This is an intresting question to answer because alot of 90,s bands could warrent being called the biggest of the decade but which was the most consistant band through the 10 years? Nirvana cant be because Kurt Cobain killed himself in 1994. Metellica was also a huge band but they formed in the 80,s I want a pure 90,s band. Oasis also could had major success but the lack of American exposure sets them back to second position I believe because I know who the biggest band of the 90,s was.
Pearl Jam formed in 1991 and released there debut album just a couple of months later one of the best albums of the 90,s Ten. This album would out sell Nirvana,s Nevermind which was realeased a couple of months before Ten and changed the face of Rock out with the hair metal bands in with Grunge. Pearl Jam,s next album was released in 1993 which also was a massive success all through the 90,s Pearl Jam released high selling albums without fail making them the biggest band of the 90,s. They had the 90,s look and style they made great albums they toured throughout the 10 years and were even named by Rolling Stone magazine as the biggest band of the 90,s. I salute you Pearl Jam.
Living here in the UK I would have to say Oasis were probably the most popular here, unfortunately the 90's also gave us the Spice Girls...thanks for that!!!
Other popular bands were the Stereophonics( still going strong), Blur, REM, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Chillis, Suede and of course U2.
I agree with pearl jam, even if coban isnt killed by his wife pearl jam is much better.
Biggest band of the 1990's ? Worldwide ? easy U2. Sure Pearl Jam sold big in USA and Ten is a great album, but U2 dominated the 1990's with one of the greatest rock albums ever Achtung Baby. Apart from containing the classic One, which was voted the greatest song of all time by Q Magazine, the tour that went with it Zoo Tv remains one of the highest grossing rock tours in music history.
They followed that up with Zooropa and Popmart in the same decade. During the Popmart tour Oasis were support act for some of their shows in the USA and during the Zooropa tour Pearl Jam were support act for some of U2's shows.
Love them or loathe them folks the legends from Dublin have been the biggest act for the 80's, 90's and last year had the highest -grossing tour in the world.
Third Day founded by Mac Powell, Mark Lee and BIlly Wilkins in 1990 in Marietta Georgia. They are still going stong today. Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Sept. 2009.
Does the band have to have been formed in the 1990s or just be popular throughout the 1990s?
I totally agree with Pearl Jam and of course we will never know about Nirvana (but can give educated guesses that they would kick butt over any/all). Also love Radiohead.
I'm not going to argue on "biggest" but some that IMHO belong in the top 5 are:
And let's not forget Alice in Chains....
Definitely Pearl Jam. But two bands that I still hold dear to my heart today, Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead, were also huge in the 90s.
RadioHead are an excellent band, i always used to listen to the smashing pumpkins in the 90's, they were obviously not the biggest, but they did have and still do have a large cult following.
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