Best new Alternative Rock albums, songs & artists in 2016



Alternative rock is hard to pin down as a genre, as it encompasses so much. From tasteless crap like Nickelback to 80’s pioneers like Husker Dü. We picked our favorites!
The Vore selects the top best Alternative Rock albums of 2020. Who are the new Hüsker Dü, The Replacements & Dinosaur Jr in the Alternative Rock genre?
Alternative Rock 2020
Popular artists Drenge, Yuck & Metz
Most listened to songs: Depreston - Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz - Raising the Skate & Titus Andronicus - Dimed out

Top 10 new Alternative Rock albums out now in 2020

Recent Alternative Rock albums with reviews, ratings, similar artists, best songs & soundcloud streams.

  1. Balance and Composure - Light We Made (07-10-2016)
  2. Alternative Rock artist Balance and Composure
    Light We Made - a 07-10-2016 album by Balance and Composure who also made The Things We Think We're Missing. Music fans who enjoyed Title Fight should check out Light We Made. It is Alternative Rock with Pop, Shoegaze, and more influences. The best track on Light We Made is (soundcloud below).
    Pitchfork Review 6.8%
    Keywords groovy • catchy •
    Country United States •
    Length
    Coolest Videoclip Postcard
    Label Vagrant
    Official website Balance and Composure
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  3. Weezer - Weezer (White Album) (01-04-2016)
  4. Alternative Rock artist Weezer
    Weezer (White Album) - a 01-04-2016 album by Weezer who also made Pinkerton. Music fans who enjoyed Fountains of Wayne should check out Weezer (White Album). It is Alternative Rock with Pop Punk, Power Pop, and more influences. The best track on Weezer (White Album) is California Kids (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 6.2%
    Keywords quirky • melodic •
    Country United States •
    Length 34:05
    Coolest Videoclip King of the World
    Label Self-released
    Official website Weezer
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  5. The 1975 - I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (26-02-2016)
  6. Alternative Rock artist The 1975
    I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it - a 26-02-2016 album by The 1975 who also made The 1975 . Music fans who enjoyed M83 should check out I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. It is Alternative Rock with Art Pop, Synthpop, and more influences. The best track on I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it is Love Me (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 6.5%
    Keywords poppy • addictive • catchy •
    Country United Kingdom •
    Length 1:13:55
    Coolest Videoclip Somebody Else
    Label Dirty Hit
    Official website The 1975
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  7. Drenge - Undertow (april 6, 2015)
  8. Alternative Rock artist Drenge
    Undertow - a april 6, 2015 album by Drenge who also made Drenge. Music fans who enjoyed Metz should check out Undertow. It is Alternative Rock with Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Punk Rock, and more influences. The best track on Undertow is We can do what we want (soundcloud below).

    Allmusic Review 80%
    Keywords rock • agressive • up-tempo •
    Country United Kingdom •
    Length 37:57
    Coolest Videoclip Running Wild
    Label Infectious
    Official website Drenge
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  9. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday (March 2, 2015)
  10. Alternative Rock artist Noel Gallagher
    Chasing Yesterday - a March 2, 2015 album by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds who also made Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds . Music fans who enjoyed should check out Chasing Yesterday. It is Alternative Rock with Pop, Rock, and more influences. The best track on Chasing Yesterday is Ballad Of The Mighty I (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 59%
    Allmusic Review 80%
    Keywords addictive • catchy • eclectic •
    Country United Kingdom •
    Length 43:53
    Coolest Videoclip Ballad Of The Mighty I
    Label Sour Mash
    Official website Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  11. Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy (July 31, 2015)
  12. Alternative Rock artist Titus Andronicus
    The Most Lamentable Tragedy - a July 31, 2015 album by Titus Andronicus who also made Local Business. Music fans who enjoyed should check out The Most Lamentable Tragedy. It is Alternative Rock with Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, and more influences. The best track on The Most Lamentable Tragedy is Dimed out (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 81%
    Allmusic Review 80%
    Keywords rock • agressive • uplifting •
    Country United States •
    Length 1:32:36
    Coolest Videoclip NO FUTURE PART IV: NO FUTURE TRIUMPHANT
    Label Merge
    Official website Titus Andronicus
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  13. Metz - II (May 5, 2015)
  14. Alternative Rock artist Metz
    II - a May 5, 2015 album by Metz who also made METZ. Music fans who enjoyed should check out II. It is Alternative Rock with Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore, Rock, and more influences. The best track on II is Acetate (soundcloud below).

    Allmusic Review 80%
    Keywords noisy • nineties • loud •
    Country United States •
    Length 29:54
    Coolest Videoclip Eraser
    Label Subpop
    Official website Metz
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  15. Foals - What Went Down (August 28, 2015)
  16. Alternative Rock artist Foals
    What Went Down - a August 28, 2015 album by Foals who also made Holy Fire. Music fans who enjoyed should check out What Went Down. It is Alternative Rock with Indie Rock, Mathcore, Post-Punk, and more influences. The best track on What Went Down is Mountain at My Gates (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 67%
    Keywords groovy • heartfelt • loud •
    Country United Kingdom •
    Length 48:22
    Coolest Videoclip What Went Down
    Label Warner Bros.
    Official website Foals
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



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Upcoming new 2020 Alternative Rock albums

Best upcoming Alternative Rock albums with release dates.

  1. Synesthetica• by Radiation City
  2. Radiation City  is signed with Polyvinyl in 2020
    Release Date: February 12, 2016 // Label: Polyvinyl
    Previous releases: Animals in the Median
    Associated genre: Alternative Rock Dream Pop • Indie Rock • .
    Official website


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