Who is the best band of the 90s?
For most decades it's pretty simple but the 90s was all over the place.
At the beginning of the decade there were still 80s metal bands releasing big albums like Metallica (black) and GNR (Use Your Illusion). You also had "pre-grunge" bands like Alice in Chains and Pantera.
Then Nirvana changed everything but didn't last long. Pearl Jam and Soundgarden followed.
In the mid 90s everything split off in different directions. You had
Rap/rock/nu metal- bands like Rage, Korn and Limp Bizkit
Ska- Sublime, No Doubt
Poppy rock- thousands of generic bands like Radiohead, U2
Pop/punk- Green Day
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- ShilohLv 61 month ago
Guns n' Roses - Yeah!
- marsLv 71 month ago
- Chain lightninGLv 71 month ago
Mine was the low rockers Morphine.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
The Spice Girls
That's a tough one, because (like you said) there was so much splitting rock into subgenres in the 90's. That's the decade where hair metal finally died, grunge made a brief appearance, thrash started becoming mainstream and punk made a bit of a comeback. And through it all, bands who existed in previous decades (Aerosmith, Metallica, U2, Ozzy, etc) also had success.
I don't think anyone could narrow it down to just one band, unless you go with Nirvana. They weren't the first or the best at what they did, they just released the right stuff at the exact right time, and they're the band that everyone thinks of when they think of the 90's.
Every decade has a band or two that defines or personifies that decade's rock, and the defining band usually isn't the best in the business. In the 50's it was Elvis, the 60's had the Beatles, the 70's had Led Zeppelin, the 80's had Motley Crue, and the 90's had Nirvana.
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The beneath rundown of the Top American Classic Rock Bands of the '90s mirrors a time of progress and advancement in music. A few of the gatherings include are remnants - groups that hit business statures during the '80s and kept on riding that flood of accomplishment into the next decade. All things considered, a lot more are newcomers, bunches that framed during the '90s and immediately arrived at the public stage.
Following the hair-metal spandex lavishness of the earlier decade, the '90s introduced another brand of rock: grit. Combining components of troublemaker and metal with a nonconformity viewpoint, the class carried a surge of new groups to the front line of music, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Grit transformed Seattle into the country's stone hotbed and affected all roads of mainstream society.
All things considered, grit wasn't the solitary sound of the time. Numerous other subgenres arose during the '90s, including mechanical, pop-troublemaker and nu-metal. Mechanical accomplishments carried music into the computerized age, with PCs turning into an instrument in their own right. In the interim, hip-bounce's climb to the standard caused a far reaching influence all through music, with many musical gangs melding rap components into their own unmistakable style.
Our rundown centers around just American groups, so specialists from the Britpop attack -, for example, Radiohead, Oasis and Blur - won't be incorporated. Solo specialists were likewise avoided, amazing acts like Bruce Springsteen and Beck. Indeed, even with these guidelines set up, trimming it down to only 30 groups end up being a significant tall undertaking, as you'll find in the beneath rundown of the Top 30 American Classic Rock Bands of the '90s.
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Let's face it: Motley Crue burned through the vast majority of the '90s in decrease. It's simply because they begun from a particularly grandiose roost that they didn't tumble off this rundown. "Base Scream" began the decade off unequivocally 1991, however fans didn't give the band's incredible yet Vince Neil-less 1994 self-named collection a reasonable shot. What's more, when the vocalist returned for 1997's 'Age Swine,' his bandmates couldn't concur on a reasonable melodic bearing, bringing about an obfuscated, sick fitting record. In any case, in any event, during this plunge, the band sold huge loads of show passes, and it wouldn't be some time before 2000's 'New Tattoo' denoted a strong re-visitation of the exemplary sound.
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The one-two late-'80s punch of 'Perpetual Vacation' and 'Siphon' sent Aerosmith into the new decade flying high. Incompletely because of some star-controlled recordings and a grasp of important melodies, they kept up that grandiose elevation with 1993's 'Get it together.' Their recently cleaned equation at last began to give a few indications of rust on 1997's 'Nine Lives,' yet the collection actually sold in excess of 2 million duplicates in the States and produced an essential single and video with "Pink."
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Kiss prevailing in three particular manners during the '90s. Toward the beginning of the decade, they collaborated with maker Bob Erzin to record the best collection of their non-cosmetics period, 'Vengeance.' A couple of years after the fact, they set the greasepaint back on and rejoined with establishing individuals Ace Frehley and Peter Criss for an effective visit. Maybe in particular, their effect on new musical crews during the '90s turned out to be clear. Acts, for example, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters all uncovered themselves as Kiss fans; they'd even cover the band's melodies on record and in front of an audience.
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Opening's first collection, 'Pretty on the Inside,' showed up in 1991, however it wasn't until 1994's 'Live Through This' that they turned into an extraordinary band. The record came out seven days after the passing of frontwoman Courtney Love's significant other, Kurt Cobain, and its legend promptly developed as gossipy tidbits surfaced that he had a gigantic hand in molding the melodies. Whatever the case might be, the dozen tracks found on 'Live Through This' are among alt-rock's hardest from the time, sung with spitting extravagance by Love, who turned into a newspaper backbone following the collection's delivery. It would require four years before the Los Angeles-based Hole refocused for another fantastic record, the pop-cleaned 'VIP Skin,' which included help by another '90s rock light: Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan.
Jeff Tweedy immediately moved Wilco past the sound of his fundamental alt-nation band Uncle Tupelo, investigating less rootsy, more close to home and honestly more peculiar melodic regions. That assisted Wilco with getting one of the '00s' best groups, however not prior to building up themselves in the earlier decade with 1996's multilayered 'Being There' and 1999's inexorably mind-twisting 'Summerteeth.'
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As fast as Metallica abandoned their "coolest and most significant metal band" seat, Pantera were there to eat it up with the one-two punch of 1990's 'Cowhands From Hell' and 1992's 'Foul Display of Power.' Guitarist Dimebag Darrell and vocalist Phil Anselmo turned into another age's Page and Plant (or Van Halen and Roth), almost as renowned for their hard-celebrating ways concerning their historic music. The gathering last performed together in 2001, and Dimebag's 2004 homicide ransacked the metal universe of one of its most expected reunions.
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Favs of the 90's
Frank Black (& The Catholics) (Alternative Rock)
Jughead's Revenge (Punk)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Ska)
Oysterband (Folk Rock)
Velvet Acid Christ (Industrial/EBM)
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Excellent write-up mate.
My vote would be You Am I.
- hungLv 61 month ago
to be honest, i lost interest in music in the mid 90s. i only listen to late 60s to mid 80s stuff. loved the 70s and 80s