In its infancy, “alternative” was meant to be exactly that: an option that existed outside the mainstream. Today, the definition is looser—and it’s a good thing, too. Tangled post-punk, shimmering shoegaze, and cutting-edge indie all fit under the “alternative” banner. You’ll find the best of all of those worlds—and so much more—below.
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