Acclaimed Music - The 500 Most Recommended Artists of the '90s

The 500 Most Recommended Artists of the '90s


1 Nirvana
2 Radiohead
3 Oasis
4 Blur
5 R.E.M.
6 Beck
7 Massive Attack
8 Björk
9 Pavement
10 Pulp
11 PJ Harvey
12 Smashing Pumpkins
13 Primal Scream
14 The Chemical Brothers
15 Pearl Jam
16 Beastie Boys
17 U2
18 Portishead
19 Nick Cave
20 Dr. Dre
21 A Tribe Called Quest
22 Jeff Buckley
23 Manic Street Preachers
24 Aphex Twin
25 The Prodigy
26 Suede
27 The Verve
28 Red Hot Chili Peppers
29 My Bloody Valentine
30 Weezer
31 Elliott Smith
32 Madonna
33 The Notorious B.I.G.
34 Public Enemy
35 Rage Against the Machine
36 Belle and Sebastian
37 Hole
38 Nine Inch Nails
39 Wu-Tang Clan
40 Soundgarden
41 The Flaming Lips
42 Air
43 Underworld
44 Sonic Youth
45 TLC
46 Green Day
47 DJ Shadow
48 Daft Punk
49 Tricky
50 Pet Shop Boys
51 Bob Dylan
52 Moby
53 Supergrass
54 Lauryn Hill
55 Fatboy Slim
56 Foo Fighters
57 Neil Young
58 Metallica
59 Fugees
60 Wilco
61 Stereolab
62 Sinéad O'Connor
63 The Breeders
64 Happy Mondays
65 Spiritualized
66 Yo La Tengo
67 2Pac
68 Snoop Dogg
69 Depeche Mode
70 Liz Phair
71 Bonnie "Prince" Billy
72 Neutral Milk Hotel
73 Garbage
74 Teenage Fanclub
75 Guided by Voices
76 Pixies
77 Eminem
78 Sigur Rós
79 Alanis Morissette
80 The Orb
81 Nas
82 Elastica
83 Tortoise
84 Built to Spill
85 Tori Amos
86 Mercury Rev
87 Cypress Hill
88 OutKast
89 Super Furry Animals
90 Jay-Z
91 Basement Jaxx
92 Leftfield
93 Jane's Addiction
94 Tom Waits
95 Ice Cube
96 Orbital
97 Erykah Badu
98 Arrested Development
99 Guns N' Roses
100 Missy Elliott
101 Mary J. Blige
102 Sleater-Kinney
103 Tindersticks
104 Fugazi
105 Lucinda Williams
106 Slint
107 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
108 The KLF
109 The Magnetic Fields
110 Prince
111 Morrissey
112 The Lemonheads
113 Cornershop
114 Deee-Lite
115 Goldie
116 Saint Etienne
117 The Beta Band
118 Blumfeld
119 D'Angelo
120 The Afghan Whigs
121 Manu Chao
122 Janet Jackson
123 Eels
124 De La Soul
125 Mazzy Star
126 George Michael
127 Placebo
128 Marilyn Manson
129 Johnny Cash
130 Fiona Apple
131 Alice in Chains
132 Sugar
133 Gang Starr
134 Ash
135 LL Cool J
136 The Boo Radleys
137 Buena Vista Social Club
138 The Roots
139 The Charlatans
140 The Offspring
141 dEUS
142 The Black Crowes
143 Lenny Kravitz
144 Bruce Springsteen
145 Mogwai
146 Roni Size / Reprazent
147 Paul Weller
148 En Vogue
149 Billy Bragg
150 Everything But the Girl
151 Boards of Canada
152 Crowded House
153 The Jayhawks
154 Kelis
155 Talk Talk
156 Kyuss
157 New Order
158 Ride
159 Ol' Dirty Bastard
160 The Cardigans
161 Eric Clapton
162 Mos Def
163 Alain Bashung
164 Korn
165 Modest Mouse
166 Stereo MC's
167 Travis
168 k.d. Lang
169 The La's
170 The Pharcyde
171 Sebadoh
172 Sheryl Crow
173 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
174 Sepultura
175 Destiny's Child
176 Stardust
177 Raekwon
178 Mobb Deep
179 Lou Reed
180 Ministry
181 The Sundays
182 The Dismemberment Plan
183 Matthew Sweet
184 Coolio
185 Naughty by Nature
186 Tool
187 Spice Girls
188 LFO
189 Le Tigre
190 Cocteau Twins
191 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
192 Mariah Carey
193 The Cranberries
194 GZA/Genius
195 Autechre
196 Seal
197 L7
198 Blackstreet
199 Dr. Octagon
200 Britney Spears
201 Screaming Trees
202 Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth
203 Black Grape
204 Counting Crows
205 Elvis Costello
206 Ben Folds Five
207 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
208 Death in Vegas
209 No Doubt
210 Dinosaur Jr.
211 Busta Rhymes
212 Beth Orton
213 Digital Underground
214 Method Man
215 Warren G
216 Khaled
217 P.M. Dawn
218 Uncle Tupelo
219 House of Pain
220 The Cure
221 The Sabres of Paradise
222 Emmylou Harris
223 Pantera
224 Noir Désir
225 Bikini Kill
226 Refused
227 Frank Black
228 Geto Boys
229 New Radicals
230 Ali Farka Touré
231 Sarah McLachlan
232 Rancid
233 Scott Walker
234 Faith No More
235 Bonnie Raitt
236 Blink-182
237 Cassandra Wilson
238 Whitney Houston
239 Prefab Sprout
240 Jawbox
241 Derrick May
242 Macy Gray
243 Calexico
244 Edwyn Collins
245 Shania Twain
246 Urge Overkill
247 Aimee Mann
248 Temple of the Dog
249 Ice-T
250 Richard Thompson
251 Moloko
252 Cat Power
253 Electronic
254 UNKLE
255 Buju Banton
256 John Cale
257 Neneh Cherry
258 Therapy?
259 Los Lobos
260 Shelby Lynne
261 David Gray
262 Mr. Oizo
263 The Divine Comedy
264 The Stone Roses
265 Aaliyah
266 The Auteurs
267 Veruca Salt
268 Tocotronic
269 They Might Be Giants
270 Sublime
271 Low
272 Backstreet Boys
273 McAlmont and Butler
274 Shellac
275 Photek
276 Wyclef Jean
277 Brandy
278 Miossec
279 World Party
280 The Future Sound of London
281 Red House Painters
282 Sloan
283 A Guy Called Gerald
284 Propellerheads
285 Robbie Williams
286 Michael Jackson
287 Hanson
288 Body Count
289 Tom Petty
290 Badly Drawn Boy
291 Midnight Oil
292 Cesaria Evora
293 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
294 David Holmes
295 White Town
296 Santana
297 The Dandy Warhols
298 Dave Matthews Band
299 XTC
300 EMF
301 Stone Temple Pilots
302 The Jesus Lizard
303 Angelo Badalamenti
304 Jim O'Rourke
305 Garth Brooks
306 Soul Asylum
307 Helmet
308 Silver Jews
309 Sparklehorse
310 Sizzla
311 Sunny Day Real Estate
312 Mark Hollis
313 Herbert
314 Belly
315 Armand Van Helden
316 Black Dog Productions
317 Kristin Hersh
318 Shack
319 Blind Melon
320 Smash Mouth
321 Natalie Imbruglia
322 Grant Lee Buffalo
323 Jurassic 5
324 Maxwell
325 Soda Stereo
326 Salt 'n' Pepa
327 Archers of Loaf
328 Oval
329 Joey Beltram
330 Carl Craig
331 Take That
332 The Bucketheads
333 Sophie B. Hawkins
334 Steve Earle
335 Turbonegro
336 Sting
337 Gomez
338 Boyz II Men
339 L.V.
340 Boredoms
341 Chumbawamba
342 Cher
343 John Zorn
344 Simply Red
345 Element of Crime
346 Dawn Penn
347 Ricky Martin
348 James
349 Social Distortion
350 Robin S.
351 Buffalo Tom
352 Living Colour
353 Ani DiFranco
354 Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi
355 The Tragically Hip
356 Shaggy
357 Patti Smith
358 American Music Club
359 Anthrax
360 The Folk Implosion
361 The Olivia Tremor Control
362 Son Volt
363 Café Tacvba
364 The Artful Dodger
365 Queens of the Stone Age
366 Kriss Kross
367 Crystal Waters
368 All Saints
369 Young Disciples
370 Leila
371 Ry Cooder
372 Black Sheep
373 John Lydon
374 Ween
375 Deftones
376 Aterciopelados
377 Youssou N'Dour
378 US 3
379 Console
380 Dominique A.
381 Live
382 Azzido Da Bass
383 Mano Negra
384 Machine Head
385 Everclear
386 Duran Duran
387 Fito Páez
388 Josh Wink
389 Morphine
390 Brian Eno
391 Faithless
392 Global Communication
393 Slipknot
394 R. Kelly
395 Craig Mack
396 Isolée
397 Mouse on Mars
398 Inspiral Carpets
399 Robert Hood
400 Mark Morrison
401 Rufus Wainwright
402 Jeru the Damaja
403 Celine Dion
404 Enanitos Verdes
405 Digable Planets
406 Kylie Minogue
407 Luniz
408 The Wallflowers
409 Roy Davis Jr.
410 Molotov
411 The Farm
412 Lambchop
413 Plastilina Mosh
414 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
415 The Presidents of the United States of America
416 Primitive Radio Gods
417 MC Hammer
418 Chaka Demus & Pliers
419 Slowdive
420 Handsome Boy Modeling School
421 BabyBird
422 Rob Thomas
423 Los Rodriguez
424 Bell Biv Devoe
425 Juliana Hatfield Three
426 Gillian Welch
427 Flowered Up
428 Adamski
429 Leonard Cohen
430 La Ley
431 Divinyls
432 Semisonic
433 The Fall
434 Annie Lennox
435 Julian Cope
436 Basehead
437 Tom Cochrane
438 D.N.A.
439 Freedy Johnston
440 Alex Reece
441 Slayer
442 You Am I
443 Christina Aguilera
444 Sonny Sharrock
445 Jesus Jones
446 Betty Boo
447 Rocket from the Crypt
448 Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
449 Harvey Danger
450 Joan Osborne
451 Joe Henderson
452 Rob Doughan
453 Black Box
454 Embrace
455 Souls of Mischief
456 The Wedding Present
457 Sisqo
458 Positive K
459 Pharoahe Monch
460 Goo Goo Dolls
461 Company Flow
462 Superchunk
463 Black Star
464 I-F
465 Big Punisher
466 Aerosmith
467 Q-Tip
468 4 Hero
469 Bran Van 3000
470 The Little Rabbits
471 Len
472 System of a Down
473 Quad City DJ's
474 Butthole Surfers
475 Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
476 Jamiroquai
477 MJ Cole
478 The Soup Dragons
479 Shanice
480 Crash Test Dummies
481 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
482 Candi Staton
483 Kruder & Dorfmeister
484 Los Del Río
485 Mansun
486 Nightmares on Wax
487 Prince Paul
488 Alex Gopher
489 Kings of Convenience
490 Guru
491 Bill Callahan
492 Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
493 Pras
494 C+C Music Factory
495 Common
496 Dirty Three
497 Robert Wyatt
498 Das EFX
499 Babes in Toyland
500 Ghostface Killah