Best '90s Bands
The Top Ten Best '90s Bands
This band gained ridiculous popularity over 4 albums and a few singles. It takes immense quality to pull this off.
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. - Xean45
Good, but overrated - PinkHeno
Yeah, there's at least 3 bands better in my opinion but they're just not my taste. I still enjoy listening to them occasionally. - IsaacM
Undeniably the best! Nirvana is an extremely innovative band which use elaborate elements and great writing to make an amazing success!
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.
Ok computer is still one of the greatest art rock albums ever created
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. - Bman23
Best fuuuckn band of all time! they really should me number one!
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 - PinkHeno
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.
Best band of all time in my opinion!
Decade defining music... but not recognised for 29 years as such
Facelift, SAP, Dirt, Jar of Flies, Unplugged... All came out in the 90's. Best music around.
Alice N Chains is the Greatest grunge band from the 90s
Best band of all time
When you take in consideration the 3 albums they put out in the decade no one else measures up.
Better than all the bands listed above them. Nirvana is good but overrated. - IsaacM
Best band out of this list in my opinion
Amazing band live so much energy. I encourage you to see this band if you have the chance!
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.
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.
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!
Great band. Amazing albums. "Siamese Dream'' and "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness''- come on!
1979 is the greatest song of the 90s and their other work stands out among the rest of the grunge genre
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!
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 in history! Please, please vote! - georgielikesgreenday
GREEN DAYS AWESOME! Their dookie album is the best!
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
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...
I like guns'n roozes because they are nice
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.
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. - PinkHeno
Not even hard - PinkHeno
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.
I hate guns and roses their music is the wrong thing to do my opinions 10 out of ten
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.
Counting crows song have some of the most meaningful lyrics ever... I didn't vote for REM because some of their 90s albums weren't as good as the 80s albums. All of the ones I considered were Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, REM, and Dave Matthews.
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.
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=
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.
Beck is great, but he isn't a band.
you add the Street Life of Rap and the Insanity of Rock and you come up with the most controversial group in the history of music - anthonybecerra831
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.
Politically Inspiring Masters of rap metal.
Huge fan of this group. They rule - fuadmondeo
I wasn’t born until 1999, but sublime fully captures southern California in the ‘90s
Go listen to Core and Purple all the way through. Your welcome.
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
This pill is whack. STP is top 10 easily
Sweet Dreams, Beautiful People, Tourniquet, Man That You Fear, The Dope Show, Rock Is Dead, I Don't Like The Drugs, Coma White. All of those hits are in the 90's.
Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals are amazing albums. In a decade were every band never put on a show Manson put on that show.
Hell yeah, long live Marilyn! Lunchbox is an awesome song from the 90's - mickeyG94
THese guys were awesome
Lush.. Most under rated band of the 90s, this band was truely unique, when you listen to them you get this unexplainable vibe
Stupid list,this is obviously one of the best if not the best,they changed the scene of metal forever
Korn is the best band ever! It deserves to be number 1!
Are you kidding me Creed is above Pantera? (I like Creed but come on) - christangrant
They incorporate a lot of instruments and themes in their music. Very unique and talented band
Ridiculousy talented musically and vocally. Best acoustic work and all round tunes that groove.
This should be top ten
Annoying - PinkHeno
Higher there is nothing wrong with boy bands, we do not just like them for looks.
Even adults like boy bands.
Just piss off haters for good.
Why is this #48?
this should be at least #3!
their music is so beautiful and their mix is so tight! I swear this is honestly the best.
One of my all time favorite bands. Garbage 2.0 is probably the most unique and well produced album that I have ever heard. This band doesn't get nearly enough credit for their originality and balls!
So underrated. Two great records in the 90's and stunning in concerts with excellent musicians supporting the iconic Shirley.
This band should be so much higher. Shirley Manson is an amazing entertainer and their music is STILL great.
Good for dancing - PinkHeno