Top 10 Best Bands of the 1990s
The Top Ten
Though they made good music, their popularity has become falsely inflated over the years. Seriously, Kurt wrote most of the songs of the first album overnight. A genius marketer, he knew the lyrics didn't matter as long as it had a good beat and a hook. Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, hell even Green Day have more thought in their lyrics than the average Nirvana song.
Undeniably the best! Nirvana is an extremely innovative band which use elaborate elements and great writing to make an amazing success!
This band gained ridiculous popularity over 4 albums and a few singles. It takes immense quality to pull this off.
They were the 90s and Smells Like Teen Spirit was the anthem of the 90s
Can't thinks of any Radiohead song that I don't like. Talented Thom Yorke, nerdy musical genius Jonny Greenwood, Ed's ambient sounds, everything about this band is funkin' great.
I can't think of a Radiohead song I hate. Can't say the same for Nirvana, what with some choice lyrics and whatnot...
They made their best songs in the 90s: Creep, Karma Police, Paranoid Android.
Ok computer is still one of the greatest art rock albums ever created
Different, unique, and special. This band was ahead of its time. Amazing melancholic tunes. I love Nirvana, but AIC wins every single time in my book. Just in my opinion
Facelift, SAP, Dirt, Jar of Flies, Unplugged... All came out in the 90's. Best music around.
Without a doubt the best band of the 90s. Every song they did on the 90s is amazing.
Nirvana is a but overrated, AiC is more talented, and Nirvana is all ignorant people know about
When you take in consideration the 3 albums they put out in the decade no one else measures up.
Amazing band live so much energy. I encourage you to see this band if you have the chance!
Better than all the bands listed above them. Nirvana is good but overrated.
Best band out of this list in my opinion
The band as a whole is amazing. Pearl Jam managed to became relevant to this day (almost 3 decades) which is a big deal if we consider that grunge and rock in general is not nearly as acclaimed as it once was, on top of that we got eddie vedder, the man is a musical genius whose voice is probably the best in grunge history, or at least among the best, and his legacy is merely musical, no scandals or anything to pump up his status.
The only reason nirvana is usually given the edge in their dispute is because of the romantic, pop cult figure cobain has become, who knows what would have been if that tragedy never happened.
Greatest band of the 90's! One cannot deny the lyricism and pure talent in Vedder's voice and the musical ability of the band. Makes every Nirvana album look like a Kidz Bop CD. Rock on PJ!
Pearl jam is the best band ever, almost every song is a awesome and all the other bands are great too but they don't have as good as songs as pearl j has way more great songs.
legends, true legends
What's the Story, Morning Glory? Best album of the 90's!
I almost voted for Radiohead, but they released half of their best material in the 2000's. Same with Tool, Weezer (arguably; the Blue album was pretty darn great), and Green Day.
I love their work from 1994-2000. Thry got really bad in 2002 though and then they sucked for the restbof their career. They were extremely good in the 90s though. Definitely Maybe is my favorite album ever
They boosted brit-pop to the top of the world, that's all!
Best band of all time in my opinion!
Green day is my favorite band ever! they have multiple amazing sounds and awesome lyrics that kids, young adults, and adults can all connect to. Having many hits like the song of boredom Longview to songs basically saying FU like Good Riddens (Time Of Your Life). You can even find multiple meanings in many of there songs too. In the 90s they quickly became popular with their third studio album Dookie and they are still making awesome albums like American Idiot. With many smash hits like Boulevard Of Broken Dreams and 21 Guns. Still making music and going on tours to entertain their fans for all of these years is very impressive, then adding the fact that they have the same members for basically their whole music Career Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mike Dirnt. Billie Joe's unique voice, Tre's impressive drumming, and Mike's mesmerizing use of the bass have the crowd dancing along to there music.
Green Day took the 90's by storm. They made kids who didn't even identify with the lifestyle of this band like them anyways. They surely pulled my attention in and I was listening to mainly hip hop. Even to this day they pour out great songs with depth. I see everyone is saying Nirvana was overrated, he was. Below average on guitar and had a voice that would have faded out later on.He was just good a bringing out the adolescent rebellion we all felt at 12.
Best band on this list, better than nirvana and definitely pearl jam
Best band in history! Please, please vote!
The Led-Zeppelin of the 90's. Can't take away how great the other bands on this list are... But Soundgarden is a 3rd place finisher. Behind only AIC and Nirvana...
Soundgarden and Alice in Chains deserve the top two spots.
Best Hard Rock and superb high voice of chris cornell.
2nd best behind only Alice in Chains
I like guns'n roozes because they are nice
No band is as creative and diverse as The Smashing Pumpkins. They’re music is the perfect combination of alternative rock, psychedelic dream pop/shoegazing, gothic rock, and heavy metal. Their sound is just amazing. Say what you will about overproduction and Corgan’s personality, at the end of the day, good music is good music.
The Smashing Pumpkins are an amazing band! Billy Corgan is one of the best song writers of all time. Jimmy Chamberlin is such a great drummer!
The amount of emotion in each song is insane! In my opinion #1 band of all time!
No other band of 90's had the chops to pull of the scope of Mellon Collie.
Can anyone imagine a good world where the Foo Fighters did not fight the Foos? NO
Definitely the most creative band of the 90s. They practically started the Britpop and Cool Britanicca movement with their album "Modern Life is Rubbish." When they became bored of Britpop, they got experimental and in 1997 they released their self-titled album which is one of my all time favorites.
A band that inspired a generation, truly summing up life in their lyrics. A clever, quirky group of talented chaps with a personality to match. Blur need to be in the top ten, the britpop movement was the nineties and it was Albarn who set it all in motion.
Pretty much all their albums except their debut and half of the great escape were amazing. With songs like Girls and Boys, Parklife, To the End, This is a Low, The Universal, Beetlebum, Tender and dare I say Song 2 to name a few, this band should be so much higher.
Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon are geniuses.
R.E.M. have some of the best songs from he late 80s to 90s they seriously deserve more respect and graduate degrees than Nirvana, risen to fame by a death.
If you needed a break from grunge and want more thoughtful lyrics and elite musicianship, you went to R.E.M.
Beck is great, but he isn't a band.
There is No One Else like Weezer! They manage to mix heavy guitar with catchy pop melodies which makes for such a unique sound. Almost every one if their songs is a classic: Buddy Holly, Say It Ain't So, The Good Life, Across The Sea, El Scorcho, the list goes on and on! =w=
Both of their 90s albums are classics, making them tied with Nirvana for number of good albums in that decade... and I'd argue Weezer's are even better.
Great band. They’ve definitely had their share of questionable songs in the 2000s onwards, but you can’t deny that every song from their 90s output is just fantastic.
Come on number 15? They shut down wall street! They have the most unique sound of the 90's and a perfect fusion of rap and metal.
There is so much goodness in all of there albums
Politically Inspiring Masters of rap metal.
Huge fan of this group. They rule
I hate guns and roses their music is the wrong thing to do my opinions 10 out of ten
deserve to be higher haha
I wasn’t born until 1999, but sublime fully captures southern California in the ‘90s
Amazing band! Anyone who says otherwise hasn't taken the time to listen to their catalogue
They be better then nirvana guy with the Jolie dike foster face
Go listen to Core and Purple all the way through. Your welcome.
This pill is whack. STP is top 10 easily