I also really like grunge/post grunge era alternative.
Live through this is one of my favourite albums of the 1990s. While Nirvana was the bigger band by far and has the definitive grunge album, with Nevermind, I felt Live through This captured the spirit of the era better than any other. I usually listen to it alongside Nirvana's In Utero. I also love Courtney, and I think many people get her so wrong. One of the things that attracts me to her is that she's wild, she's intelligent and broken, and one of the most bullied people by the media, and well, fuck the media.
Courtney Love, Patty Schemel (who was almost Dave Grohl/Drummer in Nirvana), Eric Erlandson, and Melissa Au Der Maur, to me is the best lineup.
The only Britpop act I could tolerate. I like this band, but otherwise, I remember a genre I otherwise can't stand (Elastica aside), and that's Britpop. Also the Bropop from the other side of the pond (not a real genre, I just made it up, but: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns N Roses, Dave Matthews). It's not that I'm against asshole bands, I like Duran Duran and a lot of their ilk from the New Wave era, and I understand Kurt Cobain, Joan Jett, and Siouxsie Sioux were a bit arsey. I just don't like the clean cut fancyboy bands (except the New Wave ones), give me a filthy grunge or disgusting punk band any day over that. But I'll keep my mouth shut from here out in the case I offend someone's taste, haha.
Jack off Jill is a great example of the goth influenced late 1990s alternative scene. I was never into the goth movement, but I really enjoyed some of the music. Goth wasn't a music genre though it was often shoehorned in that way by mags; but it wasn't. Goth bands did post-punk, industrial rock, and post-grunge mainly. From what I gather, their fashion icons were Dracula and Cleopatra.
Can't leave a girl alternative list in good conscience without giving a shout to the Babes. This is one of their most ear friendly songs, they're mainly into extraordinarily harsh and hard style art rock. Kat was a former bandmate and best Frienemy Courtney Love (seriously, I can never tell if they love or hate each other). Kat was also a good friend of Kurt Cobain. She is probably most famous for the babydoll grunge era look. Her feud with Courtney Love is detailed in the song Bruise Violet, basically she felt Courtney (who had been friends with her for about 10 years at this point) basically copied her style, it was kind of like a less-prolific Tupac vs. Biggie feud, except they made up like 28 times throughout the course of the early 90s until Kurt's death where they permanently patched it up. Courtney has autism and Kat is schizophrenic with bipolar disorder - damaged people make for good artists IMO.
I guess I have to put the two songs I cited somewhere.
Grunge era celebrities:
Done with my media spam.
Anyway, I love grunge.
I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.