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BJ’s Favorite Bands Of The 90′s

This weekend I went through one of my music phases.  I was listening to a bunch of my favorite music from the 90′s and it was great!I think one thing can be said as far as the music of the 90′s.  It was a whole lot of fun.  Bands were doing fun covers of classic songs and turning them into totally new monsters as far as music goes.  My ipod’s shuffle function is to blame for this.  It started on Friday night at the gym.  It landed on Third Eye Blind’s “Graduate” and after that went into Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and eventually some Pantera.  So this got me going back and fourth to find another one great song from the 90′s after another.

When I was a teenager in the 90′s I was mainly listening to stuff like Green Day and Blink 182.  Later on I got into some of the heavier stuff like Metallica, Pantera and Sepultura.  To this day I love all of it.  So I decided to share with you some of my favorite bands of the genre that gave us clear Pepsi, Joey Lawrence and Super Nintendo.  So here are my top 10 bands of the 90′s.

10. Reel Big Fish


These guys are one of my favorites out of the late 90′s. Ska music was really big and these guys were one of the biggest bands of the genre. There is just something about ska music that just says party. Every song sounds like opening credits to a 90′s teen comedy could be played during it.

9. Sepultura


One of my all time favorite metal bands. I think Sepultura is one of the more underrated metal bands of the genre. Not their fault though, with the success that bands like Metallica and Pantera had it would be hard to step out of that shadow.

8. Dave Matthews Band


Yes that’s right I like DMB and I’m not afraid to admit it. Hate on him all you want but seriously, they create some fantastic music and millions of fans can’t be wrong. When he does the cover of “All Along the Watchtower” it turns into a totally new version. The slow build up. Such a great job with this.

7. Green Day


I can’t say enough about Green Day. They were such a fun band. Remember when they got into that huge mud fight at Woodstock 99? That was one of the most memorable moments of that concert. They may have gotten a bit more political in recent years, but the 90′s stuff that they came up with is classic. Dookie was one of the first CD’s I ever owned.

6. Stone Temple Pilots


I think STP might me my favorite grunge/alternative band of the decade. I love Scott Weilands voice and their songs are absolutely fantastic. If you haven’t got the chance to see them live make sure you do so before they break up again.

5. Pantera


It really sucks that these guys will never be able to get back together. Such a unique sound. When Pantera came on the radio, you knew it was them right from the first guitar chord struck. The best metal band of the 90′s for sure.

4. Third Eye Blind


Another band that makes me think of having fun and messing around as a kid. Third Eye Blind may also be one of the best live bands I have ever seen. They have stepped out of the limelight so to speak, but I still crank up their tunes.

3. Weezer


Being that I am a huge dork of course Weezer is one of my favorite bands of the 90′s and all time. I love the fact that every album is the music they want to make. This video right here is one of the best of the 90′s as well.

2. Alice In Chains


Everyone always throws these guys into the grunge talk, but I think Alice in Chains is more a metal band than anything else. From Layne Staley’s voice to Jerry Cantrells guitar, they are so dark it has to be metal. I think the best way to describe their songs are “epic”.

1. Rage Against the Machine


I don’t think there is a band that is better at pumping up a crowd than these guys. Hard rock driven by a hip hop political vibe. I totally dig it. You can mosh to it and girls can even dance to it, one of my all time favorites. I might go as far the say that Rage is the best band of the 90′s. Just my opinion though, but I would be curious to see who else agrees with me on this one.

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