Best 90's/alternative songs, and please say WHY?

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  1. DJ Erock Resident Skeptic Registered Senior Member

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    Recently my roommate at school and i have been on a quest to remember and find the best alternative songs of the 90's. so what are your favorite songs from then? here's some starters to get you thinking in the right time period

    Blind Melon-No Rain
    Wallflowers-One Headlight
    Oasis-Wonderwall
    The Verve Pipe-Freshmen
    Counting Crows-Long December
    Butthole Surfers-Pepper
    Citizen King-I've Seen Better Days
    Eagle Eye Cherry-Save Tonight
    Soul Coughing-Circles
    etc.
     
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  3. StarOfEight A Man of Taste and Decency Registered Senior Member

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    Goo Goo Dolls - Broadway
    Third Eye Blind - Jumper and Semi-Charmed Kinda Life
     
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    Americana- Offspring
    Night in my Veins- Pretenders
    Creep- Radiohead
    Everybody Hurts- R.E.M.
    Comfort Eagle- Cake (maybe that's 2000...)
    Cherry Lips- Garbage
    Cave- Muse
    Head Like a Hole- Nine Inch Nails
     
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  7. mackdaddymoody Registered Member

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    kick ass 90's songs

    spin doctors- two princes
    spin doctors- little miss can't be wrong
    primitive radio gods- standing outside a telephone booth with change in my pocket
    white town- my woman
    new radicals- you get what you give
    foo fighters- hero
     
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  9. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Marvellous! Splendid! Exquisite!

    I doubt I'll list all best songs, but let's try!

    New Kids On The... Oh no wait, wrong thread!

    Just kiddin'

    Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
    Soundgarden - "Limo Wreck"
    Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"
    Alice In Chains - "Would"
    Tool - "Eulogy"
    The Breeders - "Cannonball"
    Tindersticks - "Patchwork"
    Butthole Surfers - "Goofy Concern"
    Yo La Tengo - "Big Day Coming"
    Blind Melon - "No Rain"
    Green Jelly - "Three Little Pigs"
    Temple Of The Dog - "Hunger Strike"
    Stone Temple Pilots - "Vasoline"
    Pearl Jam - "State Of Love And Trust"
    Sonic Youth - "Sugar Kane"
    Primus - "Mr. Knowitall"

    and many, many more...

    (I'll put them if I remember any)
     
  10. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    L7 - Shitlist
    Kyuss - Apothecaries' Weight
    comon soundgarden's best must be Jesus Christ Pose.
     
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    Hell of a song! Thrilling instrumental! Like a rolling wheel that smashes everything on its way...

    'Badmotorfinger' is one of the best albums ever.
    It's hard to single out just one song.

    'Rusty Cage', 'Outshined', 'Room A Thousand Years Wide', 'Jesus Christ Pose', 'Holy Water'....

    Absolutely fantastic!

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    Cop Shoot Cop, "Shine On Elizabeth"
     
  13. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I've never been quite sure what "alternative" means, and some of these posts aren't helping! Garbage and the Foo Fighters were all over pop radio. "Head like a Hole," "Three Little Pigs" and "No Rain" were staples of MTV. "Creep" is the tune my favorite bar band plays for snuggle-dancing.

    All those grunge bands? Uh, grunge was really, really mainstream music!
     
  14. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Excuse me, one question, what does alternative mean in relation to music?
    Is not all music an alternative to another? Or is it a specific style?

    From here mentioned I have heard only Nirvana and Green Jelly.
    Does alternative mean rockish?

    edit: oh... just read Fraggle Rocker's post

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  15. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    Courtney Love "Doll Parts"
    Veruca Salt "Seether"
    Gin Blossoms "Hey Jealousy"
    Alice in Chains "Rooster"
    Offspring "Self Esteem"
    Nirvana---most of the Nevermind album
    Pearl Jam "Alive"

    Man there's too many to list.
     
  16. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, but it was invented by grungy guys who you wouldn't want your daughter hangin around. Some people figured out how to package it and sell it, but at it's heart it's still a long haired pot head in a flannel shirt with a beat up Fender strat

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    MTV once was alternative.

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    I agree. But, in the early years, before grunge became favourite exploited phenomenon, it was quite strange mixture of sounds and influences. True alternative respond on mainstream bands of that time.

    Later, it became full of copycats of copycats, and that was really annoying.
    But, since subject of this thread is 'best 90's/alternative songs', grunge songs definitely must have place here, because 90's were their time.


    My alternative will always be music that makes my heart beats faster, and when I speak about that music to someone else, I will just get 'never heard-don't know what you talkin' about' look.

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    Yo La Tengo and Tindersticks and couple of new bands, as The Submarines, are that kind of music, that will always speed my heart up.
     
  18. The Flemster Registered abuser Registered Senior Member

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    Anything by Faith No More.
     
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    Lithium- Nirvana
    Man in the box -Alice in chains
    Alive - Pearl Jam
    As long as it matters- Gin Blossoms
    Orange crush -R.E.M
     
  20. The Flemster Registered abuser Registered Senior Member

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    Rusty Cage -- Soundgarden.
    I'm The Man '91 -- Anthrax.


    (Sorry- I'm putting 'em down as I think of 'em!)
     
  21. thedevilsreject Registered Senior Abuser Registered Senior Member

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    fixed
     
  22. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    To me, "alternative" music was what came out in the mid-1960s, when we were bogged down by the first wave of Corporate Rock. "Piece of My Heart" by Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin's band) absolutely sounded like it was from Mars. I couldn't believe anybody could get those kinds of sounds out of a guitar, and even now as a more-or-less professional musician I'm not sure I could work out the chords without a chart.

    The British bands were certainly breathtaking, and ultimately I came to favor British music over American by the time it morphed into Black Sabbath, Renaissance, Roxy Music and Gentle Giant. But with a few startling exceptions that early British Invasion rock and roll was way too slick and tight-assed, except when they were playing the blues, which was just recycled American music.

    When the airwaves were clogged with the Supremes, Sam and Dave, and the Four Seasons, it was groups like the Grateful Dead, the Doors and Quicksilver Messenger Service that provided an "alternative."

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    Don't get me wrong, I like grunge as well as the next music lover, but I can't help grinning when I recall Bono's description of it: "70s music in plaid shirts."
     
  23. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Nice post. Plaid shirts and FEEDBACK.
     

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