Top 10 Classic Alternative Bands

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21Belle & Sebastian

I like listen to the music since their first album if your're feeling sinister.
My favourite songs are: me and the major, I'm waking up to us...

22Einsturzende Neubauten

They are perhaps the most industrial of all industrial bands, in the true sense of the term. Blixa Bargeld is a smart and clever, accomplished artist. He's done many other genres, is a movie director, and has contributed to the success of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, another legendary post-punk rock band. If you don't know E. Be. You should probably give a try. - n00w

23The Replacements
24INXSINXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.
25PixiesThe Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
26Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Mr. Cave's voice is so dark and intense! And I absolutely love their controversial album, Murder Ballads! :D

27Tears For FearsTears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock ...read more.
28The Sisters of Mercy

Lots of people will say they're goth but they just consider themselves as a mainstream alternative rock band. And what rock band! I can't quote one song that they have done bad. Everything is ranked from good to excellent. - n00w

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29Cabaret Voltaire

Quoting them as one of the main initiators of the "Industrial" genre isn't giving enough credit to this legendary band. They invented sampling, they even pushed the boundaries of their creativity to implement James Brown's soul music into pieces that are still avant garde compared to what we usually hear today. Richard H. Kirk has always been a true visionary. - n00w

30Dishwalla
31The Fall
32Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.
33The Beastie BoysThe Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.
34SublimeSublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.
35Dinosaur Jr
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