Your Guide to Alternative Music

Alternative music is often overlooked but it definitely shouldn’t be ignored! There are some incredible artists that you need to add to your playlist right now.

Alternative music is often overlooked but it definitely shouldn’t be ignored! There are some incredible artists that you need to add to your playlist right now. Pop is often at the forefront of the modern music scene but it’s time to explore some other genres of music as well. Check out this awesome list below to find out about some of the best alternative artists. You will not be disappointed. Alternative music is awesome for hanging out with your friends, studying or just simply relaxing after a long day.

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This is your guide to alternative music!

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1) Hozier – This incredibly talented artist has made a name for himself. He burst onto the music scene with one of his most popular songs “Take Me to Church”. One of my personal favourite songs is “Jackie and Wilson” from his self-titled album “Hozier”. He’s an incredibly talented musician – one to watch!

2) Mumford & Sons – This band is truly remarkable. Their music is so raw and authentic – it’s magical. Mumford & Sons are a must on any playlist! Their newest album is called “Wilder Mind” and is a work of art. You’ll be singing along to their song “Believe” 24/7!

3) Walk The Moon – You are probably familiar with this band and their ever-popular song “Shut Up and Dance”. You will be dancing along to their music for weeks to come! Who’s hosting the dance party?

4) City and Colour – This band is truly a staple of alternative music! They are well-seasoned musicians who are extremely talented. Their newest album “If I Should Go Before You” was released on October 9, 2015. Make sure to check it out!

5) Vance Joy – Joy’s hit song “Riptide” will be stuck in your head for a long time but in the best way possible! You have to check out all of his music. Absolutely brilliant. One of my absolute favourite artists.

6) Hey Rosetta! – I love this band! Their music is amazing and super relaxing! Some of their songs have that coffee shop vibe which is awesome for studying! I love their album called, “Second Sight”! Be sure to check them out!

Check out these fantastic artists and add them to your next playlist! It’s great to explore many different genres within the music industry! Whether you want to relax or get pumped up, there’s an alternative song for you! Explore!

What do you think of alternative music? Have you heard of any of these artists? Do you have a favourite song or album? Let us know in the comments below!

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16 thoughts on “Your Guide to Alternative Music

  1. I’m not a teenager and I love all of these bands!! 😉 Car rides with my nieces and nephews (teenagers) is a lot of fun!

  2. I’ve never heard of any of these. I’m a big pop girl, so I tend to just listen to the more poppy music. I will have to check some of these out.

  3. I quite enjoy Hozier, Mumford & Sons, and Walk the Moon but I haven’t (knowingly) listened to the others. I’ll have to look them up, though, as I really enjoy alternative music.

  4. Hozier, Walk the Moon and Mumford & Sons are my favorites. Good music is good music, age doesn’t really matter.

  5. I have not heard of any of these artists. I used to listen to a lot of radio in a car, but now we always end up listening to kids’ CDs and books on tapes. I should totally listen to more music!

  6. I love all of the artists you’ve mentioned. I have not heard of Hey Rosetta and City and Colour, but since we have some similar tastes in music I definitely plan on checking them out. Thanks for introducing them to me!

  7. My hubs is super into music and so much more knowledgeable about it than I am. I’ll have to share these with him!

  8. I love Mumford & Sons! I actually love all music, it is something that gives me energy and can uplift me pretty much any time. I think I have a fondness for the music of my high school days – the 90’s…alternative was alive and well in those days 🙂

  9. I absolutely LOVE Mumford and Sons. I’m going to have to check out the rest of these groups if they’re in the same category.

  10. That ‘Shut Up and Dance’ song is so catchy – I also like the video. At the Grammys, Hosier and Annie Lennox from the Erythemics sung “Take Me to Church” and “I Put a Spell on You” – really nice collaboration. My favorite alternative band is Foster the People.

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