Timeline of alternative rock

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Alternative rock is generally understood to have begun in the late 1970s and early 1980s, primarily in the United Kingdom. Reaching a commercial and critical peak in the 1990s, alternative rock acts are still popular today and AAA radio is a common format.

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Lou Reed releases Rock 'n' Roll Animal

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cap'n Jazz
  2. ^ St. Peter Times staff writer (1997). "Soundgarden's End Called the End of Grunge" Stargate.net . Retrieved September 27, 2006.
  3. ^ OK Computer (album) by Radiohead : Best Ever Albums
  4. ^ Ratliff, Chinen, Caramanica. "New Albums by My Bloody Valentine, Josh Groban, and Tim McGraw". New York Times. Retrieved 7 February 2013.