The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s Bands/Musicians
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The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

List Criteria: Best musical acts who were active in the 1990s, judged on the quality of their '90s projects ONLY.

Take a big whiff- "mmmbop", it smells like the 90s in here! An incredibly eclectic decade for music, the 1990s saw the rise in popularity of new genres and sounds never heard before (and rarely heard better). The 90s bands and solo artists that populate this list cover all musical categories.

From the East Coast/West Coast rap wars, to the grunge era, to low-fi garage rock, to the Lilith Fair sound, and the teen pop takeover - all genres are recognized. Where else but in the MTV in your head can you find artists like Nirvana, Wu-Tang Clan, No Doubt, A Tribe Called Quest, Oasis, Bikini Kill and Britney Spears in one place?

Vote-Up your favorite 90s musical artist and make sure to add any of your favorites that we left out!
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  1. 208
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    23
    added by: jrdale1
  2. 128
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    33
  3. 124
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    Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    33
  4. 84
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    Rock music, Rap metal, Reggae fusion More
    41
  5. 194
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    24
    added by: Charley Feldman
  6. 116
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul More
    35
  7. 118
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    Adult contemporary music, Dancehall, Pop music More
    35
  8. 25
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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    61
  9. 231
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    Air

    Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music More
    22
  10. 24
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    62
  11. 9
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    77
  12. 235
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    Indie, Folk rock, Alternative rock More
    22
    added by: Charley Feldman
  13. 159
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    29
  14. 178
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    Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient More
    27
    added by: Charley Feldman
  15. 67
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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    44
  16. 102
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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    37
  17. 85
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music More
    41
  18. 19
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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop More
    68
  19. 220
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    Indie pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    22
    added by: Charley Feldman
  20. 48
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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap More
    49
  21. 183
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    Belle & Sebastian

    Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music More
    26
  22. 119
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    Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop More
    35
  23. 197
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    Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    24
    added by: Charley Feldman
  24. 55
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    Björk

    Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house More
    46
  25. 201
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop More
    23
    added by: Charley Feldman
  26. 31
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    Blink-182

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk More
    54
  27. 223
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    Noise rock, Blues-rock, Punk blues More
    22
    added by: Charley Feldman
  28. 50
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music More
    48
  29. 114
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    35
  30. 92
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    Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    39
    added by: ErinKrause
  31. 66
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    44
  32. 202
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    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Garage rock More
    23
    added by: Charley Feldman
  33. 111
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    Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
    36
  34. 56
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock More
    46
  35. 152
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    Indie rock More
    29
  36. 74
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    Bush

    Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
    42
  37. 127
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    33
  38. 204
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia More
    23
    added by: Charley Feldman
  39. 87
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    Country rock, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
    40
  40. 206
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    Indie pop More
    23
    added by: Charley Feldman
  41. 106
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    Celine Dion

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music More
    37
  42. 203
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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music More
    23
    added by: Charley Feldman
  43. 59
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    Collective Soul

    Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock More
    46
  44. 150
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    Alternative rock More
    30
  45. 240
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    20
    added by: Coolza
  46. 63
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock More
    45
  47. 205
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    23
    added by: Charley Feldman
  48. 82
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    41
  49. 234
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    Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music More
    22
    added by: Charley Feldman
  50. 137
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    Electronic music, House music, French house More
    31
    added by: Coolza
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