Alternative rock

Alternative rock is a type of rock music that started between 1979-1981 and popular by the early 1990s rock is made up of various subgenres that have come out of the indie music scene since the 1980s, such as grunge, indie rock, Britpop, gothic rock, and indie pop.

These genres are sorted by their collective types of punk, which laid the groundwork for alternative music in the 1970s.[1]

Examples of alternative rock bands include R.E.M., Nirvana, Radiohead and Oasis.

Alternative Rock Media


  1. di Perna, Alan. "Brave Noise--The History of Alternative Rock Guitar". Guitar World. December 1995.