Alternative Addiction

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Alternative Addiction is an American daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. Its focus is on alternative music.

History[edit]

The website was originally created in 1999 by editor-in-chief Chad Durkee.

The site concentrates on new music, but its journalists also review reissued albums and box sets. It had also begun garnering a following for its extensive coverage of underground music. In the past year Alternative Addiction has released unsigned bands compilations, started its first online store, a digital downloads section and has a message board and mailing list with over ten thousand subscribers.[1]

Alternative Addiction works with Columbia Records, 604 Records, Rock Ridge Music, Lava Records, and Geffen Records among others.[1][2] It currently features the latest news, interviews, record reviews, as well competitions.[3][4]

The site has published "best-of" lists as annual features detailing the best albums and tracks of each year since 2002. The site has also a rock chart which is based on readers' vote. Charts are announced on Tuesday and feature twenty tracks and ten albums.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us". Alternative Addiction. Archived from the original on 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  2. ^ "Alternative Addiction Podcast". Rock Ridge Music. 2012-09-03. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  3. ^ "Alternative Addiction Article". Eve 6. 2012-03-15. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  4. ^ "Alternative Christmas Featuring Patent Pending". Ultimate Guitar Archive. 2008-11-24. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-23.

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