5 popular music bands from 90s

The 90s was an electric decade of music. There were new sounds and new styles of music. A number of bands made their presence and became popular overnight. Some of them are still remembered. Here are the 5 most popular music bands from the 90s.


It was an American grunge band formed in 1987 by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in Washington. Kurt Cobain was the lead singer and guitarist and Krist Novoselic was the bassist. The drummers were coming in and going out of the band. The one who lasted more was Dave Grohl who joined the band in 1990. They only released 3 albums in their 7 years of career. Still, Nirvana is known as the most influential rock bands of the modern times.

Pearl Jam

It is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Washington. The band consisted of Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Jeff Ament. The drummer was Matt Cameron. Their first album was ‘Ten’ which was released in 1991. The band members participated in the grunge movement of the early 90s. They refused to make proper music video or give interviews. They did not stick to the traditional practices of the music industry. Till now it has sold about 32 million records in the U.S.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

This American rock band was formed in 1983 in Los Angeles. Their music was rock type with focus on funk. Punk rock and psychedelic rock were also part of their music style. The original members of the band were Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Flea (bass), guitarist (Josh Klinghoffer) and drummer Chad Smith. The band won 7 Grammy Awards and is now considered one of the top selling bands of all time. They have sold over 80 million records worldwide.

The Smashing Pumpkins

They are an alternative rock band from Chicago. The band was formed in 1988 by Billy Corgan and James Iha. Their songs have a guitar-heavy sound and contain touch of heavy metal and gothic rock. Their second album ‘Siamese Dream’ brought them to fame. They are one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s.


Radiohead is an English rock band from Oxfordshire, England. It was formed in 1985. The members of the band are Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Phil Selway, Colin Greenwood and Ed O’Brien. They released their first album ‘Pablo Honey’ in 1992. This album became a hit in UK. Their third album ‘OK Computer’ released in 1997 gave them international fame.

Those of us who have heard the songs of these bands will never forget them. These bands had a strong influence in shaping the rock music of today.

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Top 4 band albums of the 90s

Grunge and punk rockers dominated the music industries of the 90s. The hard core and shredding sounds of guitar was the prominent feature of the albums of 90s. Here are the top four albums of the 90s.

Nevermind, Nirvana


If you were to ask someone to name only one band from the 1990s, chances are they’ll say “Nirvana.” This band had a significant impact on the history of pop music. Their album ‘Nevermind’ became the most famous album during the 90s.

The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters


This band was formed by Dave Grohl who was the drummer of Nivana. After Kurt Cobain’s death, the lead singer of Nirvana, he formed this band in 1994. Their first album ‘The Colour and the Shape’ was a hit. Songs ‘My Hero’ and ‘Money Wrench’ became very famous.

Dookie, Green Day


This is one of the most popular rock bands till now. This punk band was formed in 1987. The album ‘Dookie’ was a big hit in 1994. The songs ‘Basket Case’, ‘Welcome to Paradise’, and ‘When I Come Around’ became popular overnight. The album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance in 1994.

The Blue Album, Weezer


This band was formed in 1992. The band’s geeky appearance attracted the audience. They were not long haired, like the icon of 90s. Their hit songs were ‘Buddy Holly’, Undone’ and ‘Say it Ain’t So’. They became the top modern-rock artists in the 90s and are still popular today.

Music has a single language. They can reach anyone’s heart. If you are in a bad mood, a great song can change your mood and make you feel better. The 90s have been an amazing year for the music lovers. The albums just discussed will be in the list of favourites who love rock music.

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Top 3 guitar CDs of the 90s

The 90s is considered to be the magical phase of music. Music reached people all over the world through cable-connected TVs. It seems that the music industry woke up with new energy. Heavy metal, hip hop, punk, rock n roll, etc. were gaining popularity. The influence of guitar on music increased. Here are the top 3 guitar CDs of the 90s.

1“The Black Album”, 1991 (Metallica)

This album was considered the band’s high point. There was a special depth and warm in their music which never existed before. The tempos were slowed down and the arrangements were streamlined. The tunes ‘Enter Sandman’, ‘Wherever I May Roam’, and ‘Sad But True’ are truly masterpieces. The album was incredibly successful and Metallica became the most famous band in the world.

2Badmotorfinger, 1991 (Soundgarden)

The songs were hard rock, but had atonal guitar noic, different chord choics and odd time signatures. Kim Thyil of the band became one of the best guitarists in the world. The rhythm section of the band was unforgettable.

3Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1995 (The Smashing Pumpkins)

It was a double CD with 28 songs. The album was purely guitar-driven metal and quiet lullabies. Notable songs were ‘Tales of a Scorched Earth’ and ‘Jellybelly’. There are lots of creativity in their songs and people really appreciated it. The Smashing Pumpkins rose to fame after the release of this album.

If you are a guitar fan and want to learn guitar styles, then these albums have a lot to offer you. Each of these albums has used very different tones and chords of guitar. The CDs are just great to hear and it will be on the list of favorits for those who love guitar.

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