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The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s 

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Updated July 16, 2018 34k votes 3.1k voters 159.6k views 100 items

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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Genre: Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk & Country rap; Nationality: United States of America
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The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
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Genre: Punk blues, Grunge & Electronica; Nationality: England
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Björk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Genre: Electronic dance music, Jazz & Tribal house; Nationality: Iceland
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