Alternative rock VideosAlternative rock (also called alt-rock) is a genre of rock music that refers specifically to the punk/new wave-rooted style that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the early-mid 1990s. The term "alternative" was coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired bands on independent record labels that did not fit into the mainstream genres of the time. As a musical genre, alternative rock consists of various subgenres that have emerged from the independent music scene since the 1980s, such as grunge, Britrock, gothic rock, Grebo/Crusty and indie rock. These genres are unified by their collective debt to the style and/or ethos of punk, which laid the groundwork for alternative music in the 1970s.
Though the genre is considered to be rock, some of its subgenres are influenced by folk music, reggae, electronic music and jazz among other genres. At times alternative rock has been used as a catch-all phrase for rock music from underground artists in the 1980s, all music descended from punk rock (including punk itself, New Wave, and post-punk), and, ironically, for mainstream rock music in general in the 1990s and 2000s.
While a few artists like R.E.M. and The Cure achieved commercial success and mainstream critical recognition, many alternative rock artists during the 1980s were cult acts that recorded on independent labels and received their exposure through college radio airplay and word-of-mouth. With the breakthrough of Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the early 1990s, alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became commercially successful.
Muse, Placebo, The Smashing Pumpkins, 30 Seconds to Mars, Incubus, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, A Perfect Circle, Faith No More, Angels & Airwaves, Flyleaf, Guano Apes, Chevelle, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red, Sick Puppies, Blue October, Jane's Addiction, Scars on Broadway, Crossfade, Cold, 10 Years, Finger Eleven, 12 Stones.
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- 30 Seconds to Mars
- Three Days Grace
- Breaking Benjamin
- A Perfect Circle
- Faith No More
- Angels & Airwaves
- Guano Apes
- Thousand Foot Krutch
- Sick Puppies
- Blue October
- Jane's Addiction
- Scars on Broadway
- 10 Years
- Finger Eleven
- 12 Stones
This Is War, Phobia, The 2nd Law, Living Things, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, Dreaming Out Loud, eMOTIVe, When the World Comes Down, We Are Not Alone, Surfer Rosa, Dear Agony, Scars On Broadway, Daisy, The Paramour Sessions, That's The Spirit, Love Lust Faith + Dreams, Saturate, I-Empire, Crossfade, Anthology, Metamorphosis, Lifehouse, High Violet (Expanded Edition).
This Is Warhttps://sonichits.com/album/30_Seconds_to_Mars/This_Is_War https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/2672eb1186b843e4a25964c2c2f4bd0f.png
30 Seconds to Mars
The 2nd Lawhttps://sonichits.com/album/Muse/The_2nd_Law https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/0263c196b215cc6ee4016ddd75b1af2c.png
Living Thingshttps://sonichits.com/album/Linkin_Park/Living_Things https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/d7b3c9167c8743ffb97902b7d9d0b7ef.png
Three Days Gracehttps://sonichits.com/album/Three_Days_Grace/Three_Days_Grace https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/9197b3700fa82dba697c15055dd79ac5.png
Three Days Grace
Dreaming Out Loudhttps://sonichits.com/album/OneRepublic/Dreaming_Out_Loud https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/51bb57e995434f87b305d2584319648b.png
A Perfect Circle
When the World Comes Downhttps://sonichits.com/album/The_All-American_Rejects/When_the_World_Comes_Down https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/7183668dda55477fafa2c1ce4411c241.png
The All-American Rejects
We Are Not Alonehttps://sonichits.com/album/Breaking_Benjamin/We_Are_Not_Alone https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/02e810655d4a4337c3b2699dddae1edc.png
Surfer Rosahttps://sonichits.com/album/Pixies/Surfer_Rosa https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/94de1db7486d4761c715a96890cccc82.png
Dear Agonyhttps://sonichits.com/album/Breaking_Benjamin/Dear_Agony https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/6d164685184441fdc151007b115e52f4.png
Scars On Broadwayhttps://sonichits.com/album/Scars_on_Broadway/Scars_On_Broadway https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/f3cd053e46aa446f942482cb410c7e11.png
Scars on Broadway
The Paramour Sessionshttps://sonichits.com/album/Papa_Roach/The_Paramour_Sessions https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/cb79905f3f7f131faf7bd08f5f782e63.png
That's The Spirithttps://sonichits.com/album/Bring_Me_the_Horizon/That%27s_The_Spirit https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/f2fb2105c61cf06a813503def48adeb4.png
Bring Me the Horizon
Love Lust Faith + Dreamshttps://sonichits.com/album/30_Seconds_to_Mars/Love_Lust_Faith_%2B_Dreams https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/ae2a43a6168a40f3960831655c708465.png
30 Seconds to Mars
Angels & Airwaves
Alien Ant Farm
High Violet (Expanded Edition)https://sonichits.com/album/The_National/High_Violet_%28Expanded_Edition%29 https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/247e564a9fa448679fd074b280c17b9c.png
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Mr. Brightside, Wonderwall, Come as You Are, Take Me Out, Clocks, Somebody Told Me, Viva la Vida, Karma Police, Creep, The Scientist, Californication, Yellow, Fix You, Under the Bridge, Song 2, Chop Suey!, Sex on Fire, Seven Nation Army, Lithium, Feel Good Inc., Chasing Cars, Supermassive Black Hole, Scar Tissue, Starlight, When You Were Young, Use Somebody, Otherside, Paranoid Android, In the End.