Best Alternative Music Sub-Genres

zxm
Yeah, alternative rock has sub-genres too. Well, I'm sure about most of the genres. But if something is wrong here, I'd happy to see someone corrects it.

The Top Ten

1 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s .

Grunge is probably the most famous and best sub-genre of alternative rock. - zxm

2 Indie Rock Indie Rock
3 Britpop Britpop Britpop is a UK based music and culture movement in the mid 1990s which emphasised "Britishness", and produced bright, catchy pop music partly in reaction to the US led grunge music and the UK's own shoegazing music scene.
4 Gothic Rock Gothic Rock
5 Neo-Psychedelia
6 Emo
7 Post Grunge
8 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.

Alternative metal is a misleading and meaningless term:

1) Most of the bands aren't metal (with several exceptions) - songs have little or no metal in them. An eclectic mix of punk, funk, rap, grunge, hard rock, e tc. d oesn't mean metal. Playing this mix loud doesn't make it metal.

2) Alt music is supposed to be an alternative to mainstream music in a certain subgenre but metal music isn't mainstream by default. So how popular alternative metal bands with very poppy and mainstream sound, like Alter Bridge, are alternatives to true metal bands that are less mainstream? This doesn't make sense. No wonder most of the alt metal bands aren't on Metallum. - Metal_Treasure

Well, Alternative has big influence from alternative rock. And it has punk, hard rock and heavy metal elements in it. So one way it could be called a sub-genre of Alternative music. - zxm

Addition to my previous comment: it wasn't against zxm or this list, or this item. It wasn't even against bands labeled "alternative metal". It was against the term "alternative metal" which is as ridiculous as the term "glam metal". - Metal_Treasure

I Love Bands Like Alice In Chains Because The Way They Do Vocals Is Good - christangrant

9 Post Britpop
10 Post-Punk Revival

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