Best Alternative Albums of All Time


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61 Freedom of Choice - Devo
62 Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
63 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
64 Morning View - Incubus

I don't understand how these guys aren't on any of these lists...

65 Absolution - Muse
66 Lateralus - Tool
67 Hot Fuss - The Killers
68 Break the Cycle - Staind
69 Getting Away With Murder - Papa Roach
70 Toxicity - System of a Down
71 Audioslave - Audioslave
72 Homogenic - BJÖRK
73 Blackbird - Alter Bridge
74 Verschwende Deine Zeit - Silbermond

Their debut album is the best. It has that certain trashy, simplistic appeal and is almost entirely devoted to one single message: don't care. You only have one life, live it. Singer Stefanie Kloß does not really sound like a professional singer here. She hits the right notes and all and her voice perfectly fits, but she just doesn't sound that polished. The lyrics were criticized at the time of its release. Other German language bands popular at that time (Ich+Ich, Wir sind Helden, Juli,...) were noted for their poetic lyrics, but Silbermond didn't aim for that, everything was more simple, but also more honest. I'm sure some parts were improvised in the studio.

On later albums, the sound was more polished, the lyrics focused more on metaphors, and the thematic elements were more specific. They tip toed more and more into pop territory, they were still really good and kept their personality (anti-mainstream artists in the middle of German mainstream), but the surprise success ...more - Martin_Canine

75 Vessel - Twenty-One Pilots

One of the greatest alternative albums of the 2010s! The bonus tracks you can't miss. My personal favourites are Trees and Fake You Out.

76 Take This to Your Grave - Fall Out Boy
77 Move Along - The All-American Rejects
78 Enema of the State - Blink-182
79 Does This Look Infected - Sum 41
80 Still Not Getting Any - Simple Plan
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1. Ok Computer - Radiohead
2. In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
3. Weather Systems - Anathema
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3. Ten - Pearl Jam
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2. Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
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