March Music Madness: '90s edition

March Music Madness

Congrats to everyone who participated — especially those who picked Nirvana's Nevermind to take it all — and listened to this year's March Music Madness. Come back next year to see what fun we cook up for 2018!

View the bracket final bracket here.

  1. 0.
    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Radiohead - OK Computer: Match #64 - FINAL!

    Match #64 - FINAL!

    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Radiohead - OK Computer
    Voting closed
    Nirvana - Nevermind 54.8% Radiohead - OK Computer 45.2%
  2. 1.
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication vs. Pearl Jam - Ten: Match #63 - Third place

    Match #63 - Third place

    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication vs. Pearl Jam - Ten
    Voting closed
    Pearl Jam - Ten 60.3% Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 39.7%
  3. 2.
    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Radiohead - OK Computer: Match #62 - Semifinals

    Match #62 - Semifinals

    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Radiohead - OK Computer
    Voting closed
    Pearl Jam - Ten 49.5% Radiohead - OK Computer 50.5%
  4. 3.
    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication: Match #61 - Semifinals

    Match #61 - Semifinals

    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
    Voting closed
    Nirvana - Nevermind 65.2% Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 34.8%
  5. 4.
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape vs. Radiohead - OK Computer: Match #60 - Quarterfinals

    Match #60 - Quarterfinals

    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape vs. Radiohead - OK Computer
    Voting closed
    Radiohead - OK Computer 62.3%Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape 37.7%
  6. 5.
    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine: Match #59 - Quarterfinals

    Match #59 - Quarterfinals

    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Voting closed
    Pearl Jam - Ten 71.6%Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine 28.4%
  7. 6.
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication vs. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People: Match #58 - Quarterfinals

    Match #58 - Quarterfinals

    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication vs. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
    Voting closed
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 68.6%R.E.M. - Automatic for the People 31.4%
  8. 7.
    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Beck - Odelay: Match #57 - Quarterfinals

    Match #57 - Quarterfinals

    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Beck - Odelay
    Voting closed
    Nirvana - Nevermind 62.3%Beck - Odelay 37.7%
  9. 8.
    Blur - Parklife vs. Radiohead - OK Computer: Match #56

    Match #56

    Blur - Parklife vs. Radiohead - OK Computer
    Voting closed
    Blur - Parklife 35%Radiohead - OK Computer 65%
  10. 9.
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape: Match #55

    Match #55

    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill vs. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
    Voting closed
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill 44.1%Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape 55.9%
  11. 10.
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine vs. Tori Amos - Under the Pink: Match #54

    Match #54

    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine vs. Tori Amos - Under the Pink
    Voting closed
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine 71.1% Tori Amos - Under the Pink 28.9%
  12. 11.
    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Green Day - Dookie: Match #53

    Match #53

    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Green Day - Dookie
    Voting closed
    Pearl Jam - Ten 54.4%Green Day - Dookie 45.6%
  13. 12.
    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People vs. Weezer - Weezer (Blue album): Match #52

    Match #52

    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People vs. Weezer - Weezer (Blue album)
    Voting closed
    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People 60.4%Weezer - Weezer (Blue album) 39.6%
  14. 13.
    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet vs. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication: Match #51

    Match #51

    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet vs. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
    Voting closed
    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet 14.9%Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 85.1%
  15. 14.
    Lauryn Hill	- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill vs. Beck - Odelay: Match #50

    Match #50

    Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill vs. Beck - Odelay
    Voting closed
    Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 24.8%Beck - Odelay 75.2%
  16. 15.
    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?: Match #49

    Match #49

    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    Voting closed
    Nirvana - Nevermind 65.1%Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? 34.9%
  17. 16.
    A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory vs. Radiohead - OK Computer: Match #48

    Match #48

    A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory vs. Radiohead - OK Computer
    Voting closed
    A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory 31.8%Radiohead OK Computer 68.2%
  18. 17.
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream vs. Blur - Parklife: Match #47

    Match #47

    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream vs. Blur - Parklife
    Voting closed
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream 36.6%Blur - Parklife 63.4%
  19. 18.
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape vs. U2 - Achtung Baby: Match #46

    Match #46

    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape vs. U2 - Achtung Baby
    Voting closed
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape 51.6% U2 - Achtung Baby 48.4%
  20. 19.
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill vs. The Cranberries - No Need to Argue: Match #45

    Match #45

    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill vs. The Cranberries - No Need to Argue
    Voting closed
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill 66.4% The Cranberries - No Need to Argue 33.6%
  21. 20.
    Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine vs. Tori Amos - Under the Pink: Match #44

    Match #44

    Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine vs. Tori Amos - Under the Pink
    Voting closed
    Tori Amos - Under the Pink 64.6% Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine 35.4%
  22. 21.
    Bjork - Post vs. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine: Match #43

    Match #43

    Bjork - Post vs. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Voting closed
    Bjork - Post 40% Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine 60%
  23. 22.
    Depeche Mode - Violator vs. Green Day - Dookie: Match #42

    Match #42

    Depeche Mode - Violator vs. Green Day - Dookie
    Voting closed
    Depeche Mode - Violator 47.3% Green Day - Dookie 52.7%
  24. 23.
    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Ani DiFranco - Dilate: Match #41

    Match #41

    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. Ani DiFranco - Dilate
    Voting closed
    Pearl Jam - Ten 84.7% Ani DiFranco - Dilate 15.3%
  25. 24.
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral vs. Weezer (Blue album): Match #40

    Match #40

    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral vs. Weezer (Blue album)
    Voting closed
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral 48.5% Weezer - Weezer (Blue album) 51.5%
  26. 25.
    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People vs. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me: Match #39

    Match #39

    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People vs. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
    Voting closed
    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People 74.4% PJ Harvey - Rid of Me 25.6%
  27. 26.
    Fiona Apple - Tidal vs. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication: Match #38

    Match #38

    Fiona Apple - Tidal vs. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
    Voting closed
    Fiona Apple - Tidal 24% Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 76%
  28. 27.
    Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville vs. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet: Match #37

    Match #37

    Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville vs. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
    Voting closed
    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet 59.2% Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville 40.84%
  29. 28.
    Prince - Love Symbol Album vs. Beck - Odelay: Match #36

    Match #36

    Prince - Love Symbol Album vs. Beck - Odelay
    Voting closed
    Prince - The Love Symbol album 26.6% Beck - Odelay 73.4%
  30. 29.
    Lauryn Hill - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill vs. Pixies - Bossanova: Match #35

    Match #35

    Lauryn Hill - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill vs. Pixies - Bossanova
    Voting closed
    Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of... 57.2% Pixies - Bossanova 42.8%
  31. 30.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik vs. Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?: Match #34

    Match #34

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik vs. Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    Voting closed
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? 55.9% Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik 44.1%
  32. 31.
    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Wilco - AM: Match #33

    Match #33

    Nirvana - Nevermind vs. Wilco - AM
    Voting closed
    Nirvana - Nevermind 76.9% Wilco - AM 23.1%
  33. 32.
    Radiohead - OK Computer vs. Elliott Smith - XO: Match #32

    Match #32

    Radiohead - OK Computer vs. Elliott Smith - XO
    Voting closed
    Radiohead - OK Computer 61% Elliott Smith - Xo 39%
  34. 33.
    Moby - Play vs. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory: Match #31

    Match #31

    Moby - Play vs. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
    Voting closed
    Moby - Play 39.5% A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory 60.5%
  35. 34.
    Blur - Parklife vs. Sonic Youth - Goo: Match #30

    Match #30

    Blur - Parklife vs. Sonic Youth - Goo
    Voting closed
    Blur - Parklife 52.9% Sonic Youth - Goo 47.1%
  36. 35.
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream vs. Ween - Chocolate and Cheese: Match #29

    Match #29

    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream vs. Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
    Voting closed
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream 69.8% Ween - Chocolate and Cheese 30.2%
  37. 36.
    U2 - Achtung Baby vs. Babes in Toyland - Fontanelle: Match #28

    Match #28

    U2 - Achtung Baby vs. Babes in Toyland - Fontanelle
    Voting closed
    U2 - Achtung Baby 68.2% Babes in Toyland - Fontanelle 31.8%
  38. 37.
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape vs. Hole - Live Through This: Match #27

    Match #27

    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape vs. Hole - Live Through This
    Voting closed
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and Shape 71.7% Hole - Live Through This 28.3%
  39. 38.
    The Cranberries - No Need to Argue vs. The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall: Match #26

    Match #26

    The Cranberries - No Need to Argue vs. The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
    Voting closed
    Cranberries - No Need to Argue 62.3% Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall 37.7%
  40. 39.
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill vs. The Breeders - Last Splash: Match #25

    Match #25

    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill vs. The Breeders - Last Splash
    Voting closed
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill 66.4% Breeders - Last Splash 33.6%
  41. 40.
    Tori Amos - Under the Pink vs. Air - Moon Safari: Match #24

    Match #24

    Tori Amos - Under the Pink vs. Air - Moon Safari
    Voting closed
    Tori Amos - Under the Pink 75.7% Air - Moon Safari 24.3%
  42. 41.
    Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine vs. Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs: Match #23

    Match #23

    Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine vs. Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
    Voting closed
    Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine 51% Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs 49%
  43. 42.
    Jeff Buckley - Grace vs. Rage Against the Machine: Match #22

    Match #22

    Jeff Buckley - Grace vs. Rage Against the Machine
    Voting closed
    Jeff Buckley - Grace 46% Rage Against the Machine (Self-titled) 54%
  44. 43.
    Bjork - Post vs. Massive Attack - Mezzanine: Match #21

    Match #21

    Bjork - Post vs. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    Voting closed
    Bjork - Post 74.3% Massive Attack - Mezzanine 25.7%
  45. 44.
    Green Day - Dookie vs. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union: Match #20

    Match #20

    Green Day - Dookie vs. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union
    Voting closed
    Green Day - Dookie 68.2% Soul Asylum - Grave Dancer's Union 31.8%
  46. 45.
    Depeche Mode - Violator vs. Tom Waits - Bone Machine: Match #19

    Match #19

    Depeche Mode - Violator vs. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
    Voting closed
    Depeche Mode - Violator 61.4% Tom Waits - Bone Machine 38.6%
  47. 46.
    Garbage - Garbage vs. Ani DiFranco - Dilate: Match #18

    Match #18

    Garbage - Garbage vs. Ani DiFranco - Dilate
    Voting closed
    Ani DiFranco - Dilate 50.8% Garbage - Garbage 49.2%
  48. 47.
    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole: Match #17

    Match #17

    Pearl Jam - Ten vs. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
    Voting closed
    Pearl Jam - Ten 81.9% The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole 18.1%
  49. 48.
    Weezer - Blue Album vs. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual: Match #16

    Match #16

    Weezer - Blue Album vs. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
    Voting closed
    Weezer - (Blue Album) 69.2% Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual 30.8%
  50. 49.
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral vs. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: Match #15

    Match #15

    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral vs. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    Voting closed
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral 65.1% Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 34.9%
  51. 50.
    Match #14: P.J. Harvey - Rid of Me vs. Morphine - Cure for Pain

    P.J. Harvey - Rid of Me vs. Morphine - Cure for Pain

    Match #14
    Voting closed
    PJ Harvey - Rid of Me 56.8% Morphine - Cure for Pain 43.2%
  52. 51.
    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People vs. Nas - Illmatic: Match #13

    Match #13

    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People vs. Nas - Illmatic
    Voting closed
    R.E.M. - Automatic for the People 72.6% Nas - Illmatic 27.4%
  53. 52.
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication vs. Sleater Kinney - Call the Doctor: Match #12

    Match #12

    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication vs. Sleater Kinney - Call the Doctor
    Voting closed
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 73.8% Sleater Kinney - Call the Doctor 26.2%
  54. 53.
    Fiona Apple - Tidal vs. Erykah Badu - Baduizm: Match #11

    Match #11

    Fiona Apple - Tidal vs. Erykah Badu - Baduizm
    Voting open 3/21 2 - 2:30
    Fiona Apple - Tidal 78.1% Eryka Baduh - Baduizm 21.9%
  55. 54.
    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet vs. Outkast - Aquemini: Match #10

    Match #10

    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet vs. Outkast - Aquemini
    Voting closed
    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet 51.6% Outkast - Aquemini 48.4%
  56. 55.
    Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville vs. Portishead - Dummy: Match #9

    Match #9

    Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville vs. Portishead - Dummy
    Voting closed
    Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville 55.8% Portishead - Dummy 44.2%
  57. 56.
    Beck - Odelay vs. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister: Match #8

    Match #8

    Beck - Odelay vs. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    Voting closed
    Beck - Odelay 86.5% Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister 13.5%
  58. 57.
    Match #7 : Prince - Love Symbol vs. Buena Vista Social Club (self-titled)

    Prince - Love Symbol vs. Buena Vista Social Club (self-titled)

    Match #7
    Voting closed
    Prince - Love Symbol 68.4% Buena Vista Social Club 31.6%
  59. 58.
    Pixies - 'Bossanova' vs. Neutral Milk Hotel - 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea': Match #6

    Match #6

    Pixies - 'Bossanova' vs. Neutral Milk Hotel - 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea'
    Voting closed
    Pixies - Bossanova 52.5% Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 47.5%
  60. 59.
    Lauryn Hill - 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' vs. Fugees - 'The Score': Match #5

    Match #5

    Lauryn Hill - 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' vs. Fugees - 'The Score'
    Voting closed
    Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 56.9% Fugees - The Score 43.1%
  61. 60.
    Oasis - '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' vs. Lucinda Williams - 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road': Match #4

    Match #4

    Oasis - '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' vs. Lucinda Williams - 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road'
    Voting closed
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? 64.4% Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 35.6%
  62. 61.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik vs. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin: Match #3

    Match #3

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik vs. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    Voting closed
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik 54% The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin 46%
  63. 62.
    Wilco - 'AM' vs. Son Volt - 'Trace': Match #2

    Match #2

    Wilco - 'AM' vs. Son Volt - 'Trace'
    Voting closed
    Wilco - 'AM' 67.5% Son Volt - 'Trace' 32.5%
  64. 63.
    Nirvana, 'Nevermind' vs. Soul Coughing, 'Ruby Vroom': Match #1

    Match #1

    Nirvana, 'Nevermind' vs. Soul Coughing, 'Ruby Vroom'
    Voting closed
    Nirvana - 'Nevermind'
    72.2%
    Soul Coughing - 'Ruby Vroom'
    27.8%

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