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The 50 Greatest Record Labels Of All Time
10. Sub Pop
Or Subterranean Pop if you will, this classic label was launched in Seattle in 1986 by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman and by the turn of the decade had become famous as the home of grunge. The first Nirvana album, Bleach appeared on Sub Pop, plus releases by Mudhoney, Babes In Toyland, Tad, Dinosaur Jr, L7 and Hole. In recent years, the label has been home to Death Cab For Cutie, CSS, The Shins, The Postal Service, Fleet Foxes, Flight Of The Conchords, Beach House and Foals.