Bands That Made The 90's

The 90's had a distinct sound of grunge, pop, hip hop and country that today's music trends just can't seem to capture. Here's a list of artists and bands that made the Y2K decade special.

Blind Melon

Blind Melon

Neo-hippie alternative rockers from Mississippi best known for the 1992 hit "No Rain" and lead singer Shannon Hoon's fatal overdose. 

Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill

One of the biggest hip-hop groups of the early '90s, powered by lazily menacing lyrics and the slow, stoned production of DJ Muggs. 

Nirvana

Nirvana

Second-generation punk's most unlikely success story, a rampaging hard rock trio that influenced countless artists but ended in tragedy. 

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

The wildly successful artist who blew up New Traditionalism with arena rock bravura  in the 90's and in the process birthed New Hot Country. 

Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Grunge pioneers who took the heavy sludge of '70s metal and infused it with the raw aesthetic of '80s punk to become an important band of the '90s. 

Naughty By Nature

Naughty By Nature

Funky New Jersey rap trio (later duo), whose "O.P.P." made them big hitmakers in the 1990s.

Bush

Bush

Multi-platinum British rockers who play by the grunge rules: loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start rhythms, and extreme dynamics. 

MC Hammer

MC Hammer

Baggy pants-sporting rap artist was hip-hop's first bona fide pop star; yet his fall from popularity is nearly as well known as his music. 

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

Best and most influential hard rockers of the 1980s and '90s, a straight-ahead guitar boogie band that often displayed a surprising musical diversity. 

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

The chief architect of West Coast gangsta rap, a legendary rapper, and a seminal record producer. 

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam

The prototypical Seattle grunge band, with a driving sound and a long run as one of the most principled and hard-working groups in rock. 

Who's your favorite 90's act? 

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