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90s 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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Bikini Kill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Bikini Kill Riot grrrl, Alternative rock Punk rock

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Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Sleater-Kinney Riot grrrl, Rock music Grunge

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Babes in Toyland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Babes in Toyland Riot grrrl, Grunge Alternative rock

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Bratmobile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Bratmobile Riot grrrl, Rock music Garage rock

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Julie Ruin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Julie Ruin Punk rock, Indie rockElectronica

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L7 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
L7 Riot grrrl, Grunge Heavy metal

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7 Year Bitch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
7 Year Bitch Riot grrrl, Grunge Punk rock

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Jack Off Jill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Jack Off Jill Pop punk, Riot grrrl Gothic rock

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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Peaches Synthpunk, Riot grrrl Dance-punk

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Team Dresch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Team Dresch Riot grrrl, Queercore Punk rock

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Huggy Bear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Huggy Bear Riot grrrl, Art rock Punk rock

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Heavens to Betsy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Heavens to Betsy Riot grrrl, Rock music Alternative rock

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Corin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Corin Tucker Riot grrrl, Alternative rock Punk rock

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Lunachicks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Lunachicks Riot grrrl, Heavy metal Punk rock

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

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Donita Sparks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Donita Sparks Riot grrrl, Rock music Grunge

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Skinned Teen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Fluffy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Fluffy Riot grrrl, Punk rock

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Delta 5 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Delta 5 New Wave, Punk rock Post-punk

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Emily's Sassy Lime is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Cold Cold Hearts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Cold Cold Hearts Riot grrrl, Pop music Rock music

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Voodoo Queens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Voodoo Queens Riot grrrl, Britpop Punk rock

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Excuse 17 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Excuse 17 Queercore, Punk rock Indie rock

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Poison Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Poison Girls Riot grrrl, Anarcho-punk Punk rock

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GitoGito Hustler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
GitoGito Hustler Riot grrrl, Punk rock Indie rock

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TacocaT is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Chastity Belt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Kate Nash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Kate Nash Indie pop, Synthpop Anti-folk

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The Shondes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
The Shondes Riot grrrl, Rock music Queercore

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Ella Drauglis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Ella Drauglis Riot grrrl, Garage punk Britpop

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Lucid Nation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Lucid Nation Riot grrrl, Alternative rock

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Mika Miko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Mika Miko Riot grrrl, Rock music Garage rock

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Shingai Shoniwa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Shingai Shoniwa Riot grrrl, Rock music Soul music

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The Ethical Debating Society is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Kids Love Lies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Kids Love Lies Pop punk, Riot grrrl Power pop

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Care Bears on Fire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Care Bears on Fire Pop punk, Riot grrrl Garage rock

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Nomy Lamm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Nomy Lamm Riot grrrl, Punk rock

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Golden Starlet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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

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Frantic Spiders is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Witchknot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Pussycat Trash is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Coping Saw is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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Kathi Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Kathi Wilcox Riot grrrl, Punk rock

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Jennifer Finch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Jennifer Finch Riot grrrl, Grunge Heavy metal

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Fifth Column is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Fifth Column Riot grrrl, Punk rock Post-punk

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Cake Like is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Cake Like Riot grrrl, Indie rock

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The V is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
The V Riot grrrl, Punk rock Indie rock

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Phallus Über Alles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Phallus Über Alles Riot grrrl, Punk rock Digital hardcore

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Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Riot Grrrl Bands
Rizzo Riot grrrl, Punk rock Indie rock