Best alternative rock according to redditors

We found 1,701 Reddit comments discussing the best alternative rock. We ranked the 1,392 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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British alternative rock
Goth & industrial rock
Hardcore & punk rock
Indie & lo-fi rock
New wave & post-ounk rock
Singer-songwriters alternative rock
Ska music

Top Reddit comments about Alternative Rock:

u/danburbul · 69 pointsr/AskReddit

With no hints to your tastes, here's a quick selection of some of my favorite albums with some basic descriptions. Please let me know if you listen to . like any of them.

Juno - This Is The Way It Goes and Goes
A totally underrated and unheralded Seattle band. Now defunct, they released two albums and a handful of singles, you could call them indie and most closely relate them perhaps to My Bloody Valentine. They create, what my friend called, walls of sound with four guitars all layered together. This is the band I love that no one knows about.

[DJ Shadow - Endtroducing] (
Essential, this album defined the "trip hop" genre (think rap music without the rap) and is a Guinness world record holder for the first album created entirely from samples.

[Radiohead - Kid A] (
A classic.

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
An underlooked "backpack" rap album. CanOx is also now defunct but this album is a spectacular alternative rap album.

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
My favorite album of 2011 2010, Flying Lotus is trippy electronic music, I feel like this album is so next level we won't even appreciate it for a few years.

The Fucking Champs - IV
The band with the awesome name, The Fucking Champs are (mostly) instrumental prog metal with custom made 9 string guitars.

The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
What if Bruce Springsteen made music for late twenty something party kids?

J Dilla - Donuts
Essential. Dilla is the producer's producer, this is a beat tape, 30 some odd snippets of beats and ideas.

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
LCD just broke up but their last album is, imo, their best. Percussion driven indie rock meets techno.

Lil' Wayne - Dedication 2
Say what you want about Lil' Wayne, Dedication 2 is the best thing he's ever done. This Wayne was untouchable.

Madvillain - Madvillainy
A rap album for the heads, this was two super powers coming together and is filled with so much imagination it sell makes my head explode.

Mogwai - Come on Die Young
Post-rock. A powerful moody record.

Say Anything - In Defense of the Genre
Punk is dead but Say Anything's 'In Defense of the Genre' is a spectacular eulogy.

My favorite album of the last ten years. It's dark, sparse, perfect rock.

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
A whole album made about Illinois and it works.

Burial - Untrue
Deep dark drum and bass (dubstep, not Skrillex dubstep). When it's late and you're walking the empty streets home a little drunk this is the album you want to listen to.

(edited for slightly better formatting)

u/Pro_Ice · 23 pointsr/radiohead

This was also the date back catalog transferred to XL is supposed to return online (according to Amazon).

u/Sye024 · 10 pointsr/radiohead

I'm really hoping that it's only physical. The digital re-release of In Rainbows is still May 6th.

u/TheBrownDandy · 9 pointsr/radiohead

Not sure if that maybe has some slight connection to what's happening right now. Here's a link to In Rainbows:

u/raddit-bot · 8 pointsr/listentothis

| | |
|about artist|PHOX is from Baraboo, WI which is a place where kids often drink poison and become endowed mutants. This particular half dozen is blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music. (more on|
|album|Slow Motion, released Apr 2014|
|track|Slow Motion|
|images|album image, artist image|
|links|official homepage, mp3 on amazon|
|tags|ambient, obscure, downtempo, triphop, folk, nappop|
|similar|Allman Brown, Demitasse, Ex Hex, The Jones Family Singers, Widower|
|metrics|lastfm listeners: 5,037, lastfm plays: 50,759, soundcloud plays: 5,652, score: 6.5|

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u/EvenJesusGotDrunk · 7 pointsr/Music

I went to see what they're selling it as:

It's under alternative rock.

Google play has it under Alternative/Indie

u/DyingWolf · 7 pointsr/metalgearsolid

Its called Sitting in the Fire

Here is the link on amazon

[And here is a link to a song he sang] (

u/Floowey · 5 pointsr/southpark

Actually he has release some original albums, like this one!

u/margalicious · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


sweaty sweat sweat

sweatin' like a sweat machineeee

if I win, I'd like to sweat to this hella tight album.

u/bunnysoup · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pugs are awesome!

Thank you for the contest!

u/hikemhigh · 3 pointsr/listentothis
u/mmmmbeeer · 3 pointsr/Music
u/PaganPirate · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I had no idea how much re-writing has been done recently to the rules! WOW.

  2. That it has to be six months before you can do a re-intro post.

    2.5. That my connection SUCKS today but Bleu is so amazingly awesome that I don't care bceause I can hear her sweet voice - even though it's quivery to me. (And I laughed out loud at "Do I hear a train coming - choo chooo?" in the reporting video!)

  3. That you can only have 3 open contests at once. I have broken that rule before - but I promise to never do it again. Unless I forget. (Just kidding - geesh.)

u/iovulca · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I [photoshopped] ( Born to Die by [Lana Del Rey.] (

I'm so skilled. I just enjoy her music and this album. It hurts my heart and makes me feel things.

Also, hi. I like you and all your contests. <3

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


oh man have fun in nyc. i've never been but it's on my bucket list. do lots of big-appley things!

u/Jenwith1N · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would very much love this one if chosen. :)

I know usually everyone picks tropical far away places for dream vacations. I just want to go to Salem MA. My best friend moved there 4-5 years ago and I haven't seen her since. We keep trying to make plans to fly to each other, but something always comes up. So much is happening in her and her daughter's life right now and I hate missing it. We talk on the phone and internet when we can, but she's a single mom and works super long hours at two different jobs so normally we get 5 minutes on her walk to work. Boo.. We'll get together one of these days. My fiance actually mentioned that maybe next summer we could take a trip and either meet her somewhere she could get to or go to Boston and spend time with her too. :)

Thanks for the contest! <3 Airplane!

u/suckinonmytitties · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Today I got my CPR/AED certification through the American Heart Association! Here is my MP3 thanks

Congrats on passing your exam!

u/makenoapologies · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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  • Wow so many to choose from!! My "favorite" changes with my mood, so with that caveat, my current "favorite" is Kelly Family's "I Can't Help Myself". Without going into too many details, hubby and I have been through some REALLY tough times recently and I've been feeling alone, overwhelmed, depressed and hopeless the last few weeks, culminating in a complete breakdown last week and a short stay in a "special care" unit at the hospital and he knows I identify very much with song lyrics and dedicated this song to me. It really meant a lot.
  • francais (We don't have to do the special "c" character for purposes of the raffler, do we? If so, how do you do that??)

    Thank you for the contest!
u/saraht0ga · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you don't have it, you need the album Heartthrob by Tegan and Sara. Beautiful music? Pretty twin ladies? Fun pop style? I just love them so much.

And I don't mind if I win or not, I just really love sharing this album. Here's a music video to preview their style if you haven't heard them before!

Edit: AND CONGRATULATIONS! I know I said so on IRC already but you are a strong lady whom I admire greatly for doing what you've done. I can barely function with my one niece here, and I get to give her back when I'm done playing!

u/FredWampy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Thanks for the contest!

Happy music anniversary, kalanz!

u/Team_Realtree · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/cbb002 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



u/BeckyBuckeye · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want Tegan and Sara

u/LPfor3v3r · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


I've just now discovered this song, and it's not half bad.

u/itsalrightt · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


  • Well, Haim is one of my favorites right now. I love this whole album. Lots of fun tunes to dance to, and play really loudly in your car. Fleetwood Mac-ish indie pop. This is also their debut album.

  • Lorde dropped her debut album, and it took me a while, but I'm really digging the music. 400 Lux, White Teeth Teens, and Buzzcut Season are a few of my favorites. She grew up with her mother reading poetry to her, so that's how she ended up making her own music. Plus, she is only 16. Bravado is a good song that is not on the album.

  • Little Games by The Colorist is a fun little song. I enjoy playing this song from this new band.

  • Hot Knife by Fiona Apple, because it's Fiona Apple. Strange little tune, but it's catchy and fun. Fiona sounds awesome in her vocals.

  • Fireshrine by Purity Ring is a really strange, but interesting electronic song.

    I have a pattern for unusual music choices, but I find they are some times the best treasures.

  • Siberia and it's Acoustic version are my favorite Lights albums. Her first album was pretty good, too, but I enjoy the acoustics from Siberia.

    I'm sure I can dig up more, but that should be a good start. :)
u/DMKrodan · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How are you tonight? And why specifically Richmond? I love this song, ever since I heard it

u/PCBreakdown · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love music.


u/MMAPhreak21 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm eating leftover Chinese food. That's something.

Room without a roof

My MP3

u/TheBaconCopter · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I like dogs, you might as well after seeing these
  2. Hmm, I guess around 11:25
  3. Pies, and thanks for the giveaway!
  4. Just an MP3, only thing I could find :P

    If you are working with a Mac, I envy you. A lot. (Not really :3)
u/abby89 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hmm... How about this album?

Favorite dessert... I really like things with pastry cream or custard. Creme brulee, flan, cheesecake, Boston cream pie, etc.

Cheesecake all day everyday!

Happy cake day :D

u/caitykat56 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should get this because Imagine Dragons are amazing!
An I would really like this so I can highlight all my lovely textbooks.
You had a donut for breakfast!

u/Blaidd_Drwg87 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Dougygob · 1 pointr/megalinks

Well, There is actually a difference, What I have is ripped from an Audio CD and the Deluxe one you were talking about was probably ripped from a .mp3 file or from streaming. So there is a slight difference.

u/bderenzi · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


...I love him so much.

He has a CD, too. Just saaaayyyinnggg xD

u/carpetrug · 1 pointr/Music

Just bought it, 8.72 MB -- Bit rate: 269 kbps

u/tribbletime · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Month 4 of my pregnancy #3 (kid #2). I HAD to have spaghetti. I was on the verge tears. I think I actually did cry when my SO picked me up for lunch. Sad to be at the mercy of your food cravings.

  2. Born to Die is $0.99 over but I would really love to check out her album. Otherwise, there's more music in my "Jamz" list.

  3. Sometimes I Just can't wait but I'm working on that. =)

    Thanks for the contest!

u/krq316 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Welcome home and happy Friday! Is it possible to purchase just one song as a gift?? hm...... If so, anything from this album would make my day

u/donanobis · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have so much music that I love! I tried to pick my top 5 songs that I've been listening to the most lately :)

Let me go by Haim

Laughter Lines by Bastille

My Moon My Man by Feist

Never Let Me Go by Florence and the Machine

Cold War by Janelle Monae

I literally am obsessed with all of these artists but currently I am playing the hell of Haim's album so here is the amazon link

u/kelseync · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/LadySkywalker · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My most played song is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Geezus. But I am rebuilding my itunes since I fried my last lap top :/

mp3 Well that's sort of hypocritical isn't it. Hmm. Screw it...I love her.

u/henraldo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

you look Majestc