this CD is the essential grunge-record..it simply rocks! I bought the CD because i am a fan of blood circus, swallow and chemistry set, and these artists has some of the best tracks on the whole album. but the other artists surprised me too. "sex god missy" by tad is one of my favorite tracks by tad, and a good way to start this album. the fluid song is even better, and maybe one of the best songs on here. soundgarden and green river(later pearl jam) where maybe along with nirvana the most important grunge bands in the 80's, and all three bands are(of course) represented here. "big cigar" by catbutt has a garage-punky fee l to it, and it's also one of by favorites. buy this one if you like grunge, but if you think this is a f***ing creed-nickelback-puddle of mudd thing, don't..