Amy Steele’s Essential 90s Female-Fronted Alternative-Rock Bands A-Z

belly

Belly
From: Boston, Mass.
formed: 1991
The album: Star (1992)
The single: “Dusted”

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The Cardigans
From: Sweden
Formed: 1992
The album: First Band on the Moon (1996)
The single: “Lovefool”
website

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Curve
From: London, England
Formed: 1990
The album: Come Clean (1998)
The single: “Chinese Burn”
website

echobelly

Echobelly
From: Manchester, England
Formed: 1993
The album: Lustra (1997)
The single: “The World is Flat”
website

elastica

Elastica
From: London, England
Formed: 1992
The album: Elastica (1995)
The single: “Connection”

garbage

Garbage
From: 1994
Formed: Madison, Wisc.
The album: Garbage (1995)
The single: “Only Happy When It Rains”
website

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Hole
From: Los Angeles, Calif.
Formed: 1989
The album: Live Through This (1994)
The single: “Miss World”

ivy

Ivy
From: New York City
Formed: 1994
The album: Realistic (1995)
The single: “Get Enough”
website

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Letters to Cleo
From: Boston, Mass.
Formed: 1990
The album: Aurora Gory Alice (1994)
The single: “Here and Now”
website

Lush

Lush
From: London, England
Formed: 1988
The album: Lovelife (1996)
The single: “Hypocrite”

luscious jackson

Luscious Jackson
From: Manhattan
Formed: 1991
The album: Electric Honey (1999)
The single: “Ladyfingers”

mazzy star

Mazzy Star
From: Santa Monica, Calif.
Formed: 1989
The album: Among My Swan (1996)
The single: “Fade Into You”
website

Mistle+Thrush

Mistle Thrush
From: Boston, Mass.
Formed: 1993
The album: Silt (1995)
The single: “Flowereyed”
website

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No Doubt
From: Anaheim, Calif.
Formed: 1986
The album: Tragic Kingdom (1995)
The single: “Just a Girl”
website

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Portishead
From: Bristol, England
Formed: 1991
The album: Dummy (1994)
The single: “Sour Times”
website

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Siouxsie & the Banshees
From: London
Formed: 1976
The album: Superstitition (1991)
The single: “Kiss Them for Me”

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Stereolab
From: London
Formed: 1990
The album: Mars Audiac Quintet (1994)
The single: “Wow and Flutter”

sugarcubes

Sugarcubes
From: Iceland
Formed: 1986
The album: Stick Around for Joy (1991)
The single: “Hit”

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that dog
From: Los Angeles
Formed: 1991
the album: Retreat From the Sun (1997)
the single: “Never Say Never”

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Throwing Muses
From: Newport, RI
Formed: 1983
The album: University (1995)
The single: “Shimmer”
website

velocity girl

Velocity Girl
From: College Park, Maryland
Formed: 1989
The album: Simpatico! (1994)
The single: “Sorry Again”

–list compiled by Amy Steele, 2013

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