The Grunge/90s Alternative Thread

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  1. Changeling Registered

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    In my opinion, grunge and 90s alternative is the best music to ever grace my eardrums.

    Bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Hole, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, etc;

    are there any other 90s music and superhero fans out there? :yay:
     
  2. PSYLENTGuardian El Pollos Hermano

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    I normally go through music "phases" and my grunge phase is over for now :csad:
    Nirvana's superb, as well as Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. Foo Fighters is great, too :woot: I gotta delve back into grunge one of these days.
     
  3. Jake Cassidy Registered

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    STP ****in' rocks!!
     
  4. Lasirius tarifa

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    Huge fan of the 90s alternative scene. My favorites are:

    Pixies
    Garbage
    STP
    Pavement
    R.E.M.
    Jeff Buckley
    NIN
    PJ Harvey
    Sonic Youth
    My Bloody Valentine
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Fiona Apple
     
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  6. Blitzkrieg Bop Fight Owens Fight

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    The guitar solo to "Come As You Are" is how I feel.
     
  7. Max J Power Trash Boat

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    I love 90s alternative. I'd say my top 10 favorites from the time are:

    Weezer
    Radiohead
    Oasis
    R.E.M. (a much older band than the others, but they were still great in the 90s)
    Beck
    Superchunk
    Teenage Fanclub (extremely underrated band)
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Blur
    Foo Fighters

    I love The Replacements and Pixies too, but they weren't around much in the 90s. I also really like cheesy late 90s bands like Third Eye Blind and Matchbox Twenty because I loved them when I was a kid. I'm not that into grunge other than Nirvana and Soundgarden; I like it well enough but I'm not much into hard rock.
     
  8. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    I feel Nirvana is a tad overrated. That's not to say they didn't make good music, because they did. I own all their albums. My point is had Cobain not ended his life, I think Nirvana's impact on popular culture would have been much different. It's my honest opinion that Pearl Jam is the greatest band to come out of the 90's. To this day they are still putting out consistently great records. It would be interesting to have seen how Nirvana would have changed over a progression of time. What would that band sound like today?
     
  9. Brother Jack The Third Revelation

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    I've become a pretty big fan of "grunge"-era music (which was never really an actual genre), especially Pearl Jam. I kind of agree that Nirvana was overrated, at least in the musical sense. Cobain was a great writer but he couldn't play his instrument or sing very well, but you could argue that is what defined their sound and the alternative rock scene at the time.
     
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    Very mixed bag for me.

    I quite literally hate Nirvanna.

    I loved Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins though.
     
  11. Jake Cassidy Registered

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    I never really liked Nirvana, either.

    I've never been into Pearl Jam, although they are a great band.

    Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Faith No More and Jeff Buckley are my favourites of this era.
     
  12. Thor The Mighty The True God of Thunder

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    Oh the memories! I was a big Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana fan!
     
  13. hellblazer103 Nasty Piece of Work

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    nirvana and alice in chains run mah LIFE.

    i love lots of bands from the 90's. NIN, korn,smashing pumpkins, faith no more, etc.
     
  14. queendarkness12 The Queenmaker

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    I always thought Alice In Chains were better than Nirvana.

    Hole is underrated and a great band, if you put your thoughts about Courtney Love aside and respect that she is a good musician.
     
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    It's weird because I love late 80's to early 90's Alternative Rock, but I don't care for Grunge at all. The big grunge bands are mostly okay, but I really love the rock scene at the time. Bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, Jane's Addiction, Sonic Youth, The Cure (if they count) are among my favorites.
     
  16. queendarkness12 The Queenmaker

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    I just discovered a band called Sleater Kinney, it's an all female band with grunge undertones and a cool sound.
     
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    Smashing Pumpkins is still my all-time favorite band - absolutely love all the bands in this thread
     
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    Hopefully Living Colour will have a new album out this year. I'd like to see them do an arena tour.
     
  19. Lasirius tarifa

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    Anyone listened to the newest Smashing Pumpkins record? I bought it but haven't listened to it.
     
  20. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    The new SP is pretty good. Better than Oceania by a huge margin.
     
  21. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Nirvana is one of my all time favorite bands.

    I don't care if people claim they're overrated.

    No grunge music resonated with me like Nirvana. For some reason the melodies and lyrics just connect with unlike any other.
     
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    I disagree actually. Really enjoyed Oceania. Felt like a nice nod back to early Smashing Pumpkins, and while some songs weren't as good as others, I'd say it was a very solid 8 out of 10 album. The new one on the other hand was not bad, and had maybe 2 or 3 pretty good songs, but it felt like something Billy threw together over a weekend. With every song being around 3-4 minutes, it felt like the album was over before it even got started. I still thought it was more good than bad, but maybe a 6.5 or weak 7 out of 10.
     
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    I feel like the Foo Fighters are slipping a bit, since Sonic Highways was okay with me.

    The new Alice In Chains singer is growing on me a lot.
     
  24. Greeneyes The World Isn't Ready

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    I'd just like to add Rage Against The Machine to the mix even if it might be classed as rock.
     
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    Best era in music for me. My #1 band of all time will always be the Smashing Pumpkins, even if it's gotten to the point where I want to slam my head into a wall whenever Billy Corgan gives an interview. Other favorites of the grunge/alternative/industrial variety:

    STP
    Alice in Chains
    Soundgarden
    Pearl Jam
    Nirvana
    Nine Inch Nails
    Tool
    Stabbing Westward (now The Dreaming)
    Bush
    Filter
    Dope
    KMFDM (they don't exactly count because they were around way before the 90s but they've had varying lineups over the years)
    Rage Against the Machine
    Jane's Addiction
    Brother Kane
    Live
    The Verve Pipe
    The Cranberries
    Butthole Surfers
    Counting Crows
    Collective Soul
    Hole
    Garbage
    Everclear
    Silverchair
    Candlebox
    Gin Blossoms
     

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