Best band of the 90's?

Satans_Advocate

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Best band of the 90's?

Overall, who do you think was the best band of the 90's? in order to be as subjective as possible, think of the bands in terms of originality, popularity, impact, etc.... not just because they happen to belong to your favorite genres. i have alway said that the best bands can't be placed in a genre, they are a genre of there own which i think is reflected in the 4 i have narrowed it down to.

Rage Against The Machine - Hard Funk-Metal meets politically charged hip-hop. awesome band. Tom Morello may be a socialist but hes still a mad scientist on the guitar.
Nirvana - basically created ( or popularized ) a new genre - Grunge. another great band. Kurt Cobain is One HELL of a model ameriican in my book.
Sublime - reggae, ska, punk, hip hop, and dub all rolled into one delicious blunt and smoked to perfection. The body is gone, but brads spirit will live on forever in my mind.
Primus - wow, how can you even describe these guys? to place primus in a genre wouldn't do them justice - you have to hear them to appreciate it. basically very rythmic, angular, complex bass driven balads. les claypoole is a madman!

Any other suggestions/opinions? i know i am forgetting someone so bear with me...
 

Ash Housewares

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I vote Rage Against the Machine, Garbage, Soundgarden, & I'm tempted to say No Doubt, but I would be nominating them off the strength of a single album
 

SelfBaisResistor

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Fear Factory and the concept of the machine. They incorporated pounding drums, thrashing guitar riffs, great vocals ranging from growls to melody in the same song and electronic effects. They're probably one of the first and best nu-metal bands and still are.

Archetype is comming!!!
 

Satans_Advocate

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Ash Housewares said:
I vote Rage Against the Machine, Garbage, Soundgarden, & I'm tempted to say No Doubt, but I would be nominating them off the strength of a single album

yeah, plus they sold out big time there last album. compromising your original musical goals and values for popularity is a big no-no in my book
 

Yaboosh

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Nirvana. They headed the grunge invasion and helped create the alternative rock genre. In my mind, the epitomy of the teenage strife of the 90's.
 

Stevinator

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thejdawg2 said:
Nirvana. Too much impact on the world of music for anything else to even come close.
that's really a no-brainer...nirvana all the way.

what competition did they have? hanson? tubthumper? Not at all. Nirvana created the grunge genre. They also spoke to a generation of slackers. great tunes.

this is really weird...i just had this conversation with my mom...she said it was garth brooks. we argued for an entire shopping trip. (she likes hick music). she said she can't understand what nirvana is saying and that their music is depressing...i was flabbergast. depressing? she clearly couldn't tell what they were saying.
 

Satans_Advocate

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SelfBaisResistor said:
Fear Factory and the concept of the machine. They incorporated pounding drums, thrashing guitar riffs, great vocals ranging from growls to melody in the same song and electronic effects. They're probably one of the first and best nu-metal bands and still are.

Archetype is comming!!!

so you are telling me that fear factory was more original, creative, and had more impact on the music world than all of the other bands i listed?
 

Ash Housewares

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Satans_Advocate said:
yeah, plus they sold out big time there last album. compromising your original musical goals and values for popularity is a big no-no in my book
ah, but we're only talking '90s don't let the last four years change things, Tragic Kingdom was great
 

SelfBaisResistor

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Satans_Advocate said:
so you are telling me that fear factory was more original, creative, and had more impact on the music world than any of the other bands i listed?
No. I'm just saying that they are one that was not mentioned. Since they don't get the radio play they deserve no one gives them the props they deserve.
 

Pierrot le Fou

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Clearly Nirvana. The early 90's were dominated by people running in Nirvana's wake. I can see the Radiohead angle, really I can, but I don't think that Radiohead had half the impact on the music of the 90's that Nirvana did...
 

SuggestiveName

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Pixies
Pavement
Pearl Jam
Nirvana (of course)

These were some of the most influential.

But the question was who's the BEST...

...and that I cannot answer. It could very well be Nirvana or the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Or Pavement....or maybe the Pixies...or Phish...but possibly Radiohead....AARG!
 

MagiusTheGrey

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Ah Nirvana...where would you be if it werent for Kurt Cobain's tragedy??? Prolly down in the dumps with the rest of the forgotten bands like Soundgarden. Obviously...i dont think Nirvana created the whole grunge thing, and i dont think the whole grunge thing would have taken hold at all if Cobain hadnt killed himself.

My vote goes to Rob Zombie or Radiohead.
 

cougar

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Hands down, Rage Against the Machine for me. Entirely unique band that actually sang about meaningful things.
 
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