Think I stopped at the debut with Silverchair. Don't think I even heard the 2nd album even though "Freak" was on that one. As a sucker for grunge, I dig their style even if their material generally isn't great.
The claymation music videos were often among my favorites- "I Stay Away" by Alice In Chains is another good one. Tool did a few of those too right?
Yeah "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" was pretty cool too. "Two Princes" has gotta be one of the most earwormy songs ever so I totally get why people who dislike it *really* dislike it.
Never listened to "Jagged Little Pill" (my sister used to bump it all the time though) but always had a soft spot for the hits even though Alanis's voice is goofy and the lyrics are often pretty embarrassing.
I actually just listened to Counting Crows' debut for the first time recently, partly because my gf is a huge fan. All very much in the same vein of "Mr. Jones" which is basically what I was expecting.
Heard The Cardigans' album and was surprised by how hard edged some of the songs were but many are cutesy like "Lovefool" and some are downright annoying.
Yeah the 4 Non Blondes song is objectively pretty dumb- basically campfire singalong bullshit- and her voice doesn't help.
My main reference point re: "Jump" is performing a dance to at at an art camp when I was a kid. We also did a performance of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and I got to play Maxwell and had a giant paper mache hammer covered in tinfoil.
I actually always kinda found No Doubt irritating- phone whiteboy ska was definitely not one of the 90's most endearing trends- but have a soft spot for the hits (another album my sister played nonstop).
Soul Asylum mostly just seemed to take themselves way to seriously and it was apparent from the beginning with "Runaway Train". Didn't know Weird Al parodied them- link?
Yeah "Down" is ok if stupid and repetitive but "Amber" is awful. "All Mixed Up" is ok too I guess.
"One of Us" mostly seems like a generic coffeehouse folk thing and I'm somewhat perplexed that it was a hit though I guess it's kinda catchy.
"La Vida Loca" accomplishes what it sets out to do- hype folks up and get them dancing- pretty successfully IMO.
I guess Rancid were more of a legit punk band than Green Day but they definitely seemed to benefit from the latter's popularity. Don't know any other songs of theirs.
The Tag Team is maybe the most boneheaded hip hop hit ever except for something like "Ice Ice Baby" but it's undeniably catchy.
In retrospect, Blues Traveler was a strange group which didn't really seem to fit into any 90's subgenres or musical trends. But yeah "Hook" is good and I also like the song they do at the end of "Kingpin".
Never heard "Celebrity Skin" the album but revisited "Live Through This" recently and it mostly holds up despite the fact that I basically still hate Courtney's voice.
"Smack My Bitch Up" gets its title from a Ultramagnetic MC's song- they returned the favor by featuring Kool Keith on "Diesel Power". The former song caused a controversy at the time and they defended it by claiming the phrase was slang for a DJ scratching or some bullshit like that.
"Detachable Penis" was one of those songs I heard about from a lot of friends until I actually listened to it. Pretty weird even for the time. Wonder what their other stuff is like.
Holy shit- never noticed that about the "3rd Stone" riff in "I'm Too Sexy" but you're absolutely right! And now I like the song even more!