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07/04/12 5:59 pm

Sometimes I like it depends

elyonia679
07/02/12 8:08 am

Coldplay is the best alternative band that ever lived!

valeriejo ramble on
06/30/12 3:28 pm

I miss the 90's. Rock music died with Kurt Cobain

Scrappy11 Virginia
06/29/12 11:35 am

90s had the best. Saw Everclear, Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, STP, Prick, PUSA, Type O Negative, Foo Fighters, Garbage, Black Sunday and many more. Today it seems alt rock is bubble gum or trying to find itself again.

rory82 Virginia
06/27/12 8:06 pm

This old alt rock, or new alt rock!

langlsd
06/27/12 12:51 pm

Best concert I ever went to was The Decemberists! Probably not really an indie band, but in my eyes close enough. I love seeing the up and coming bands at the local clubs.


06/27/12 8:09 am

@ cowboy agreed I wish this was the 90s

Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
06/27/12 7:54 am

The closest I get to alt rock that's in English is Evanescence. . .


06/27/12 1:53 am

I even wrote a 10 page essay in high school stating why mainstream pop music should be banned mainly for its comical effect.


06/27/12 1:50 am

Crystal Castles will blow your mind away.


06/27/12 1:49 am

I <3 indie music. Too bad the mainstreamers are starting to like it too.

BadBadger Georgia
06/27/12 12:20 am

Frankly, while much of the music is pretty good, the label "alternative" has become overused and abused to the point of having little meaning to me. Kind of like the label "racist."

valibella
06/26/12 11:07 pm

I think the name "alternative" used to have more meaning but now just represents the general sound of an awesome genre. You hipsters need to loosen up a bit.

Happy Hong Kong
06/26/12 11:04 pm

Is it really "alternative" when it's favored by the vas majority. Sounds more like a description of mainstream rock to me.


06/26/12 11:02 pm

<3 my chemical romance! ^.^

NotQuiteWhite Earth
06/26/12 10:31 pm

Linkin Park? 3 days grace? Do you people know what "alternative" means? More like Faith No More, NIN, or anything that is an ALTERNATIVE to what is mainstream.

bop
06/26/12 9:45 pm

linkin park, three days grace, shinedown.... yeah.

Gunfighter
06/26/12 9:30 pm

Adelitas Way is my favorite. Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Linkin Park are good too.

qwerter Its a trap
06/26/12 9:29 pm

The white stripes are considered alternative rock right?

PPartyFree
06/26/12 8:11 pm

Alternative is no longer a genre. 'Alternative' is now mainstream. Bands like NIN, Garbage, Nirvana, Alice, Pearl, Soundgarden, were Alternative until they and the sound became mainstream around 1990-91.

snafu Washington
06/26/12 8:05 pm

Love the alternative genre. I think Mumford and Sons are considered to be alternative rock so I love it.

smanpoint10
06/26/12 7:16 pm

Linking park is awesome!!! And living things came out today!!

FearToFall what is this for
06/26/12 6:34 pm

HNN. I love alternative rock. Most of what I listen to falls under this category, but usually more on the rock-ish side of it.
I looove Train, though.

Lazis
06/26/12 6:29 pm

Like? No darling I LOVE alternative. I have no idea what it is but I love it.

lmurder MDK
06/26/12 5:53 pm

@askdfl those poll is about people who like it. Not the bands coming out playing it...so yeah it's dying.


06/26/12 5:10 pm

I grew up in the 90's. So yes, I like!

elbow82 Veganland
06/26/12 4:48 pm

Honestly, I'm not really even sure what "alternative" means anymore, but I guess I like it overall. When I think of the genre, I think of bands like Nirvana that were popular in the 90's. Who is considered "alternative" now?

Lumineer
06/26/12 3:31 pm

It's pretty much my main genre.

mixhead Oregon
06/26/12 3:25 pm

Rock can get so diverse. Country and rap are stuck in a box.

nobodyspec
06/26/12 3:14 pm

Late 80s/ Early 90s alternative. The new stuff is total crap.

AKYF
06/26/12 3:06 pm

Lmurder- obviously not. Look at the results.

Tpallidum Los Angeles, CA
06/26/12 2:45 pm

RHCP (my fav although they pretty much do pop songs now :( ), Sublime, Nirvana, SOAD, those are alternative right? Newer bands i think i like are probably Rise Against, Muse, Cage the Elephant got some cool tunes... Not sure about genres. I just like what I like.


06/26/12 2:08 pm

If you count progressive rock as alternative, yes, particularly the German band Eloy which was audibly inspired by Pink Floyd.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/26/12 1:56 pm

Adult Alternative/Indie is my favorite style of music, but it's a pretty broad category that encompasses my all-time favorites and stuff I can't stand. Lou Reed/Blondie/Pixies influence - good; Nirvana/Pearl Jam/NIN - not so much. Love The Ting Tings, Social Distortion, and Bloodhound Gang.

honored
06/26/12 1:40 pm

Alternative rock (and rock), along with jazz, a little bit of rap and a little bit of pop makes up my musical taste.

affd
06/26/12 1:30 pm

@galen same here. We have 1 station that plays rock/metal. The rest is pop. Pop is easier to create though since 95% of the "artists" have other people writing their songs lol