1990s Music Quiz: Test your knowledge of the various music genres and artists of the 1990s. Put yourself to the test!
The 1990s were peculiar in many ways, an entire generation was beginning to fear for its future and felt little understood by past generations, and this was expressed in music. The first half of the 1990s saw the birth of grunge, an alternative rock genre that originated in America and can be credited with an ascent almost as fast as its descent, which can be traced back to the untimely death of Kurt Cobain, leader of the genre's founding band. Nu metal in turn began to gain prominence. It is a hybrid music genre that mixes metal and other musical genres such as hip hop, industrial metal or funk. This sub-genre became especially popular in the West, where new bands such as Linkin Park were discovered at the beginning of the next century. At the same time, the last years of the 20th century saw the expansion of punk or pop punk, among which Green Day, Blink-182 and Offspring deserve a mention, which allowed the whole genre to have a new and more fruitful life. The 1990s therefore marked a clear division with the previous decade, which was also underlined with the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, thus making way for an alternative music that dealt with different themes and was no longer used to hiding drug abuse or addiction. It is no coincidence that many artists of the time met an untimely death due to their own excesses. An example? Whitney Houston, the beautiful singer who only in 1992 gave the public an unforgettable version of I Will Always Love You will be crushed by the constant use of various drugs within twenty years. These years are just that, living fast and dramatically, but really living.