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Best Alternative Bands/Artists

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Alternative artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good alternative bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top alternative bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Alternative groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all alternative bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest alternative bands of all time, since the most famous alternative artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best alternative music.

You can click on the alternative band names to see more information about that particular notable alternative group. If they're near the top of the best alternative artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top alternative bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the alternative band names themselves.

NOFX and Radi8 are only the beginning of the items on this list. Vote for the best items to see them graduate to the top of the list. Also, items on this list like Kate Maberly and Stina Nordenstam probably need more votes.

All important, significant and iconic names in alternative music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new alternative bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of alternative, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into alternative music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good alternative bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent alternative bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best alternative bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest alternative musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular alternative bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative More
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    7раса

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative More
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    new! Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners

    Country, Alternative More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Alternative More
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    Indie pop, Indie, Indie rock More
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    Terminator Ted

    Electronic music, Alternative More
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    Alternative hip hop, Synthpop, Pop music More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Syvia

    Indie pop, Synthpop, Alternative More
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues More
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    Alternative, Indie More
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    Dave Asgrove Band

    Jazz, Alternative, Blues More
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
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    Indie pop, Alternative More
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    Nu metal, Rapcore, Rap metal More
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