Best Alternative Bands of the '90s

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21No DoubtNo Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young.

The old style of No Doubt, when you hear the song spiderweb, and sunday morning, it brings you back to the old days, it has 90's all over it. - firstplace

Great Band, one many acts in the current Pop and Rock scene are badly copying from, Gwen and the Gang did that in the 90�'s.

22Sonic YouthSonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.

None of the above bands would be together if not or "EVOL", "Sister", and "Daydream Nation".

23BlurBlur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist/guitarist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.

Blurs self titled 5th album and follow up 13 are some of the best alternative albums I own. defiantly underrated, if they are not on this list.

24SublimeSublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

Should be higher in the single digits.

25Blink 182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
26My Bloody Valentine
27KornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
28Gin Blossoms

They gave us a lot of memorable tunes

29Smash MouthSmash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell, Kevin Coleman, Greg Camp, and Paul De Lisle.

Combined an alt sound with catchiness and sing ability. Who can forget songs like walkin on the sun and all star

What? They should be at least top 15 all star is a song EVERBODY knows

30ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

They defined 90s alternative metal.

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31The Used

Simply because they have the best lead singer and song writer - firstplace

32GarbageGarbage is an American-Scottish alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish musician Shirley Manson and American musicians Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig.

Because they truly threw everything into the kitchen sink and it all sounded good. Their debut album is still the pinnacle of greatness for me.

33BushBush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.V1 Comment
34Pavement
35REM

Criminally low. These guys were consistent until about 1998.

36The CureThe Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

They were better in the 80s but continued consistent in the 90s with the album wish and had the song Friday I'm in love

37Withheld

They mixed a hard rock sound with a alt rock/grunge sound and dominated the 90s

38Sponge

They mixed their sounds so wonderfully

39Stereolab
40HelmetHelmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.
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