Which '90s Alternative Chick Are You?

Mark Lichtenstein

Image: Channel 4

About This Quiz

The women of the 90s came in many shapes and sizes and attitudes. One such attitude was the alternative movement that came about because of rock and roll. Alternative music is a kind of rock music that came about in the '80s but was made extremely popular in the '90s. The word 'alternative' was used to distinguish itself from its parent. 

Because of its popularity in the 90s, many bands and singers decided to make the genre their own and among those performers were the likes of R.E.M, Violent Femmes, The Dream Syndicate and The Feelies. These bands were heavily responsible for moving this style of music from the underground to a broader audience. 

Now, it wasn't just bands who sung alternative songs; women found their place in the genre and struck gold when they realized just how receptive people were to their product. So which one of these women are you? 

Are you Courtney Love? Although she's most known for being with Kurt Cobain, her songs with the band Hole got lots of airplay on the radios. Or are you more like Liz Phair? While her music was more emotional, she did have an incredible run. Or maybe you're more like Bjork or PJ Harvey. The only way to find out for sure is to complete our quiz.

Are you famous in part because of your romantic partner?

How good is the longevity of your fame?

How evocative is your name?

Could your name be mistaken for either a man's or a woman's name?

Is your name common enough that anyone would have ever met someone with it?

What one word would you use to describe your visual style?

How prolific an artist are you?

Other than music, what is another medium in which you work?

Is your music usually dark?

Do people assume you are a dark person?

Are you actually a dark person?

What urban legend is there about you?

Are you now primarily in a different field?

Were you lucky in love?

Were you a flash in the pan?

Were you the muse of another great artist?

What city did you get your start in?

Are you an opening act or the main attraction these days?

What would you point to as a key element of your initial success?

How imitated are you?

Who among the world's current performers is like you now?

Did you ever go mainstream?

Regardless of how mainstream you went, did you stay more or less at that level?

Do you still shock anyone?

Does your ability to shock rest on your style or your substance?

Which style of painting is reminiscent of your musical style?

Are you anything like your stage persona?

Do you have much of a family life these days?

Where do you find beauty?

Where does your art live? In the music medium, or elsewhere?

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