Musicians 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
574 286
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The Bends, OK Computer, Pablo Honey

3
542 271
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Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Gish

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466 219
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Bossanova, Trompe le Monde

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525 262
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Ten, Vs., Vitalogy

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462 221
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Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

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424 212
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Dirt, Jar of Flies EP, Alice in Chains

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413 204
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Pinkerton, Weezer (The Blue Album)

9
427 217
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Automatic for the People, Out of Time, Monster

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363 187
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Broken EP, The Downward Spiral, The Fragile

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352 189
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Dirty, Washing Machine, Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star

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334 186
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Odelay, Mellow Gold, Mutations

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356 209
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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285 172
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Ritual de lo Habitual

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328 212
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Ænima, Undertow, Opiate EP

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267 201
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Garbage, Version 2.0

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251 191
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Slanted and Enchanted, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, Wowee Zowee

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220 179
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Green Mind, Where You Been, Hand It Over

19
198 164
Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Electriclarryland, Independent Worm Saloon, Piouhgd

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191 170
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Loveless, Glider EP, Tremolo EP

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172 149
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To Bring You My Love, Rid of Me, Dry

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229 219
Björk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alternative & Indie Bands of the 1990s
Debut, Post, Homogenic

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177 162
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The Soft Bulletin, Clouds Taste Metallic, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart

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197 187
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The Lonesome Crowded West, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

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166 151
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Repeater, Steady Diet of Nothing, In on the Kill Taker