Hungry for Stink is the fourth album by the Los Angelesgrunge band L7. The title is taken from a personal ad that was seen by one of the band members shortly before the album was released. It was released in July 1994 during their Lollapalooza tour. Musically, the album is heavier than the band's previous work, marking the culmination of their progression from a largely punk to metal sound. Lyrically the songs concern "darker" themes; for example stalking on "Can I Run", and depression and insanity on "Questioning My Sanity".
The song "Andres" was released as a single and peaked at #34 in the UK in July 1994. "Can I Run" and "Stuck Here Again" were both released as promotional singles. The song "Fuel My Fire" which is largely based on the Cosmic Psychos' tune "Lost Cause" was covered later on by the electronic band The Prodigy on their The Fat of the Land album. An early recording of "Freak Magnet" had previously appeared as a B-side to the "Everglade" single, a track from the Bricks are Heavy album.
Allmusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote: "While L7 sounds tremendous on Hungry for Stink, the band has neglected to write any songs. But when you're caught in the middle of a massive guitar grind this good, songs don't matter much." Rolling Stone stated: "Chief songwriter Donita Sparks and company kick inter-gender butt by means of power chords and grunge abandon."