As we approach PopMatters' 20th anniversary this October, we are re-presenting some of our most popular features of all time. This list of the best "alternative" songs of the 1990s followed a year after our similar '80s list and was one of most popular series ever.
The first part includes songs from the Jesus and Mary Chain, New Order, the Church, Stereolab, Slowdive, and more.
The second segment includes Pavement, Suzanne Vega, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr., and more.
The third part presents tunes from Sonic Youth, Primal Scream, Garbage, Pixies, and more.
The fourth part features tracks from Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, My Bloody Valentine, and more.
The fifth and final part looks at singles from Portishead, Blur, Björk, R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, and more.
- The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 1: 100 - 81 ... ›
- The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 3 (60 - 41 ... ›
- The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 4 (40 - 21 ... ›
- The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 5 (20 - 1 ... ›
- The 10 Best Alternative Metal Singles of the 1990s - PopMatters ›