As if! The 90s never left. The 1990s produced its share of slang (“as if!”), scandals (Monica Lewinsky), and fashion (plaid ad nauseum). But perhaps the most indelible aspect of 90s pop-culture was its music. From boy bands to grunge, the 90s was, some argue, the best decade for music ever. Lucky for fans, bands of the era, including No Doubt, are once again releasing new tracks. Here a pictorial guide to the reunited groups then and now:
While California ska-punk band No Doubt made little impact with their first album, their second, Tragic Kingdom, and hits like “Don’t Speak” positioned them as the go-to dance party band of the decade. Unfortunately, follow-up albums fell flat and in 2004 Gwen Stefani went solo. For first time in 11 years, the band has reunited with a new album and a punchy single “Settle Down” that is “classic No Doubt.”
The Backstreet Boys
“Backstreet’s back…” Who knew those lyrics from the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody” would be so prescient? The boy band rose to fame in 1996 with sappy, soaring hits like “Quit Playing Games (with My Heart).” After one member left a decade later, the group fizzled. For the first time since 2006, all five members of the not-so boyish band have reunited for new album and an Aug. 31 concert.
Six more Clinton-era groups vying for a millennial comeback:
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