Alternative rock is a broad umbrella term that can refer to many different artists, styles, genres and more. For some time in the ‘80s, alternative rock was called college rock because it was mostly heard on college radio and other underground radio stations, but exploded in popularity in the ‘90s with such superstars as Nirvana and R.E.M.
We have a wide variety of alternative rock albums for you to choose from. To make your search easier, you can filter our albums by subgenre, including American Alternative, British Alternative, New Wave & Punk, and more. Some of the top alternative rock bands form the last few years are here in our collection, including Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Of Monsters and Men, Queens of the Stone Age, and many others. If you think the ‘90s were the best decade for alternative rock, we have many of your favorite groups, including the Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls,
If you’re looking for a specific sound, try browsing through our genres. Lo-Fi, or low fidelity, alternative rock is recorded on specific recording equipment to give it a gritty, seasoned sound that can help create a richer ambience. Indie alternative rock has seen a huge influx of great lyricists and guitar players with meditative and cerebral songs. Many of our albums are eligible for AutoRip, which means that when you purchase an album you get an MP3 copy of the same album downloaded to your Amazon Cloud account that you can listen to on any enabled device.
If you’re looking for more energetic and exciting alternative rock, we could have just the thing. Our Goth and industrial music with heavy drums, distorted guitar riffs, and deep and fast bass lines can inspire an intense atmosphere. Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Evanescence, Rob Zombie and more are here to choose from.
Explore the diversity of alternative rock at Amazon.com to discover new favorites.