I also thought alternative was like a place for bands that don't really fit into another genre. Except for bands that clearly don't gel with the alternative genre. For example a band like Children of Bodom can't be classed as a specific type of metal, but it certainly doesn't gel with alternative bands either so i choose to use subgenres there like power progressive or something. Either way, i dont think someone should judge a band on genre alone.
Here's a simple one for you...
indie = guff
So, if it's guff it's indie, and if it's indie it's guff.
Quite simple really.
Alternative way of pronouncing "indie" = insipid NME tosh for utter twunts that have nothing better to do than listen to everything by Pete Doherty on repeat
morgangills 1-0 indie kids
I get the impression Alternative refers to all stuff which is you know...alternative (duh!) to the norm, including stuff, here's my ideas about genres:
Indie: The Killers (most 'The' bands actually), Hundred Reasons, The Music, 22-20s
Pop/rock: Placebo, Feeder, Darkness (curse them) for UK and The Datsuns and Audioslave for the US
Pop-Punk: blink 182, Green Day, Simple Plan
Punk/rock: Old Green Day, err...someone help me out, oh Rancid
Classic Punk: The Clash, The Ramones, The Undertones
Classic Rock: Easily classified, Led Zep, Deep Purple, Queen, Sabbath etc.
Ska-punk: Less Than Jake, NOFX
Electronica: Darft Punk
Dance/rock (if it even exists as a genre):Prodigy, Kasabian
Emo: Finch, I dunno ne others I don't like it much
Pop-emo (oh you know what I mean): Fightstar, MCR, FOB
Obviously people will disagree....so go ahead...
For me Indie is all about Hi-hat related rhythm, Franz, The Killers, The Music n all...thats just me though, I personally think The Music are brill
I disagree with the Darkness being pop/rock and audioslave. I think pop rock is typically Robbie Williams-esque artists. Also The Darkness would be glam rock and Audioslave would just be figgin damn good!
Ahhh, I see what you did there.
Yeah how on Earth are Audioslave pop-rock?
In the sense that they are popular...and rock, but the definition "pop-rock" doesn't really mean that now does it?
What on earth is pop-rock?