On October 8, 1991, the third of the Holy Trinity of grunge albums was released.
The first of these three important records was Pearl Jam’s Ten, which came out on August 27. It was really slow to catch on with the alt-rock crowd and took a solid year of touring by the band before people started figuring it out.
The second record was Nirvana’s Nevermind, which was released on September 24. By Christmas of that year, it was selling 300,000 copies a week and would eventually knock Michael Jackson out of the number one spot on the Billboard album charts.
This brings us back to the third of the trinity: Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, which ended up winning a Grammy for Best Metal Performance.
These three albums formed the much of the foundation for the alternative music explosion that followed—and they all came out within six weeks of each other.