Alternative rock

Alternative rock is a sizable group of rock subgenres that began to crystallize in the 1980s. It emerged primarily in the United States as a response to the over-sweetened, candy-colored sounds of the pop bands of the time. It was intended to be precisely the alternative to such music, with its non-commercial, guitar-driven sound and lack of concern for music quality.Read more

The origins of alternative rock can best be traced to punk music, a loud and noisy variety of rock, too, of course. Recipients and performers already a little tired of this style began to look for something different, departed from punk patterns. The result was a group of musical genres that later became the basis for alternative rock, and these were the following trends gothic rock, hardcore, new wave or post punk. The real beginning of alternative rock is associated with collage rock. In fact, it was an early name for the genre. Rock, as rock is, evolves more and more, and new styles, increasingly distant from punk, like noise rock, dream pop, shoegaze, are created. Forerunners of the style were groups such as U2 or R.E.M, but it was still a niche genre. It wasn't until the 1990s and bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam that the boom and popularity of alternative came. However, this was at the same time the end of the old alternative rock, the old performers became known as stars and the new ones were targeted and often created commercial productions.

Music videos and songs from "Alternative rock" genre (99)

Alanis Morissette - Ironic

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Release year: 1996
Added: 16 years ago

Ten years ago I didn't like Alanis Morrisette 's song Ironic and whenever they played it on TV I immediately changed the channel. Today I enjoy listening to this...

Avril Lavigne - Alice

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Release year: 2010
Added: 12 years ago

"Alice" is a single written and performed by Avril Lavigne. The song comes from the album "Almost Alice" for the 2010 film "Alice in Wonderland" directed by Tim...

Avril Lavigne - Complicated

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Release year: 2002
Added: 12 years ago

"Complicated" is the first single from Avril's 2002 debut album. The song is considered to be the artist's so-called signature song, the song with which she is...

Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending

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Release year: 2004
Added: 12 years ago

"My Happy Ending" is a single by Canadian singer Avril Lavigne. The song was written by the artist herself, and comes from her second album "Under My Skin" from...

Avril Lavigne - Nobody's Home

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Release year: 2004
Added: 12 years ago

"Nobody's Home" was written by Lavigne and her good friend Ben Moody, then guitarist and former leader of the band Evanescence. Listening to the song, one gets...

Azyl P. - Buty Czerwone

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Release year: 1986
Added: 10 years ago

We return to the music of the 80s and move to Polish music. Unfortunately, I have not been able to figure out from which year the featured song is Asylum P.- Shoes...

Azyl P. - Mała Maggie

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Release year: 1984
Added: 11 years ago

Azyl P. is a Polish rock band formed in 1982, consisting of Andrzej Siewierski, Leszek Żelichowski, Dariusz Grudzień and Marcin Grochowalski. One of the more popular...

Beck - Loser

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Release year: 1993
Added: year ago

The song "Loser" is a track by American musician Beck, which was produced by Carl Stephenson and Tom Rothrock. The song was released as the artist's second single...

Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love

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Release year: 1990
Added: 3 years ago

"Cradle of Love" is a rock song that was written by Billy Idol and David Warner for the artist's fourth studio album "Charmed Life" in 1990. It was the first single...

Billy Idol - White Wedding (Part 2)

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Release year: 1982
Added: 3 years ago

Billy Idol, or rather William Michael Albert Broad, is an uncommon figure. It's safe to say that the musician has always understood cultural trends and had an uncanny...

Blenders - Ciągnik

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Release year: 1996
Added: 11 years ago

Blenders is a music band counted among the Polish alternative scene. It began its activity in 1991 in Gdansk, Poland. The group's trademarks are hit compositions...

Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch

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Release year: 1999
Added: 11 years ago

"The Bad Touch" is a single by the American band Bloodhound Gang, which performs rock music, but with a touch of such styles as punk rock, hip hop and electronic...

Brygada Kryzys - Obudź Się

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Release year: 1982
Added: 11 years ago

Brygada Kryzys is a Polish music group that plays punk and new wave rock music. The song "Obudź Się" comes from their first live album "Brygada Kryzys" from 1982....

Brygada Kryzys - To Co Czujesz, To Co Wiesz

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Release year: 1982
Added: 10 years ago

Brygada Kryzys is a rock band that was founded in 1981 in Warsaw. The band suspended its activities several times. One of the group's first hits is the song To...

Chłopcy Z Placu Broni - Kiedy Już Będę Dobrym Człowiekiem

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Release year: 1990
Added: 10 years ago

Chłopcy Z Placu Broni is a Polish rock band founded in 1987 in Cracow, it was counted among the so-called "National Youth Scene". The leader of the group was Bogdan...

Chłopcy Z Placu Broni - Kocham Wolność

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Release year: 1990
Added: 9 years ago

We're going back to the Polish music of the 90's. A classic from the beginning of that period is the video by the band Chłopcy Z Placu Broni titled "I Love Freedom",...

Chylińska - Winna

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Release year: 2004
Added: 12 years ago

Winna is a song by the Polish rock band Chylińska, which was formed by Agnieszka Chylińska after the breakup of the band O.N.A. in which she was the vocalist. The...

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

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Release year: 1986
Added: 17 years ago

We begin our music video update with the 1980s hit. Piosenka Crowded House Don't Dream Is Over. The band ended in 1996, but they are reportedly recording a new...

Depeche Mode - Little 15

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Release year: 1988
Added: 12 years ago

"Little 15" is a Depeche Mode single, released on May 16, 1988, and the fourth single from the album Music for the Masses. The song was never intended to become...

Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You

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Release year: 1995
Added: 4 years ago

Edwyn Collins and his hit song "A Girl Like You" can win over rock, blues and pop fans alike. It is a perfect example of a hit song that shows that music connects....