Favorite obscure pop/rock tracks from the 1990s
July 2, 2008 1:31 PM Subscribe
Let's say you're putting together a mix of your favorite obscure
1990s pop/rock music. What are the top couple of tracks you'd be sure to include?
posted by iamisaid to media & arts (72 answers total) 59 users marked this as a favorite
I realize that "obscure" is a very subjective term, so as a point of reference, I would not consider Bjork or the Flaming Lips to be obscure. I would also disqualify any artist who received significant play on mainstream commercial radio, and any artist who might have been obscure during the 90s but has since gained wider appeal (see above, Sigur Ros, Of Montreal, Cat Power, etc) such that their back catalogs have probably already been explored by new fans.
I also realize that pop/rock is a very vague descriptor and intentionally so, but the point is that I'm not asking about rap, hip hop, country, r&b or techno. The overall point of my question is that I'm fairly sure I missed out on a lot of good 90s music in favor of more mainstream fare, and I hope to remedy that now. What are your favorite hidden gems?