The '90s Alternative Rock Vocal Hook Supercut Is Here

Nirvana, No Doubt, Weezer, Garbage, Blur, Beck, Alanis, Pavement, Third Eye Blind, and more

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The '90s was famously a time for angsty, throaty vocals often laconically growled out ironically candied to sound something like pop. It was also a period with a whole lot of "doot-doot-doos, whoa-ohs, na-na-nas, and ooh-oohs" as CBC Music words it in the description for the clip above. The Canadian broadcaster's "'90s Alt-Rock Vocal Hook Supercut" compiles the repetitive, often wordless choral yelpings of nearly 40 of the biggest acts of the era (along with snippets of their respective music videos), and it's amazing. You'll find our 10 personal favorites below. After you're done, check out our list, "Blame Nirvana: The 40 Weirdest Post-Nevermind Major Label Albums." Via Rolling Stone.

  • Beck, "The New Pollution"
  • Garbage, "Queer"
  • Third Eye Blind, "Semi-Charmed Life"
  • Pavement, "Cut Your Hair" 
  • Weezer, "Undone — The Sweater Song"
  • Alanis Morissette, "You Oughta Know" 
  • Nirvana, "Lithium"
  • Blur, "Girls & Boys"
  • Counting Crows, "A Long December"
  • No Doubt, "Don't Speak"
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