'90s alternative rock is the best kind of rock out there. The epitome of this is acts like The Beastie Boys and The Offspring, and of course The Smashing Pumpkins.
There's a lot of hilarious personality and behaviour in this group. Albums like Gish, Siamese Dream, and Mellon Collie are fantastic. I can't listen to 1979 without getting shudders of nostalgia for the 1990s (funny how that works). The reason the original group broke up, of course, is because everyone in the band was addicted to heroin -- but that didn't stop them from still owning whenever they were together. Take this video from Brazil, for instance:
D'arcy is strung out of her mind, and Billy can't even wrap his head around that piano solo the guy from the other band plays. The look on his face is basically "cool thanks I guess". What a great group.
Oh, and they had a really cool guest spot on The Simpsons back when that was good too.