they aren't half bad! It feels like they are approaching something special with this album but don't quite reach it. The music is very interesting but borders on overplayed and the lyrics are exciting at times but mostly lost in the music. There is even one very interesting track called Hate the Police where this lead singer says it. I really enjoyed Need, Mudride, and No One Has.. Album cover is really cool, too. Feels very grungy in a great way.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

Schmeckte mir anfangs nicht. Drums sind lecker, der Rest...musst ich mich reinfressen...und trotz der Heavy Vocals gar auf dem Geschmack gekommen. Seltsamerweise erinnert mich die Stimmung an den Film im „Ex-Drummer“. 2.6

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Mon Mar 01 2021
3

Competently made but stirred nothing in me

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Had grunge down before Nirvana

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

J’ai de la misère à trouver une chanson qui sort du lot, à part No One Has. C’est par contre un bon album, le son garage cochon comme je les aime. J’ai écouté les 17 tounes et sans m’en rendre compte, j’étais rendu dans les bonus tracks de l’édition de luxe. Yeah

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

really like the sound, but the songs themselves aren't really doing much for me. Might be better after more listens, but for now, just a 3/5. Excited to have something on this list that isn't boring crap from the 60's, though!

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

Stooges were radderer

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Sun Feb 28 2021
3

Die 90ies im Flanellhemd lassen grüßen. Ein paar gute laute schöne wütende schrabbelige Grunge-Songs sind dabei. Hate the police sehr punkig sogar. Von burn it clean hätte ich gerne ein Foo Fighters-Cover :) Hat mich aber nicht so sehr berührt wie z.B. Nirvana.

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Sun Feb 28 2021
3

Gar nicht übel. Merke ich mir, falls ich Mal in der richtigen Stimmung bin, um Fernseher aus dem Fenster zu schmeißen...

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

Sympa sans plus j'ai pas de temps a vous accorder j'ai des albums a rattrapper

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Mon May 03 2021
3

I hadn't heard of this band before, so when I started playing it I could hear how grounded in the early day of Seattle grunge this album and band are. It has that mix of punk, early garage band metal, and the usual grunge elements. On the surface, they might sound rough and dissonant, but they are tighter than that. They are really good musicians. Much as I applaud what the grunge bands were doing -- a good turning point or shake-up in any art form is how things evolve -- it's not really my favorite sound. Just personal preference.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

listened to it before and it's not my taste

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Mon Jun 21 2021
3

Average album, not one I’ll return to I don’t think. Very punky sort of stuff without really doing anything for me!

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Can definitely see how they influenced a lot of the bands that came after them such as Nirvana. Touch Me I'm sick was my favorite

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Thu May 13 2021
3

violent punk and grunge.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

The style isn’t what I usually like so I don’t know if this is considered good or bad punk but I listened a few times and it’s was fun.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

A cool kinda grunge detour 🤷‍♂️. I think when grunge died it kinda discounted this sorta stuff. The Spotify link sends you to an expanded cash grab deluxe edition shit fest but the ep alone is solid when you’re in the right mood. ‘Chain that door’ and ‘if I think’ were my favourites.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

I really liked it, but as an album is a 3

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Wed May 19 2021
3

Solid

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

Sound innovative guitar effects and great punky bass and drums, but not much really stands out. The breakdown In and Out of Grace is cool and they definitely bring the out the grunge. Would have been into this in the 90s had I known about it, but they've been eclipsed by everything that came out of Seattle subsequently.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

Big influence on grunge

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

this album was released on my bday. Will have to say - not my favorite, not a huge early grunge fan. Although I haven't listened to it much to begin with...

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Sat Jul 24 2021
3

Immature and lacking any sort of polish but I guess that’s the point. I mildly enjoyed it.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

3/5

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Thu Aug 05 2021
3

not bad

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Thu Aug 12 2021
3

This is early and a huge part of making grunge a thing and I respect that innovation, but it still does not rise above the mediocrity that plagues most (not all!) grunge music.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
3

Pretty good. I appreciate them getting right to the point and doing a tight 6 song album.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

Good punk album top to bottom

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

The suggested album goes on far too long, it's pretty good to start then drags quiet badly

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

6.5

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Sun Oct 17 2021
3

5/10. Meh, not terrible as grunge, and the original version of the album at least is nice and short.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
3

I know it's class, but it doesn't absolutely grab me. Probably better after multiple listens.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

It was OK. Didn't do enough to make me that interested in hearing more but I enjoyed it whilst it was on.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

Energtic, sloppy fuzz punk. Would be 4/5 star if it were just the EP, but the deluxe edition has a load of extra songs, which just don't do anything for me, and I guess this is 1001 albums, not EPs.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
3

ok

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Fri Dec 03 2021
3

Mudhoney (and a few others) don't get enough credit for really "inventing" grunge music. Everyone thinks of Nirvana - but this is clearly one of that bands that influenced them. Nirvana's popularity always kinda pissed me off because of that. But - is Nirvana better than Mudhoney? For sure. Is Modhoney "good"? Not really. Still, credit where credit is due.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

2nd listen in the past week. Enjoyable.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
3

Yeah kind of cool but it washed over me a little. Will give it another listen possibly, wish that there was a non deluxe edition tho

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Thu Jan 06 2022
3

i should like this but i don't

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

This is alright. Hasn’t got the melodic feel of nirvana or the interesting textures of sonic youth… falls between the two!

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

Based on the original 6 track album. I really enjoyed this very raw lots of energy, can see the influence it had on nirvana and the grunge scene. Just not one I’d rush back to due to my music tastes. Would have loved this as a teenager.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

It was good, but probably too long. It was enjoyable to listen to, but none of the songs really stood out to me. Favorite song: Dead Love

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Reminds me of Nirvana

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Sun Feb 06 2022
3

Scuzzy rock, not particularly interesting musically or lyrically. Not for me.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

I’ve always been interested in Mudhoney, knowing that they influenced a lot of bands I love. This was about what I expected. Catchy in spots, pre-radio “friendly” grunge that really exceeded my expectations in some areas. Not 100% sure I’d listen again, but I enjoyed it.

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Mon Mar 21 2022
3

6/10 Best song - Touch me I’m Sick

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Fri Mar 25 2022
3

Started out as decent alt rock before becoming a bit too aggressive and loud at the end. Great runtime though

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Fri Mar 25 2022
3

Just because it inspired Kurt Cobain doesn’t make it a must hear.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

Too long

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

putting the lunge into grunge

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Named after their favourite effects peddles, narrowly beating the Big Boobs 500X.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

Fun early grunge EP Favourites: "Need", "In 'n' Out of Grace"

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

Incoherent crazy. Fantastic energy and surprisingly crisp production for a fuzz album. Very good indeed

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Sun Apr 17 2022
3

Jakas odmiana od brytyjskiej sceny, praszczury grunga, wiec Mudhoney z ich debiutanckim superfuzz bigmuff z 88, orginalne wydanie ktorego sluchalem przypomina bardziej epka anizeli album, bo to jedynie 22 minuty i 6 trakow grania, sklad dosc standardowy, bo cztery osoby, dwie gitary, dodatkowo bas i drumsy, wokalista zespolu jest Mark Arm, az dziwne ze wszyscy czlonkowie nadal zyja i maja sie dobrze, bo sklad nadal jest aktywny, co jest rzadkoscia biorac pod uwage scene grunge, material krotki ale jednak tresciwy pokazujacy, ze nie trzeba poteznego budzetu zeby cos nagrac, bo ekonomiczne podejscie do kwestii technicznych wydaje sie byc czyms wyrozniajacym mudhoney nawet wsrod praszczurow gatunku, harde brzmienie w polaczeniu z prowokujacymi lirykami serwowanymi pelnym zycia wokalem, ktory jednak potrafi brzmiec jakby czlowiekowi juz bylo wszystko jedno stanowi ciekawe polaczenie, na plejke dodam mudride i zamykajacy in n out of grace, ale jest to tylko 22 minuty epka, wiec nie ma tutaj troche miejsca na rozbudowanie brzmienia, choc tutaj moga pomoc pozniejsze reedycje jak ponad dwu godzinna z 2k08, zawierajaca nie tylko single wydane przed epkiem, ale tez materialy livowe z pozniejszych lat, ale jednak do oceny jest samo 20 minut pierwotnego wydania

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Mon Apr 25 2022
3

Loud and proud guitar, early grunge.

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Sun May 01 2022
3

Bom.

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Wed May 11 2022
3

It's okay, I guess....but feel like it's too easy to just zone out; the songs all kind of sound the same. I'm enjoying No One Has. In N' Out Of Grace is cool too. But overall, nothing too special

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Wed May 11 2022
3

Spent a lot of this album trying decide if this was good and in my wheelhouse or just a little too shouty. In the end I leaned more to the latter.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

For an album named after two effects pedals, this does not disappoint. Super fuzzy sounding early grunge band. I had not heard of these guys before, but it seems like they were pretty well known to contemporaries. The album itself is a little unpolished, recording sounds a little rough (although probably somewhat intentional). The grunge sound is unmistakable though, and clearly had a big influence on Nirvana. Short but sweet, the songs are well written and the atmosphere is nicely curated. A good listen, but probably not one I will listen to regularly. Also special shout-out to the album art, this might be one of the coolest covers I've ever seen. The styling fits perfectly and the photo really feels like it's alive. Fav Tracks: Chain that Door, Mudride, In 'n' Out of Grace

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Thu May 19 2022
3

It makes sense to me that this band did not get the fame like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc. It's fantastic that Mudhoney was able to come up with this newfangled grunge sound, but it is not as good as something like Nevermind or Ten. I thought this album had a strong start, and kind of plateaued/declined over the second half. A good album, but there are much better grunge records out there. First isn't always best. Fave tracks: Touch Me I'm Sick, Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More

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Fri May 20 2022
3

First of all, this is an EP, so write that down. Second, I would actually recommend the compilation Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles, which is pretty self-explanatory. Early singles such as Touch Me I'm Sick and Hate The Police are essentials, so you'd be missing out if you didn't give it a listen. Okay, onto Superfuzz Bigmuff proper. This is one of the original great grunge bands, along with the C/Z Records crowd at the time. They had an awesome vibe very similar to Sonic Youth, with loud guitars and in-your-face attitude that signaled the beginning of the 90's. I do think that the songwriting isn't quite as good as what they were making with the likes of Touch Me I'm Sick, but it's still an important source of inspiration with Kurt Cobain citing it on his 50 favorite albums.

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Sun May 29 2022
3

Áhugavert pre-grunge, ef svo má kalla. Platan nefnd eftir gítareffektunum sem voru notaðir. Gaman að þessu.

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Mon May 30 2022
3

It is really interesting to find this album with raw grunge sound, even before it was called in this way. I acknowledge the artistic value of having influenced a generation with this way of tuning guitars, singing, etc.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
3

Did not get a lot of it, but sounded good

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Wed Jun 08 2022
3

Raw dawg 3

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Sun Jun 12 2022
3

I liked the first song the most but as it went on it got a bit worse for me. Solid grunge but not a huge fan of the vocals.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

Such a dirty album. And that's why I love it. Looking back, I'm surprised that the 18 year old me was into Mudhoney. This is the same year that I bought a Chris Rea CD. Something clearly wasn't right. I could jump around to Touch Me all night long.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
3

Better than I expected, but pretty full on - over 2 hours long!

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

This is the debut album by the grunge band Mudhoney. It did not sell well at release, but it slowly gained traction in the underground music scene. 20 years later in 2008, the album peaked at 25 on the UK Indie Album chart. The music was good and hard - as grunge should be. I liked this album and I'm looking forward to listening to their second one when it's selected for me.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Should the listener find themselves on the Deluxe Edition of this album, the option to stop listening to the main tracks do exist about halfway through, unless of course Mudhoney is just so much the jam that a two-hour+ session of Mudhoney is appropriate. Alas, it was not. Mudhoney certainly possessed a progressive sound for an album produced in the late 80s. In a time where glam metal, and synth-pop-rock were the chosen poisons, this album was none of that and for that reason alone, the credit afforded this album as a prerequisite to death is earned. The album is a glimpse into the future, and such things are the real gems in this 1001 project. Mudhoney is a bit of a grinding listen, they really do not have a particularly spectacular quality that stands out thirty years later, but if the listener was alive in 1988, and listened through the evolution of that decade through the 90s when everything shifted back to humans making music, the appreciation for what Mudhoney did decidedly grows. If anything, enjoy this album as a positive testament to the future and a forgivable element of music's most asinine decade.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

The center of punk and rock fusing into grunge. Don't look too close or you'll go blind.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Fuzzy and muffy as advertised.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Actually enjoyed the overall sound of this a lot more than I thought I would, but at the same time didn't really love many individual tracks

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Much better than I anticipated. Not really my style though.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Grinding

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Mon Sep 12 2022
3

Good

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

sounded pretty ahead of its time. tapered off heavily after track 1. Not really my genre

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

4/4 mud

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Sun Sep 25 2022
3

This is a nice change in music style compared the the previous albums I got. Some great songs to put the volume up and scream along. The whole album was decent, might have to listen to it again for a better opinion. Favourite songs: - Touch me I’m sick - Sweet young thing ain’t sweet no more

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

I always had this strange feeling that I should like this band more than I actually do? Having said that - it's OK

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

Too juvenile for my liking. I can appreciate its contributions to the grunge genre, though

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

This was actually a pretty enjoyable album. Great guitar work!

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

It wasn't anything spectacular but still a good listen

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

Ok. Decent album, but grunge never moved me. Its getting a bit boring after some songs

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Listened Before? N A grunge band I never really listened to, in their debut album. Pretty cool musical snapshot. I liked some of the songs a decent amount, but a lot of it is similar to Nirvana's Bleach. Simple and repetitive, with short songs. What this band lacks compared to Nirvana is Kurt Cobain's blistering guitars and primal screams. It normally wouldn't be fair to compare anyone to Nirvana, but these dudes were literally musical and time contemporaries. Added to Library? N Songs added to playlist: In 'n' Out of Grace

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

At this point, grunge seems to be a U-turn from punk in a sense that they are bringing back the thick riffs and guitar noodling from rock that they despised and avoided. For starters, proto-grunge album "Superfuzz Bigmuff" is barely 23 minutes long, but with tracks being as long as 5 and a half minutes (Why can't you just show the original, non-deluxe album, Spotify?). But if one thinks about it, it might just be a perfectly logical evolution of punk. As some pointed out, they derived the muscular sound from metal, particularly Sabbath metal. Noting that metal and punk are born out of the rejection of the bright and noodly psych rock, it's logical that they may be mixed and work together. As an album, "Superfuzz Bigmuff" did show the formation of the Seattle sound from punk. I like the energy and the guitar sounds. Hints of Nirvana-ish sounds are already present. Overall, it's decent. But perhaps it's only an enjoyable listen if one is interested with its background and influence. We already have Nirvana ffs. But of course, while Nirvana raised grunge, bands like Mudhoney conceived it.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

First time hearing Mudhoney. Very grungy. Deep riffs like the Melvins. A poor man's Nirvana.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Wanted to like it but it goes on forever and blends together

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Fri Nov 25 2022
3

Wock! If I think: screams without being unbearable I think it rides the line well Hate the police: MUMMY MUMMY MUMMY Halloween: guitar go bow wow Holy shit what a long album it’s over 2 hours Got bored and just forgot to write abt the rest

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Fri Oct 16 2020
2

Grunge rock, energisk, heftig guitar

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Wed Mar 31 2021
2

Every track sounded the same. I tried to get through all 2+ hours but gave up a few tracks short of the end. It's perfectly good for what it is, but I don't care to have to listen to it again.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
2

Pre-grunge punk. Not bad but not great.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
2

too repetitive

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Mon Jun 07 2021
2

I never found grunge to be all that interesting. Some of it is good, some of it is just okay. This seems like fairly generic grunge, nothing special but not horrible. 2.5 stars.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
2

J'ai trop attendu pour écrire ma review, mais messemble que c'était ben correct. I like Big Muffs and I cannot lie.

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Sun Mar 07 2021
2

These guys are like the precurser to Nirvana, and they were fine. Nirvana is a bit better in my opinion. The grunge sound is here, but none of the songs stand out with a memorable set of lyrics or melody line.

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Sun Feb 28 2021
2

nope

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Thu Feb 18 2021
2

Pivotal in the early grunge movement. Wanted to like it but didn't hit home with me.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
2

not my thing

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

pretty cool

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Wed Mar 24 2021
2

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Wed Jun 23 2021
2

Meh

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Wed Apr 21 2021
2

It starts bad, it grows a bit on you for a short while because soon enough you end up with a giant headache.

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Tue May 18 2021
2

A difficult listen.

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Tue May 18 2021
2

Too heavy for my liking

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Wed May 05 2021
2

This is a tolerable EP. I guess it's on the list because it was a big influence on Kurt Cobain and the whole grunge sound. From my hindsight perspective, it's pretty forgettable. In fact, I've listened to it 2.5 times and can't remember much about it. 2.5

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Mon Apr 19 2021
2

Punk rock elevator music. 6.6/10

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

Favorites- track 4, track 6, track 8 Least favorites- track one ,track 5 pretty good. not something I would go out of my way to listen to but pretty interesting. lots of songs with minimal vocal. The ones that did were very good though. If I think, need and hate the police are my personal favorites. I would give it maybe a 2.2 it’s good but not for me.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Still haven't been able to fully finish it, which must mean I don't like it that much

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Tue May 11 2021
2

Can definitely hear where grunge came from with this album. Like the instruments but can't get over the screamy vocals on a lot of the songs.

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Wed May 12 2021
2

Too long - can see where it was an inspiration for later grunge but pretty raw

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Mon Jul 05 2021
2

Loud rock. Fine but not anything I would listen to.

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Mon May 10 2021
2

Too loud, not into punk

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Tue Jun 15 2021
2

Not my thing. Too loud, too noisy, nor enough melody. I suppose some could see the importance of thus band and album in the grunge movement, but not me.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
2

Cool riffs but not memorable otherwise

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Thu Aug 12 2021
2

I think it's safe to say that if this album was actually as long as the remastered edition on Spotify I would have definitely been less in favor of this one. But in moderation, it wasn't too bad.

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Sun Sep 19 2021
2

People seem to over praise this album simply because Kurt Cobain wrote it down on a list of his all time favorite albums back in 1993. Some believe that list helps explain Cobain's troubled genius (He also listed REM's "Green", which is probably REM's 10th best album). There's a school of thought that marks this album as the birth of grunge. That's entirely possible, but that doesn't mean it's the best of the genre. If you listen on Spotify, your reward comes after the album, as the algorithm offers up far better grunge songs.

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