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Alternative pop/rock refers to artists that are rooted in the style, sound and/or ethos of punk rock. It is essentially a continuation of the post-punk and new wave genres of the early 80's only even more fractured and diverse. The first wave of alternative rock included jangle pop, grunge, noise rock, and some of the more eclectic punk and hardcore bands. Most alternative rock bands in this wave were largely underground although some became cult hits(Pixies, The… read more

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  • Avatar for TheGeoKing
    NEW indie MUSIC APRIL 8TH, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ1VjY2ScEI
  • Avatar for ExtremeLila66
    what? everything is alternative? [4] I grew up in the 80s, and wouldn't dream of tagging Björk's "Like Someone in Love" as "alternative" --which is what was scrobbled my way after choosing this tag! Lots of wtf-ery going on here...
  • Avatar for IgIanBarrett
    what? everything is alternative? [3]
  • Avatar for asilentfire
    WHATS THE ALTERNATIVE!??!?!?
  • Avatar for VoompExplodie
    I don't get it, where's the alternative? Damn this new last.fm predicament!
  • Avatar for arcticweezer
    what? everything is alternative? [2] EXACTLY.
  • Avatar for daftrol
    what? everything is alternative?
  • Avatar for trad-goth
    Every artist, Band, Rapper, Musician are all alternative as they are all alternative to someone else. The Cure are an alternative to Slayer, Eminem is an alternative to One Direction, Bauhaus is an alternative to Otis Reading, Slipknot are an alternative to Pink, Kanye is an alternative to OMD, Buddy Holly is an alternative to Kraftwerk, Robbie Williams is an alternative to The Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne is an alternative to David bowie, Slade are an alternative to Greenday and so fourth. This tag is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard. :P
  • Avatar for Retro_Saiyan
    The people who use this tag should be thrown off Tacoma Narrows Bridge #2. No, make that Tacoma Narrows Bridge #3, #2 is too nice for them.
  • Avatar for Borealiscape
    It is delight to announce Autharktos´ brand new issue Hellanschauung is out now. It continues to trudge across the landscapes of psycho-acoustic, drone, experimental electronic, noise, ambient, found sound, sound-art, glitched-out seeds, improvised music and many more compartments. These sounds are permeated with "errors", "dysfunctional" elements as flipsides of the artist`s playfulness and irony. As with previous albums so far the release can be downloaded at following sites: https://archive.org/details/AutharktosHellanschauung2015RecentMusicHeroes http://www.mediafire.com/download/6fyovxlrl5880xv/Autharktos+-+Hellanschauung+%282015%2C+Recent+Music+Heroes%29.zip

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