Indie 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
599 303
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The Bends, OK Computer, Pablo Honey
3
549 272
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Ten, Vs., Vitalogy
4
491 234
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Bossanova, Trompe le Monde
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565 286
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Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Gish
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485 236
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Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside
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446 227
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Automatic for the People, Out of Time, Monster
8
432 217
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Pinkerton, Weezer (The Blue Album)
9
441 224
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Dirt, Jar of Flies EP, Alice in Chains
10
377 198
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Broken EP, The Downward Spiral, The Fragile
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370 194
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Dirty, Washing Machine, Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star
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351 195
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Odelay, Mellow Gold, Mutations
13
372 221
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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305 178
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Ritual de lo Habitual
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341 222
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Ænima, Undertow, Opiate EP
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281 212
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Garbage, Version 2.0
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263 198
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Slanted and Enchanted, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, Wowee Zowee
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239 186
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Green Mind, Where You Been, Hand It Over
19
210 172
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Electriclarryland, Independent Worm Saloon, Piouhgd
20
204 177
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Loveless, Glider EP, Tremolo EP
21
244 224
Björk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Debut, Post, Homogenic
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185 155
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Repeater, Steady Diet of Nothing, In on the Kill Taker
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181 154
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To Bring You My Love, Rid of Me, Dry
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210 191
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The Lonesome Crowded West, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
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184 166
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The Soft Bulletin, Clouds Taste Metallic, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart