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The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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While grunge music ruled the beginning part of the 1990s, another underground feminist hardcore punk movement emerged. Known as riot grrrl, the music emerged from Washington D.C. and spread to the Northwest, in particular Olympia, Wash. and Portland. Melding indie rock with the aforementioned punk, the topic most riot grrrl bands tackled was feminism. The progressive nature of the song's lyrics combined with the heavy nature of the music made the best riot grrrl bands cult favorites. While many of these groups didn't achieve widespread commercial success, riot grrrl artists have seen their music only get more popular as the years have gone on. 

So, who can be considered the best riot grrrl bands? Any poll needs to start with Sleater-Kinney, Olympia's trio. Though they may be known to many for their endeavors outside of their music, the influence of these women cannot be stated enough and is why they're considered among the best riot grrrl bands. Other popular riot grrrl bands include L7, Bratmobile, Bikini Kill and Huggy Bear.These are the top riot grrrl bands and are at or near the top of the list of riot grrrl bands.

It's up to you to decide who should be considered among the best riot grrrl bands. By voting on this poll, you're going to help determine who are the greatest riot grrrl bands.This list answers the questions "who are the best riot grrrl bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest riot grrrl musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular riot grrrl bands that you might've heard of. (51 items)
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    Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Indie rock

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    Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Digital hardcore

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    Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Indie rock

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    Riot grrrl, Indie rock

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    Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Jennifer Finch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

    Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Riot grrrl, Punk rock

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    Au Pairs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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    Punk rock

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    Riot grrrl, Punk rock

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    Pop punk, Riot grrrl, Garage rock

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    Kids Love Lies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

    Pop punk, Riot grrrl, Power pop

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    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Soul music

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    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Riot grrrl, Alternative rock

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    Riot grrrl, Garage punk, Britpop

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    The Shondes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Queercore

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    Kate Nash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Anti-folk

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    Riot grrrl, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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    Queercore, Punk rock, Indie rock

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    GitoGito Hustler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

    Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Indie rock

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    Riot grrrl, Britpop, Punk rock

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    Riot grrrl, Pop music, Rock music

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    New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Riot grrrl, Punk rock

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    Donita Sparks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

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    Liliput is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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    Riot grrrl, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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    Corin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

    Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Riot grrrl, Art rock, Punk rock

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    Riot grrrl, Queercore, Punk rock

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    Synthpunk, Riot grrrl, Dance-punk

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    Pop punk, Riot grrrl, Gothic rock

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    Riot grrrl, Grunge, Punk rock

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    Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Punk rock, Indie rock, Electronica

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    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Riot grrrl, Grunge, Alternative rock

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    Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

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    Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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