Thursday, September 15, 2011

40 Best Songs of The 1990s

Too many qualifiers take away the credibility of silly music lists. This list really is more about ambition ahead of credibility anyway, and might be the silliest I have ever compiled, so whad'ya gonna do.  Largely guitar based stuff. Largely American, since on some level this exercise seems to be about embracing my Uk and Canadian music biases. Largely recognized singles.  One hundred percent major label releases.  Glaring omission would be Smashing Pumpkins. My clever embedded Grooveshark clips were working out swimmingly until there were no SP songs on there. Feel free to insert "Mayonaise" in the top 10, maybe even top 5.

Let's call this the 40 best mainstream 90s alternative guitar rock tracks without BritPop or CanRock or Smashing Pumpkins. Maybe that makes the blog title more false advertising.

40 Polyester Bride Liz Phair

39 Little Things Bush

38 Suck My Kiss Red Hot Chili Peppers

37 Stellar Incubus

36 Outshined Soundgarden

35 Into Your Arms Lemonheads

34 Crucify Tori Amos

33 Geek Stink Breath Green Day

32 Santa Monica Everclear

31 Good Better Than Ezra

30 She Don't Use Jelly Flaming Lips

29 Fall Down Toad The Wet Sprocket

28 Naked Eye Luscious Jackson

27 Where It's At Beck

26 Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots

25 Vow Garbage

24 That's Just What You Are Aimee Mann

23 Nutshell Alice In Chains

22 Live Forever Oasis

21 Pure Morning Placebo

20 Seether Veruca Salt

19 Black Gold Soul Asylum

18 River of Deceipt Mad Season

17 Bound For The Floor Local H

16 Dissident Pearl Jam

15 Down By The Water PJ Harvey

14 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle Nirvana

13 Buddy Holly Weezer

12 Flavor Of The Month The Posies

11 Stinkfist Tool

10 Positive Bleeding Urge Overkill
9 Hey Jealousy Gin Blossoms
8 Planet Of Sound Pixies
7 I Got A Girl Tripping Daisy
6 On Your Own The Verve
5 What You Do To Me Teenage Fanclub
4 Cannonball The Breeders
3 Let Down Radiohead
2 Girlfriend Matthew Sweet
1 Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley