90s The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s  

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List Rules Please consider an artist's '90s work ONLY when voting (lucky Weezer.)

These 100 bands and artists' music helped define the "alternative" rock era of the '90s and influenced the next generation of indie rock this century.
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Nevermind, In Utero

2
591 295
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The Bends, OK Computer, Pablo Honey

3
484 227
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Bossanova, Trompe le Monde

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556 282
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Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Gish

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479 231
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Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

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535 271
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Ten, Vs., Vitalogy

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425 212
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Pinkerton, Weezer (The Blue Album)

8
434 219
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Dirt, Jar of Flies EP, Alice in Chains

9
438 223
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Automatic for the People, Out of Time, Monster

10
370 193
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Broken EP, The Downward Spiral, The Fragile

11
363 192
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Dirty, Washing Machine, Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star

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Odelay, Mellow Gold, Mutations

13
368 217
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We?, No Need to Argue

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298 174
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Ritual de lo Habitual

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335 218
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Ænima, Undertow, Opiate EP

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278 207
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Garbage, Version 2.0

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259 194
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Slanted and Enchanted, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, Wowee Zowee

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233 182
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Green Mind, Where You Been, Hand It Over

19
205 170
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Electriclarryland, Independent Worm Saloon, Piouhgd

20
199 176
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Loveless, Glider EP, Tremolo EP

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179 155
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Repeater, Steady Diet of Nothing, In on the Kill Taker

22
236 224
Björk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Debut, Post, Homogenic

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177 154
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To Bring You My Love, Rid of Me, Dry

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204 190
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The Lonesome Crowded West, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

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182 165
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The Soft Bulletin, Clouds Taste Metallic, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart