I'd have to say Beck. He's one of the only people/groups I followed during that time and I still love his work today. There was some not so great stuff he put out like, A Western Harvest Field By Moonlight '94, and Golden Feelings '93, in the early 90's. There was also amazing albums, even thou I am sure not everyone will think so, like Odelay '96 and Midnite Vultures '99. Then some middle of the road albums like Mellow Gold '94, Mutations '98, and Stereopathetic Soul Manure '94. He's always been an originator, never one to follow in the shoes of others, and always staying a step ahead of the current music scene. I think that's why I started listening to him, he was different, and made music that he felt passionate about not to see how much money he could make on a single. Yes, a handful or more songs became very mainstream, Loser, Where It's At, Sexx Laws, Mixed Bizness, The New Pollution, Devil's Haircut, etc., and made him popular today because of them but there's so much better stuff within the album that is worth listening to. That's what I didn't like about albums in the 90's, two songs on a CD were moderate to good and the rest of the album was crap. I have always liked listening to Beck albums from start to finish. I really love the 60's so it's hard to feel great about 90's music too thou. A lot of great bands have been listed in the previous posts already that do deserve the credit, I just didn't like the era and what it had to offer. Pearl Jam, Radiohead, R.E.M., and on were all good, but Beck was on the top of the list for sure.