Guide to 90s Music

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Compared to other eras, the concept of 90s music is quite difficult to pin down. Eccentric and wide-ranging, the decade challenges easy labeling. The cross-pollination of music in the 1990s has left a boundary-breaking legacy that remains today. Teen pop and dance-pop trends, which started in the 1970s and 1980s, continued in … Read more

Artist Profile: Lauryn Hill

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Female rappers like Doja Cat, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj have achieved unprecedented popularity and success in recent years, as their music offers unique and different elements that male rappers and hip-hop artists sometimes cannot bring to their genre. However, most music enthusiasts could argue that the successful career of the female … Read more

The Top 20 Bands of the 90s

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Like any decade, the ‘90s had its share of musical greats – the popularity of hip-hop as a cultural force to be reckoned with, the abundance of catchy dance hits, and the influx of poppy girl and boybands (Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, NSYNC, TLC, etc.). But what dominated the ‘90s music scene … Read more

Artist Profile: Smashing Pumpkins

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Formed in 1988, Smashing Pumpkins is one of the most influential alternative rock bands of the ‘90s. Disavowing the punk rock roots of many alternative rock contemporaries, the Smashing Pumpkins offered a diverse, guitar-heavy, densely layered sound containing heavy metal, dream pop, and goth rock, progressive rock, and psychedelia. Formation and Early … Read more

Artist Profile: Weezer

Weezer band performing in 2008

Weezer is unlike the long-haired, tough-looking rock icons that the ‘90s audience was used to seeing. Specializing in geekery, catchy melodies and heavy guitars, these alternative rock icons of the ‘90s maintained a devoted fanbase for decades. Their geeky appearance drew in a new audience, as Weezer’s music laid in true feelings … Read more

Artist Profile: Radiohead

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Radiohead is one of the most accomplished alt-rock bands of the 90s to the early 21st century. This quintet made some of the most majestic music of the post-modern era. They brought experimental music to the world that incorporated adventurous electronics in intellectual rock. Radiohead became something more than a band – … Read more

Artist Profile: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Red Hot Chili peppers, also shortened to “The Chili Peppers” or abbreviated as “RHCP,” is an American rock band which emphasizes funk, as well as other elements from other genres such as alternative rock, psychedelic rock, rap rock, funk metal, and punk rock. Comprising of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Hillel Slovak, … Read more

Artist Profile: Pearl Jam

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Formed in 1990, Pearl Jam is one of the most influential bands of the grunge era. The group helped popularize grunge music in the early 1990s, and they continued to be a respected alternative rock band in the 21st century. Pearl Jam isn’t the type of band that fell victim to the … Read more

Artist Profile: Oasis

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Oasis distinguished themselves during their heyday in the 90s. Unlike the many grunge rockers around them, Oasis were celebrated as classic rock stars. It may not be the most popular form of rock at the time, but they made it cool again. Also, instead of drawing inspiration from punk and metal, the … Read more

Artist Profile: Green Day

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From California’s Bay Area, Green Day stormed the mainstream in the early ‘90s by infusing the raw power of punk with a melodic pop sensibility and apathetic lyrics that captured the angst-ridden restlessness of the American teenagers of their era. Influenced by late-70s punk predecessors, Green Day went on to introduce a … Read more

Artist Profile: Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters band in 2009

Featuring members of Germs, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Nirvana, Foo Fighters put on out in the world three back-to-back records in 1995, 1997, and 1999. Founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain, Foo Fighters became known as one of the world’s most iconic rock bands. Though … Read more

Artist Profile: Blink 182

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Blink-182 is a Southern-Californian punk rock band formed in 1992. The group emerged from the punk scene of the early ‘90s and gained notoriety for their high-energy shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor. Blink-182 is notable for its humorous lyrics that can often be uplifting. Blink 182 is one of the most … Read more

Top Pop Male Stars of the 90s

The ’90s was one of the most revered decades of pop music. It gave birth to some of the most stellar and eclectic songs we still listen to today and catapulted a new wave of male artists to fame. Here’s a list of some of the most successful and influential pop male … Read more

Top Pop Female Stars of the 90s

Fanny packs, teensy sunglasses, and old baggy jeans are vivid reminders of the ’90s. But, during the said era, pop culture was as vibrant, too. The decade became the breeding ground for some of the greatest, most influential, or noteworthy female singers in existence. Here’s a list of some of the pop … Read more