617. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988)
2. Chain That Door
4. No One Has
5. If I Think
6. In 'N' Out of Grace
Well this is a very short album indeed. The parameters for this list sometimes baffle me, this isn't even an album, it's an EP. But I wouldn't guess music critics can tell the difference between an EP and a LP.
That being said this is more an historically significant album than a great listen, it is historically significant because it is crystallising the Seatlle Grunge sound that would become so popular just three years from now.
It is not an amazing listen, although it is good enough. Firstly it's very short and then the major innovation seems to be adding dirty guitars and vocals in a Stooges style to an hardcore ethos. This makes it better than most hardcore, of course, but this particular album really needed to be longer, and I am sure that Mudhoney will oblige in their future entries, there just isn't enough here to make a great impression, even if a couple of the songs are very good, the rest are kind of forgettable. An important document.
2. If I Think
3. In 'n' Out Of Grace
The EP sold incredibly poorly (even by Sub Pop standards), however has since been acknowldged as one of the seminal records of the Seattle scene. In mid 2008 the EP charted at #25 on the UK Indie Album Chart, a peak for the EP, twenty years after release.