Top alt tracks of 2002: The Strokes, White Stripes, Chili Peppers, the Hives, 311, and Flaming Lips
The birth of modern rock
The best '90s alternative music essentials! Tune in to the greatest alt-rock bands and the top so...
'90s Pop Alternative
Alternative pop songs that became mainstream hits
Alternative Rock Classics
Classic Alternative rock with a '90s-era focus
Alternative rock hits in a new century
Classic Alternative: The Grind
Classic alternative rock's edgier side
Bored with the USA? UK Rock, Pop, Electronic, and Classic underground
Classic Alternative 1994
Celebrating a watershed year in alternative rock
The Legacy of Riot Grrrl
Celebrating the underground feminist punk scene of the '90s plus acts inspired by the movement
Nu Metal/Post Grunge
Big, loud rock from Shinedown, Godsmack, Disturbed, and Five Finger Death Punch
Punk rock goes mainstream with Blink-182, Green Day, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, and more
Melding electronic, hip hop, and more, with Massive Attack, Portishead, and '90s 'Ninja Tuners'
'90s-based heavy alternative like Nirvana, Soundgarden, STP, Pearl Jam and more. Smells like flan...
'80s-based alternative and new wave that goes beyond the pop and fluff and gets to the stuff we r...
From Alternative to Zydeco and ABC to ZZ Top, it's genre-defying, decades-spanning eclecticism.
Classic Alternative 1985
Before grunge, THIS was Alternative Rock: R.E.M., the Smiths, New Order, and Kate Bush
Classic Alternative 2001
Weezer, Gorillaz, Coldplay, and Alien Ant Farm -- the top alternative rock of 2001
Classic Alternative 1992
Big releases from R.E.M., Alice in Chains, Beasties, Lemonheads, and the "Singles" soundtrack...
Rock and Alternative: 2005
Seether, Weezer, Shinedown, and Foo Fighters bring the best, the best, the best of 2005
Classic Alternative 1986
A year for classic albums like XTC's 'Skylarking,' Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead,' Depeche Mode's 'B...
New Wave & Modern Rock 1981
"Proto" alternative like Soft Cell, Bauhaus, Elvis Costello, Minor Threat, and early U2 and Duran...
Alternative Rock 1993
Nirvana, the Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, and Björk made '93 special
Alternative Rock 1999
It was the year of Everlast, Lit, Filter, Len, Hole, Moby, Korn, and Fatboy Slim
Rock and Alternative: 2003
It's all about White Stripes, Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age, Blink-182...
Rock and Alternative: 2004
Big breakouts from the Killers, Modest Mouse, Jet, Interpol, and Death Cab