Music Of The 1990s

  • Grunge: The new rock n' roll of the nineties, literally.
  • Nu Metal: The new (alternative) metal of the nineties. Coolly received by critics and traditionalists, but very successful with teens.
  • Alternative Hip Hop: Made hip-hop very chic among some white college kids.
  • Boy Bands:
  • The "electronica" boom that crested in the mid-late '90s, including among others:
  • Trip-hop:
  • Dancehall Reggae also crosses over during this decade
  • Britpop:
  • Riot Grrrl!:
  • Midwestern rap acts:
  • Gangsta Rap: The other new rock n' roll of the nineties.
  • Third Wave Ska such as:
  • The Melodic Death Metal movement, which was started in 1996.
  • Jungle/drum'n'bass, while we're at it: Goldie, Roni Size, UK Apachi, LTJ Bukem, Photek, Dillinja, DJ Krust, etc.
  • Black Metal was codified in the early and mid-1990's in Northern Europe, both musically and aesthetically. This is also the time of the infamous "Black Circle" hijinks such as murders, suicides, and church-burnings that helped give the popular image of black metal today.
  • Queercore began during the Nineties.