Which Grunge Icon Are You?

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Teresa McGlothlin

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What song would you consider Pearl Jam's best?

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Which one of these '90s bands would you cringe to hear while shopping?

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Stonewashed jeans or acid-washed jeans? Which one is more your style?

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Which album do you think was Nirvana's best?

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Do you think Chris Cornell was better as a solo act or with Soundgarden?

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Would you rather listen to The Melvins or Alice in Chains?

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Do you still own a pair of Doc Martens?

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In your opinion, which one of these guitar legends has the best chops?

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Some say that grunge destroyed pop metal. Are there any hair metal bands that you like?

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Do you button your flannel shirt up all the way to the top?

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How many raves have you attended in your lifetime?

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Do you have any musical skills you would share with the world?

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If you spent the day in Seattle, what would you do?

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How many of Daniel Johnston's songs can you name off the top of your head?

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Could you manage to keep a Tamagotchi alive like they did in the '90s?

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Which one of these female-fronted '90s bands do you like the most?

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Do you write poetry or create art to express yourself?

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Which Mother Love Bone song would you try at karaoke?

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Did you ever listen to any of the '90s shoegazer bands?

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Using one word, how would you describe the Stone Temple Pilots?

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Are you currently using a fanny pack to carry your phone?

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What are your true feelings about the '90s version of Metallica?

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What do you think of Patti Smith's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" cover?

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If you joined a grunge band, which instrument would you play?

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Can you skateboard like a '90s kid listening to grunge on their Walkman?

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Are you more peace and love or more angst and grit?

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Grunge bands loved many singer/songwriters. Which one do you hold in the highest regard?

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Have you heard any of Frances Bean's music?

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When you go to see a show, where do you usually go?

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How old were you when "Nevermind" was released?

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About This Quiz

When grunge came along, the musical world was flipped upside down. Sugary pop music was squelched by the distorted roar of guitars and some of the most amazing frontmen ever to grace the stage. After you tell us about your '90s musical preferences and fashion choices, we'll be able to tell you which of the '90s grunge icons you are most like at heart. 

From Mother Love Bone's "Apple" to Nirvana's "Nevermind," grunge ushered in the appreciation of alternative music and lifestyles. Ripped jeans, flannel shirts and thrift store shopping became more popular than a Top 40 dance hit, and the world's angst seemed to be reflected in every note to come out of Alice in Chains' rhythm section. You may not have considered yourself as having anything in common with a grunge legend, but we think you'll enjoy finding out that you do. 

Throughout this quiz, we're going to make your ears ring with our questions. We'll then add up your answers and compare them to the traits of some of our favorite grunge frontmen. Once you're done, the icon you are most like will be revealed. Will you be the legend you think you are, or will you see yourself in a new way? 

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