The 1990s was an incredibly diverse decade. Music! The eclectic fashion sense (lack of)! Nickelodeon! We are not saying that the 1990s are better or worse than any other decade, but we do believe that the words and phrases that emerged from them deserve their proper place in the history books of American English.

The music of the 90s meant the search for new styles, for novelties in the music scene. Many bands tried to recover classic rock styles, and others took care of the creation, taking advantage of new technological resources. Among the new appearances in the music of the 90s were the records called "unplugged", where the best artists made music without using electric instruments.