Underrated Music Artists from the 1990s


The Top Ten

1 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Grunge kings. Deserve more praise. - Userguy44

2 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Maybe they were but at this point I think they are already overrated. - Metal_Treasure

3 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Yes, they were underrated in the 90s.
In the 2000s they were probably correctly rated. But in the 2010s they became overrated. - Metal_Treasure

4 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Oasis were not underrated. They were the biggest-selling rock band to come out of Britain at the time. - Gg2000

Underrated in America,
overrated in UK - Joeljohns249

5 Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

Not underrated - Userguy44

6 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Absolutely. They should have gotten far more attention, but sadly, they spent their career in the shadows of other Seattle artists, even though Soundgarden were much more talented. - tgbhj

I absolutely love this band, I don't think it gets the attention it deserves. - TheHabsFan

I would agree they were underrated. - Metal_Treasure

7 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

Between underrated and overrated. - Userguy44

8 Stuck Mojo

God-fathers of rap metal, before rage against the machine, greatly under rated band. - StealthRUSH

9 Big L Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

Sad! This guy was sooo talented and was barely recognized! Sooo Sad! - --ChadBlake--

10 Creed Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

The Contenders

11 Korn Korn Korn 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.

Perhaps no. If anything I consider them overrated, not underrated. - Metal_Treasure

12 Marcy Playground
13 Maria Nayler

British singer. An extremely good singer. Listen to "Naked and Sacred" if you want. I love her vocals in it.

14 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

Again not underrated. - Userguy44

15 New Radicals
16 Hed PE Hed PE Hed PE, also known as Planet Earth and stylized as p.e., is an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California.
17 Harvey Danger
18 Fastball
19 The Aquabats
20 Our Lady Peace
21 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

Most of you probably never heard of them. Because they are really underrated. But they are very good. - Metal_Treasure

22 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
23 20 Dead Flower Children
24 Zilch
25 Toadies
26 Snot
27 Eazy E Eazy E Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.
28 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
29 Westlife Westlife Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan.
30 All Saints All Saints

All Saints were great in the 1990s and they are still going strong. I think they are/were underrated.

31 Bellini

German girl group. "Samba de Janeiro" is/was a big hit but I think the group itself is very underrated.

32 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.
33 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

I think they are actually overrated. - Metal_Treasure

34 Silverchair Silverchair Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on bass guitar.
35 Stabbing Westward
36 The Rentals
37 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.
38 Sublime Sublime Sublime 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.
39 Eternal

British girl group. I really do like this group so I think they are very underrated.

40 La Trec

American singer with a very good voice. Should get much more credit if you ask me.

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1. Tool
2. Creed
3. Dream Theater
1. Stuck Mojo
2. Marcy Playground
3. New Radicals
1. Deftones
2. Alice In Chains
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