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radiohead625
03-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Ive been trying to get back into the 90s music because I believe the 90s was one of the greatest periods in music and definately one of the most influential. What bands do you think were one-hit wonders or just plain forgotten that should have gotten more love and attention? Whos some of your favorite underrated 90s bands?:dude

A-Bone
03-15-2010, 04:44 PM
Jellyfish
Echobelly
Geraldine Fibbers
Lush

TubeStack
03-15-2010, 04:47 PM
I don't know if they're "underrated," but Morphine were killer. Same with PJ Harvey.

A-Bone
03-15-2010, 04:49 PM
I don't know if they're "underrated," but Morphine were killer. Same with PJ Harvey.

Amen. I ended my list too soon.

radiohead625
03-15-2010, 04:49 PM
nice morphine was cool

macheesmo3
03-15-2010, 04:56 PM
fIREHOSE
The Jesus Lizard
Morphine
shellac
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
'68 Comeback
The Supersuckers

todaystomorrow
03-15-2010, 05:07 PM
Superdrag
Elliott Smith
Matthew Sweet
Kent
Catherine Wheel
Self
Tripping Daisy
Whiskeytown
Uncle Tupelo

GA20T
03-15-2010, 05:08 PM
Blind Melon - entire catalog
Matthew Sweet
Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion"
Spoon - everything
Wilco
Elliott Smith
Belle & Sebastian
Built to Spill
Camper Van Beethoven
Cat Power
The Flaming Lips
Frank Black!
The Magnetic Fields
The Eels
Mazzy Star
Modest Mouse
Pavement
Paul Westerberg
The Tea Party (only in the '90s)
Yo La Tengo

razeregal
03-15-2010, 05:09 PM
Supergrass
Sloan
The Sea and Cake

todaystomorrow
03-15-2010, 05:32 PM
Built to Spill

Hell yes! Forgot that one. I'll also add World Party and Travis.

grind1
03-15-2010, 05:32 PM
16 Horsepower
Laughing Hyenas
Morphine (3rded)

freedom's door
03-15-2010, 05:33 PM
Slowdive

radiohead625
03-15-2010, 05:35 PM
Hell yes! Forgot that one. I'll also add World Party and Travis.
yes! travis!

puckhead
03-15-2010, 05:50 PM
Afghan Whigs
Screaming Trees
I Mother Earth

BlkMkt
03-15-2010, 05:53 PM
Swervedriver

monty
03-15-2010, 05:56 PM
Afghan Whigs
Screaming Trees
I Mother Earth

Ya beat me to IME.
Tone for days.

A-Bone
03-15-2010, 06:01 PM
So many great bands mentioned so far in this thread. Brings back a lot of great memories. I guess this means I am getting old.

Also, I am still kind of amazed that Afghan Whigs were never more successful than they were. It sounded to me like all the elements were in place. What a great band.

dark_rainbow
03-15-2010, 06:46 PM
Some of the more comical hair bands had very accomplished, under appreciated guitarists:

CC DeVille from Poison ... nice solo work here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c56vEgA4fjU

Reb Beach from Winger was a monster. A bit of a showy shredder no doubt, but he wasn't lacking real harmonic talent either.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8q0Mb_uOG8

TubeStack
03-15-2010, 07:13 PM
You know, I lived and died for a lot of 90s bands at the time, felt it was a period of major revolution, that we were living through an important historical period in music. I was a HUGE fan of many bands of the era.

However, I can count the bands from back then, that I still listen to, on one hand:

Soundgarden (Badmotorfinger and earlier)
Rage Against The Machine
Beck (even then, it's his new material)
PJ Harvey
Morphine

The rest of it, well, just gets on my nerves. LOL! :D

svenhoek
03-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Rialto...

Bankston
03-15-2010, 08:36 PM
I definitely feel more of a connection to the music of the 90's than any other period.

Couple of bands that haven't been mentioned.

Helmet
Big Head Todd and the Monsters

vikingrat
03-15-2010, 08:43 PM
Jesus Lizard.

Alister
03-15-2010, 08:53 PM
You know, I lived and died for a lot of 90s bands at the time, felt it was a period of major revolution, that we were living through an important historical period in music. I was a HUGE fan of many bands of the era.

LOL! :D

See, this is what happens with Time. Or to you, as the case may be.
As a Geezer (don't tell anyone, or I'll be banned from TGP), I find most of the icons and "great" bands of the 60's and 70's virtually unlistenable now, including many of the "great" guitarists.
Many a moment spent asking myself, "WTF was I thinking?" (Or feeling, as the case may be.)

When you mention the 90's and the "greatness" of this decade, I don't think I recognize a single one of these acts.
The only thing I remember "the 90's" for was Monica Lewinsky. Really. Maybe the Gin Blossoms. At most.

We're all full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, if Shakespeare is right.
And he is.

captwillard
03-15-2010, 09:05 PM
Guided by Voices and Luna

robelinda2
03-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Gin Blossoms! Come on, they were great.

bug0711
03-15-2010, 10:29 PM
Supersuckers

radiohead625
03-15-2010, 10:32 PM
listening to deerhunter right now... THEY ARE SICK!

neville5000
03-15-2010, 11:53 PM
Someone said Blind Melon and I'll second that. Jellyfish too.

erplander
03-15-2010, 11:56 PM
Ozric Tentacles

Lution
03-16-2010, 12:15 AM
Failure

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bforest4
03-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Innocence Mission
Jonatha Brooke(The Story)
Remy Zero
Jellyfish
The Greys
Imperial Drag
Jason Faulkner

chinaski
03-16-2010, 01:15 AM
teenage fanclub

chinaski
03-16-2010, 01:18 AM
concrete blonde(bloodletting was released in '90....)

TubeStack
03-16-2010, 01:29 AM
concrete blonde(bloodletting was released in '90....)

They were great! Totally ahead of their time.

Hand of Doom
03-16-2010, 02:10 AM
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wstsidela
03-16-2010, 02:47 AM
Food for Feet
Eleven

enocaster
03-16-2010, 07:49 AM
HUM, especially their last album, Downward is Heavenward:

http://www.tunequest.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/downward-is-heavenward-2.jpg

Killcrop
03-16-2010, 08:03 AM
Big Head Todd
Huffamoose-Look up Speeding Bullet. Bad ass guitar on that one.
Big Sugar-The first album 500lbs is one of my favorite guitar albums ever.

ceweldon
03-16-2010, 08:10 AM
LemonHeads

panoramic
03-16-2010, 08:13 AM
Swervedriver

this is the answer, they got some radio play for their first record and then were completely abandoned by their record company. They put out some amazing records over the next 10 years or so that just go un-noticed.
Ejector Seat Reservation, Mezcal Head, actually all of them

Derwood
03-16-2010, 08:19 AM
Cracker
Catherine Wheel
Matthew Sweet
Orbit
Superdrag
Sebadoh

nnick
03-16-2010, 09:48 AM
Fluf
Barkmarket
The Most Secret Method
Jawbox
Drive Like Jehu
The Promise Ring
Knapsack
Firewater
Godflesh
Leatherface
Lungfish
New Sweet Breath
Refused
Seam
Texas is the Reason

joemilitello
03-16-2010, 10:15 AM
Cake

Sugar

Guided By Voices

Pavement (are they underrated?)

LesPaulMan
03-16-2010, 10:17 AM
Lots of good bands mentioned.

I'll go even further and mention albums:

Jellyfish: Spilt Milk
Sloan: Smeared
Sugar: Copper Blue
Luscious Jackson: In Search of Manny
Cracker: Kerosene Hat
Stone Roses: Second Coming
Stereo MC's: Connected

And lots of others. Funny thing is that most of the music I liked came out around '92-'94, a great time for music.

Tbone135
03-16-2010, 10:21 AM
The Spin Doctors!

And I guess King's X goes here too, though they had great releases in the 80's and the 00's.

panoramic
03-16-2010, 10:31 AM
most of the bands mentioned in here are not under-rated. I just saw cake play to like 10,000 people last year, hardly under-rated. Hum played festivals, they were on the radio everyday for like all of 1995. Luscious Jackson were on tv like 20 times and people still talk about them. Sloan are way huge in Canada and the midwest. Stone Roses, are you serious?
Sugar I can see, but still, it's Bob Mould, that guy is a seminal musician.
GBV are a cult band, so are Pavement, not under-rated but respected by their fanbase.
Lemonheads, absolutely not under-rated.
Teenage Fanclub, yes very under-rated for that era.

Rocco Siffredi
03-16-2010, 10:46 AM
Animal Bag

blood5150
03-16-2010, 11:11 AM
The Ocean Blue
Material Issue

Julia343
03-16-2010, 11:22 AM
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nnick
03-16-2010, 11:26 AM
Op4n0pGQ3F4

These guys were pretty big. Not underrated at all.

dverna
03-16-2010, 12:23 PM
The Verve
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panoramic
03-16-2010, 12:25 PM
The Verve
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Did you miss 1997?

captwillard
03-16-2010, 12:47 PM
most of the bands mentioned in here are not under-rated. I just saw cake play to like 10,000 people last year, hardly under-rated. Hum played festivals, they were on the radio everyday for like all of 1995. Luscious Jackson were on tv like 20 times and people still talk about them. Sloan are way huge in Canada and the midwest. Stone Roses, are you serious?
Sugar I can see, but still, it's Bob Mould, that guy is a seminal musician.
GBV are a cult band, so are Pavement, not under-rated but respected by their fanbase.
Lemonheads, absolutely not under-rated.
Teenage Fanclub, yes very under-rated for that era.

I think it depends on how you look at it. All bands have a fan base. Are you looking at music press ratings, U.S Populatiry, Album Sales, TGP forum props, ect.?

I look ai it as great bands that produce great albums, but don't enjoy mainstream success. If 9 out of 10 people haven't heard of a band or cant name an album or song, and the band is producing great work, that band may be under-rated.

dverna
03-16-2010, 01:52 PM
Did you miss 1997?



my point was that they were known solely for Bittersweet Symphony.... when their true genius is in their earlier work... as demonstrated in that video.

I didn't miss 1997, but you apparently missed this.

Dumo
03-16-2010, 02:06 PM
The Hellacopters. One of the best live bands of the past 15 years hands down. Could barely sell out a 500-capacity club at their peak in America. Much bigger in Europe.

skillet
03-16-2010, 02:28 PM
I don't know about underrated given their pedigree, but Mad Season was a great, if short-lived, band of the 90's. I still listen to 'Above' on a regular basis.

hk45acp
03-16-2010, 02:34 PM
More of a late 80's to early 90's band: Faith No More
Big Hit(s) yes, underrated? also yes

anxiousmofo
03-16-2010, 02:53 PM
Luna
Geraldine Fibbers
Palace Brothers

LesPaulMan
03-16-2010, 04:16 PM
most of the bands mentioned in here are not under-rated.
Luscious Jackson were on tv like 20 times and people still talk about them.
Sloan are way huge in Canada and the midwest.
Stone Roses, are you serious?
Sugar I can see, but still, it's Bob Mould, that guy is a seminal musician.


I mentioned the above, but included albums that were not huge here in the States.

Luscious Jackson had a good career, but most don't know the album "In Search of Manny".
Sloan (great band) might be huge in Canada and the Midwest... but that doesn't exactly make them huge. LOL
Stone Roses NEVER made it big in the USA. Yes, big in the UK, but they never had success like Oassis or even Blur.

Bob Mould was Sugar, but I know a bunch of Husker fans that never got into Sugar, hence, underrated.

Tenacious_ND
03-16-2010, 04:38 PM
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:bow:bowman or astroman!!!

Lost_Cause
03-16-2010, 04:39 PM
Screaming Trees
Mark Lanegan (solo)
School Of Fish (First album anyways)

Stone Roses rule but their greatest work is from 1989 and not underrated.

MudPies
03-16-2010, 04:40 PM
Infectous Grooves

Or were they late 80's?

hk45acp
03-16-2010, 04:48 PM
I saw Man or Astroman in concert once and one of their prop TVs (which are real and heavy) fell from the top of their set. . .right onto the drummer and he did NOT drop a beat. It had to have fallen from close to 20 feet above him! One of the most incredible "show must go on moments" I've ever witnessed.

Pencho
03-16-2010, 05:18 PM
collective soul
sweetwater

BlkMkt
03-16-2010, 06:08 PM
Masters of Reality

oldmanmetal
03-16-2010, 06:09 PM
Cracker.

j2b4o
03-16-2010, 06:20 PM
Sonic youth started in the 80's but got big in the 90's and IMO can never be apreciated enough. Pavement is also great. Whoever posted failure is right fantastic planet was a great album. Built to spill is great and still putting out records they do a great Cortez the killer. Mr.Bungle is out there but totally genius for the most part. Imperial teen is one of the best bands from that era and they are hardly known at all.

Steve_2020
03-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Hellecasters

maybe not underrated, but underheard, imo

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pmcqueen
03-16-2010, 06:54 PM
didn't read everything that's been posted, but:
- cowboy junkies (I think someone posted mazzy star. I feel like the cowboy junkies did exactly what mazzy star did, just a lot better. PERSONAL PREFERENCE, no flames plz. :))
- quasi
- air (I suppose they may have become more well known post-Virgin Suicides? I think that was a 2000 flick though)
- portishead (beth's voice gives me goosebumps every time)
- sneaker pimps (god knows how many times people have asked me "WHAT IS THIS?" while blasting Splinter --the album with chris singing)
- vast (touched was kind'a a hit I guess, but the rest of their stuff I almost never heard outside of my house. I believe he recorded the self-titled album 100% himself, that album kicked ass. the next album was subpar imho, but the first one was just too good to deny)

I dunno, I could go for hours. I'm a nineties boy.

Tenacious_ND
03-16-2010, 08:39 PM
I saw Man or Astroman in concert once and one of their prop TVs (which are real and heavy) fell from the top of their set. . .right onto the drummer and he did NOT drop a beat. It had to have fallen from close to 20 feet above him! One of the most incredible "show must go on moments" I've ever witnessed.

heh.. They toured with The Hentchmen as the opening act... well apparently the hentchmen decided to play a trick on the astroboys and slipped a pron vid into their VCR.. so in the middle of a song this pron video starts playing.. coco was embarrassed and put the TV face down.. :D

Route234
03-16-2010, 09:07 PM
Tin Machine

Zelja
03-16-2010, 09:38 PM
The first page of this thread reads like a list of my CD collection!

One band not mentioned & very underrated is Buffalo Tom.

I saw these guys after hearing the single below & came to their low key show when they toured Sydney. They knocked my socks off with their energy, attitude & songs.
They inspired me to take up the guitar again (which I hadn't picked up in 3 or 4 months) & got me into playing music seriously again (OK, that may have ruined my life but I don't hold it against them).

Not the official clip but it has better sound quality:

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captain_bob
03-17-2010, 01:52 AM
IMHO the Screaming Trees were the most underrated band of that era.
I would love to see them try and get back together again.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/bobcrisman/Misc/screamingtrees.jpg

hcole
03-17-2010, 09:58 AM
collective soul
sweetwater

Collective Soul has four multi-platinum albums. They were very appreciated in their hey-day.

the_rising
03-17-2010, 10:25 AM
Collective Soul has four multi-platinum albums. They were very appreciated in their hey-day.

This will probably get some laughs, but on that same note I was going to say Hootie & The Blowfish.

They had 3 multi-platinum albums from 94-99 but, obviously, they experienced a very ill-natured and extreme backlash.

Good band, well written pop-rock tunes, memorable voice, etc.

In other words their commerical success wasn't underrated but their quality as musicians and songwriters were.

Unfortunately radio simply killed them by over playing "Only Wanna Be With You." Had that not been a single, I think the remainder of their career would have played out quite differently...ie. "Cracked Rear View" wouldn't have sold a gazillion copies but the subsequent albums probably would have provided more on-going success. They're actually still "together" (just on hiatus) and play charity shows around Darius Rucker's country schedule.

Incidentally, their last studio album, "Looking for Lucky" is their best IMO.

dmb70
03-17-2010, 10:46 AM
The Donnas

TFC
03-17-2010, 11:01 AM
A second vote for Self. Subliminal Plastic Motives is one of my favorites. Just amazingly good rock/pop/whatever.

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muffinMan74
03-17-2010, 12:13 PM
err...how did we get to almost 80 posts in this specific thread topic with no mention yet of


KYUSS



ok, it's all right now...

+1 on Hum, Masters of Reality, Sunny Day Real Estate, Fishbone, Guided By Voices, Lush, Morphine, Elliott Smith...

weezy
03-17-2010, 12:26 PM
yes, Kyuss RULED!

I know STP is hardly under rated, but they were the absolute best all-around band of the 90's in my opinion.

Also, Sloan.

chinaski
03-18-2010, 01:54 PM
didn't read everything that's been posted, but:
- cowboy junkies (I think someone posted mazzy star. I feel like the cowboy junkies did exactly what mazzy star did, just a lot better. PERSONAL PREFERENCE, no flames plz. :))
- quasi
- air (I suppose they may have become more well known post-Virgin Suicides? I think that was a 2000 flick though)
- portishead (beth's voice gives me goosebumps every time)
- sneaker pimps (god knows how many times people have asked me "WHAT IS THIS?" while blasting Splinter --the album with chris singing)
- vast (touched was kind'a a hit I guess, but the rest of their stuff I almost never heard outside of my house. I believe he recorded the self-titled album 100% himself, that album kicked ass. the next album was subpar imho, but the first one was just too good to deny)

I dunno, I could go for hours. I'm a nineties boy.
cowboy junkies and mazzy star were VERY different.
not flaming you but...........:bong

chinaski
03-18-2010, 02:02 PM
there was a band in boston called the elevator drops who released a couple of records in '96 and '97.i think they had a(very)minor hit.they should have broken bigger,but didn't.great band.

pickaguitar
03-18-2010, 02:04 PM
The Everly Brothers

Jim Jones
03-18-2010, 02:24 PM
The Everly Brothers

Don't you mean Nelson? :)

http://www.thenelsonbrothers.com/photos/may92.jpg

jbird
03-18-2010, 02:37 PM
Did'nt read through the whole thread...But yes, Kyuss...Helmet...King's X...All my faves, which at the time, where I was, were flying under the radar!
Grant Lee Buffalo, another one!

notnac
05-12-2010, 12:47 AM
Supergrass
Teenage Fanclub
the Pixies

Matt Novak
05-12-2010, 06:05 AM
Electrasy

grungebob
05-12-2010, 06:30 AM
The sultans of ping!

B Money
05-12-2010, 06:58 AM
Quicksand - this band was so F*ing great and hardly anyone knows them
Urge Overkill - "Sister Havana" anyone? Hello?? Does it get any better than that?!
Afghan Whigs - nuff said
King's X - always underated, always better than 99% of the shit in any decade

reverber8
05-12-2010, 08:40 AM
dada
the refreshments

MBT74
05-12-2010, 09:08 AM
I'm going to post one for the Aussies.

You Am I - grossly underrated outside of their home country. Their first three albums are fantastic and if Tim Rogers had been born in the UK, he'd be worshipped in the same manner as Weller or Gallagher.

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JRC4558Dude
05-12-2010, 09:15 AM
Only saw one mention of these guys, so I'll say it again:

SLOWDIVE.

billfoma
05-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Brother Cane
Jellyfish
Matthew Sweet
Stir
The Nixons
Caroline's Spine
The Gufs
Athenaeum
Robbie Williams (HUGE in the UK, couldn't get arrested in the US)
Imperial Drag
Umajets

billfoma
05-12-2010, 10:10 AM
Brother Cane
Jellyfish
Matthew Sweet
Stir
The Nixons
Caroline's Spine
The Gufs
Athenaeum
Robbie Williams (HUGE in the UK, couldn't get arrested in the US)
Imperial Drag
Umajets

DonaldDemon
05-12-2010, 11:15 AM
I must reiterate some of my favorites that were lesser known:

Built To Spill
Modest Mouse
Jesus lizard
Mad Season
Refused
At The Drive-In
Man or Astroman?
The Tea Party
Kyuss
Mr. Bungle
Melvins

Hackubus
05-12-2010, 11:20 AM
FAILURE

razorbladeSD
05-12-2010, 11:24 AM
Curve

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Collide
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Obviously, I was in a different place in the 90's than most of you...

hot lava mike
05-12-2010, 11:38 AM
Paw- Dragline is still one of my favorite records.

I'll second Buffalo Tom as well.

echoSE7EN
05-12-2010, 11:51 AM
Quicksand - this band was so F*ing great and hardly anyone knows them
Urge Overkill - "Sister Havana" anyone? Hello?? Does it get any better than that?!
Afghan Whigs - nuff said
King's X - always underated, always better than 99% of the shit in any decade

Big +1s for the Whigs and Quicksand.

ronmail65
05-12-2010, 11:55 AM
Bang Tango
White Trash

Both bands are still around (but not the same lineup or talent).

Gnarlly
05-12-2010, 12:09 PM
Wow. Except for the initial grunge explosion which included a couple good bands like AIC and STP, I had forgotten how much the 90's sucked. Thanks everyone for reminding me.

Good thing I was still mostly listening to classic rock, 80's metal, and some 90's metal (ex. Sepultura, Pantera, White Zombie) during those years.

steveRB
05-12-2010, 12:25 PM
Marillion, their CDs in the 90's.....Afraid of Sunlight, Brave, and .com.

Probos
05-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Failure
Jesus Lizard
Morphine
Soul Coughing
Kyuss
King's X (technically not a 90's band but they recorded some great stuff during that decade)

geetarboy
05-12-2010, 01:13 PM
Urge Overkill
Swervedriver
Helmet
Lemonheads
Mathew Sweet
Sugar

Tag Intel
05-12-2010, 01:22 PM
Swervedriver
Skinny Puppy
Catherine Wheel

That is all for me. Hated the 80's. Loved the 70's and 60's. And fond of the 00's.

Tag Intel
05-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Only saw one mention of these guys, so I'll say it again:

SLOWDIVE.

Do you like Cocteau Twins? I found them to be similar.

dohootowl
05-12-2010, 01:25 PM
Hell yes! Forgot that one. I'll also add World Party and Travis.

World Party weren't really a band. It was more of a one-man show. Talented guy--Kurt Wallinger, right?

I'll add Tears for Fears. A lot of success in the 80's, but under the radar in the 90's yet still a great band under Roland Orzabal's direction.

dohootowl
05-12-2010, 01:28 PM
I must reiterate some of my favorites that were lesser known:

Built To Spill
Modest Mouse
Jesus lizard
Mad Season
Refused
At The Drive-In
Man or Astroman?
The Tea Party
Kyuss
Mr. Bungle
Melvins

Was there more than one release each for Mad Season and At The Drive Inn? I wouldn't call them much of a band. Mad Season was more of a project. ATDI was one and done, although the parts grew into something else.

dohootowl
05-12-2010, 01:30 PM
Failure
Jesus Lizard
Morphine
Soul Coughing
Kyuss
King's X (technically not a 90's band but they recorded some great stuff during that decade)

King's X is the most underated band of the 80's, 90's and 00's!! Saw them a few weeks ago and they killed!

ImmortalSix
05-12-2010, 01:35 PM
Toad The Wet Sprocket.

dark_rainbow
05-12-2010, 01:38 PM
Winger

bdegrande
05-12-2010, 02:35 PM
Sleater-Kinney is my favorite band of the last 30 years or so.

Also seconds for

Built To Spill
World Party
Gin Blossoms

I also really like Belly, although I don't know if underrated applies, they were briefly very popular.

Teleking
05-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Wow,

Teenage Fanclub should be on everyone's list. They had a run of 5 albums that were as great as anyone's. Fantastic band. Truly the most underrated band of the 90s.

Luna is also outstanding.

Paw is another cool band. Their second album was better than Dragline IMO.

Love Kyuss.

Lemonheads never get enough credit. Some truly fantastic songwriting and melodies.

Blind Melon, of course. Outstanding band. Such a shame.

Morphine.....fantastic

Promise Ring......outstanding.

Afghan Whigs....another great band and excellent vocalist/songwriter

The BoDeans.....another great band.

Smithereens----Another great band.

The Golden Boy
05-12-2010, 04:03 PM
This will probably get some laughs, but on that same note I was going to say Hootie & The Blowfish.

They had 3 multi-platinum albums from 94-99 but, obviously, they experienced a very ill-natured and extreme backlash.

Good band, well written pop-rock tunes, memorable voice, etc.

In other words their commerical success wasn't underrated but their quality as musicians and songwriters were.

Unfortunately radio simply killed them by over playing "Only Wanna Be With You." Had that not been a single, I think the remainder of their career would have played out quite differently...ie. "Cracked Rear View" wouldn't have sold a gazillion copies but the subsequent albums probably would have provided more on-going success. They're actually still "together" (just on hiatus) and play charity shows around Darius Rucker's country schedule.

Incidentally, their last studio album, "Looking for Lucky" is their best IMO.

I was watching some History Channel thing about the Persians, and King Darius.

So now I'm all picturing Darius Rucker leading the Persians to fight the Spartans...

DonaldDemon
05-12-2010, 08:08 PM
Was there more than one release each for Mad Season and At The Drive Inn? I wouldn't call them much of a band. Mad Season was more of a project. ATDI was one and done, although the parts grew into something else.

No ATDI had a few albums. In Casino, Out. Relationship of Command. Vaya.

Mad Season may have just been a one album thing.

DonaldDemon
05-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Damn, almost forgot two of my favorite bands of all time, SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE and FUGAZI!

sonvolt
05-12-2010, 09:04 PM
I'm gonna have to go Son Volt.

Polynitro
05-12-2010, 09:06 PM
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Das Prompte
05-19-2010, 12:21 PM
:dude

Also (probably already mentioned in this thread):

Hum
Jawbox
The Dismemberment Plan
Sunny Day Real Estate

Failure

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freedom's door
05-19-2010, 12:52 PM
King's X is the most underated band of the 80's, 90's and 00's!!

Hard to argue with this.

Also, Ozric Tentacles.

jjboogie
05-19-2010, 12:55 PM
I would seriously have to say Arrested Development. I am not an original member but in the 90's they were always underrated and the under dog.

They had to compete with gangsta rap constantly who hated them.

At an industry party a member of Iced T's crew cut off the power during their set well fortunately for them they still had live drums unlike the rest of the hip hop groups back then....they kept going and won the crowd over because they over came the obvious attempted sabotage!

Blanket Jackson
05-19-2010, 01:10 PM
Afghan Whigs ... without a doubt. Criminally under appreciated.

Brad Gregg
05-19-2010, 02:17 PM
Kind of astonished--8.5 pages, and only one mention of dada?!

GUITARFORCE
05-19-2010, 04:46 PM
The Deadlights

The Dwellers

The Kidney Thieves

Big Audio Dynamite

Downset

reverber8
05-20-2010, 11:10 AM
Kind of astonished--8.5 pages, and only one mention of dada?!

I was the original poster and gotta agree with you Brad Gregg. Why they aren't more popular is way beyond me. I almost feel like we're members of some kind of secret club. :huh

I've lost track of the number of people I've shared dada with and any time I find a copy of one of their CDs in a used music bin I always purchase it and wind up giving it to someone. When my local Tower Records closed I picked up several copies of "How to Be Found" for $1 each. Those are all long gone now.

Seriously, if you never heard this band or if the only thing you've heard is "Dizzkneeland" you owe it to yourself to check them out.

Go to http://dadatheband.com/ and listen to them on the Radio dada link or download a new track called “Rainbows, Butterflies and Hand Grenades" for FREE!!! Whaddaya got to lose?

lescaster
05-20-2010, 01:05 PM
The Wildhearts
Terrorvision
Therapy?
3 Colours Red
Kerbdog
skunk anansie
Rollins Band
Monster Magnet

sears
05-20-2010, 01:09 PM
60 ft dolls

talpa
10-25-2010, 05:02 PM
Lots of good bands mentioned.

I'll go even further and mention albums:

Jellyfish: Spilt Milk
Sloan: Smeared
Sugar: Copper Blue
Luscious Jackson: In Search of Manny
Cracker: Kerosene Hat
Stone Roses: Second Coming
Stereo MC's: Connected

And lots of others. Funny thing is that most of the music I liked came out around '92-'94, a great time for music.

in '92 i listened to Copper Blue until my head exploded...listening to it right now.

Sugar should have been huge.. i wish i had 1 molecule's worth of Mould's skills..legend is right. everyone on this thread should at least hear Copper Blue once and decide..sugar pops indeed.

sputniksavoy
10-25-2010, 09:39 PM
Buffalo Tom......ignored, overlooked, and underrated..... Great Band....

CharAznable
10-25-2010, 09:55 PM
Teenage Fanclub
The Grays
Hum
Gigolo Aunts

Blur is not really underrated, but their album Modern Life Is Rubbish certainly is. It's one of the GREATEST ALBUMS EVER.

towtruk7
10-25-2010, 10:13 PM
Most of my list is still putting out work, but their 90's stuff was all magical and very underrated.

Marcy Playground
Reverend Horton Heat (all the guitar guys on here and no one has any love for the Rev?)
Reel Big Fish
Less Than Jake
MXPX
NoFX
and my personal favorite - Nada Surf

Bleak
10-25-2010, 10:15 PM
The Tea Party will always get my vote.

Lution
10-25-2010, 10:24 PM
I love this thread!

White Cluster
10-25-2010, 10:48 PM
Belly
Shudder to Think
Mad Season
The Juliana Hatfield Three
The Sundays
Neutral Milk Hotel
Badlands
The Pharcyde
Tonic

foureyes
10-25-2010, 10:59 PM
Ride
Supergrass

BeauZooka
12-08-2010, 03:50 PM
Thread Revival!

Unwound
Geraldine Fibbers
Drive Like Jehu
The Jesus Lizard
Afghan Whigs
Swervedriver
American Music Club
Flop
Versus
Chavez
Sparklehorse
The Grifters
Heatmiser
Elliott Smith (OK, not so underrated)
Stereolab
Helium
The Dismemberment Plan (Reunion shows soon!)
Quasi

The Truck Guy
12-08-2010, 03:59 PM
I dont know if these were on a list or not, but...

dynamite hack
p.o.t.usa
local H
crash test dummies
POE
I have more, but they were more popular

Lava Lamp
12-08-2010, 05:19 PM
The Rembrandts

A-Bone
12-08-2010, 06:01 PM
Shudder to Think

mjh365
12-08-2010, 06:17 PM
Ive been trying to get back into the 90s music because I believe the 90s was one of the greatest periods in music and definately one of the most influential. What bands do you think were one-hit wonders or just plain forgotten that should have gotten more love and attention? Whos some of your favorite underrated 90s bands?:dude
Mary's Danish
Badlands
Thelonious Monster

LordMythology00s
12-08-2010, 06:29 PM
Hum most definately, very unique band.

sputniksavoy
12-08-2010, 07:56 PM
Hum most definately, very unique band.

I think she missed the train to mars........ She's outback counting stars.......

burningyen
12-08-2010, 08:22 PM
Shudder to Think:agree

PatrickMer10s
12-09-2010, 03:36 AM
The Grays (with members of Jellyfish)

paulscape
12-09-2010, 03:45 AM
Tea party
Tumbleweed
Atomic swing
Jon Spencer blues explosion
Screamfeeder
Stone roses

Soul Driver
12-09-2010, 03:55 AM
Paul Weller
Ocean Colour Scene
The Charlatans
Teenage Fanclub
PJ Harvey
Suede
Skunk Anansie

I'm sure I can think of others........

AmplifiedParts
12-09-2010, 09:38 AM
"Majestic 12" was underrated IMO.

winonatele
12-09-2010, 10:55 AM
Afghan Whigs ... without a doubt. Criminally under appreciated.

Yep. I'll add Superchunk if they weren't already mentioned.

A-Bone
12-09-2010, 11:02 AM
Yep. I'll add Superchunk if they weren't already mentioned.

Amen. One of my favorite bands of the 90s, in any event.

Ymir
12-09-2010, 11:11 AM
Haven't read all 10 pages of the thread but...

Ministry
School of Fish
Grant Lee Buffalo

mikelaw
12-09-2010, 02:17 PM
seven mary three
the refreshments
goldfinger

ericjohnschwab
12-09-2010, 02:34 PM
I don't know if Pennywise is "under-rated" but they didn't get the success that Green Day or The Offspring got. Pennywise is a fantastic punk/hard rock band.

Hovercraftpilot
12-09-2010, 04:00 PM
1997 was void year of music for me. I discovered bands that cut discs in 1997-98 and think where the hell was I?
Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Areoplane over the Sea
Dillinger Four (not Escpape Plan) : Midwestern Songs
Supergrass
Frank Black
Gandharvas

List goes on and on. I get to split now from work so list is cut short!