Alternative Music ranges from Rock, through Pop to Folk but as the name suggests, with an alternative twist
indie music
Coldplay, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Cure, Snow Patrol. Old classics include The Smiths, R.E.M., Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Pixies, Oasis
Oasis 'Wonderwall', The Killers 'Mr Brightside', Pixies 'Debaser'
R.E.M. 'Out Of Time', The Stone Roses 'The Stone Roses', Elbow 'Seldom Seen Kid'
Bombay Bicycle Club, Friendly Fires, The Vaccines, Mumford & Sons
Alternative music is also often called 'Indie' due to its independent labels origins but is now firmly mainstream
Alternative Music is truly global but has its roots in the UK and the US
Too cool for cats! Some is the most achingly hip music you can find, even the mainstream stuff is usually cool