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Best Riot Grrrl Bands

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. (49 items)

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    Wat Tyler / Mambo Taxi

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    Delicious, Bruiser Queen, Goodbye

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    36C, To Sir With Hate, Boy

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    The Brat Years: 1992-1995 (Complete Discography)

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    Excuse Seventeen, Such Friends Are Dangerous

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    Anthem, The Transfused, Effigy

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    Girls Like it Loud, Get Over It, I Stole Your Animal

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    Count in My Head

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    666, C.Y.S.L.A.B.F., Mika Miko

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    Tacoma Ballet (disc 1)

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    My Dear One, Searchlights, The Red Sea

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    Statement: The Complete Recordings, Poisonous, Their Finest Moments

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    GitoGito Hustler 1999-2003, Gito Gito Galore, Love & Roll

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    Desperate, Scared, But Social

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    Chocolate Revenge, Peel Sessions, Kenuwee Head

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    Singles & Sessions 1979-81, See the Whirl & Singles, Singles & ...

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    Cold Cold Hearts

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    Black Eye, Husband, Nothing

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    Grimoires

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    Transmiticate

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    Kleenex/LiLiPUT, Some Songs, Die Matrosen

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    1, 000 Years, Kill My Blues

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    Binge and Purge, Jerk of All Trades, Babysitters on Acid

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    Calculated, These Monsters Are Real, Direction

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    Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Taking the Rough With the Smooch, Shimmies in Super 8 ...

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    Captain My Captain, Personal Best, Hand Grenade

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    The Teaches of Peaches, Impeach My Bush, The Flaming Lips and Stardeath ...

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    Humid Teenage Mediocrity 1992–1996, Clear Hearts Grey Flowers, Sexless ...

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    Julie Ruin

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    ¡Viva Zapata!, Sick 'Em, Gato Negro

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    Pottymouth, Ladies, Women and Girls

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    The Woods, One Beat, Call the Doctor

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    Bricks Are Heavy, Hungry for Stink, Smell the Magic

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    Pussy Whipped, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Bikini Kill

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