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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

What are some great alternative/alternative rock bands?

I haven't really listened to the most popular bands in the alternative section at the moment, such as Mumford & Sons, because of laziness :P. (1) Are these new, popular alternative bands worth listening?

(2) I'm interested in discovering bands that have a similar style/sound to The Beatles, Modest Mouse, The Shins, No Doubt, Garbage, CAKE, Tegan and Sarah, and/or The Killers. (3) Also, any song or album suggestions by these bands would be great. I have all of the No Doubt songs, almost all of the Beatles songs, 3 CAKE albums, and the Good News for People Who Love Bad News album. I have 4 or less songs of the other bands I listed. (ex: Walking With a Ghost + Living Room by Tegan and Sarah)

I'm not interested in punk bands like All Time Low or Forever the Sickest Kids. My tastes have grown away from that genre over the past few months.

(4) In addition, what are the best MGMT songs? I only know Electric Feel.

Thank you!


I also meant to add that I like the Foo Fighters, but I only know Everlong, The Pretender, and My Hero.


10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. Yes.

    Cage the Elephant - "Around My Head", "Shake Me Down", "Ain't No Rest For the Wicked"

    Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"

    Hugo - cover of Jay-Z's "99 Problems"

    The Pretty Reckless - "You", "Miss Nothing", "Just Tonight"


    Hole - "Celebrity Skin", "Doll Parts", "Violet", "Malibu", "Petals", "Teenage Whore"

    Bush - "Glycerine", "Little Things", "Machinehead"

    Beck - "Loser", "Girl", "Where It's At"

    The Melvins

    Japanese Voyeurs - "Dumb" and "Milk Teeth"

    Regina Spektor - "Hero" and "Samson"

    Horrorpops - "Miss Take", "Ghouls", "Emotional Abuse", "Walk Like A Zombie", "Keep My Picture", "Heading For the Disco?"

    Pixies - "Where Is My Mind?"

    Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" and "Naomi"

    Vampire Weekend - "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" and "A-Punk"

    The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army", "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself", "Fell In Love With a Girl"

    Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"

    The Whitest Boy Alive - "Burning"

    Porcupine Tree - "Trains"

    The Doors - "Indian Summer", "The End", "Alabama Song", "Spanish Caravan"

    Pink Floyd - "Wish You Were Here", "Comfortably Numb", "Another Brick in the Wall", "Young Lust"

    Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room"

    Nirvana - "On a Plain", "Lake of Fire (unplugged)", "In Bloom"

    Dr. Dog - "The Rabbit, the Bat, and the Reindeer"

    Radiohead - "Karma Police", "Nude", "Creep"

    The Cranberries - "Zombie" and "Dreams"

    Butthole Surfers - "Pepper"

    Brad Sucks - "Fixing My Brain"

    Sublime - "Burritos", "Santeria", "Greatest-Hits", "Steppin' Razor", "Garden Grove"

    Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker", "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down", "Blitzkrieg Bop"

    Band of Horses - "The Funeral"

    David Bowie - "Space Oddity"

    She & Him - "Black Hole" and "Sweet Darlin"

    Boys Like Girls - their cover of Frou Frou's "Let Go"

    3. Modest Mouse - "Dramamine", "Trailer Trash", "Gravity Rides Everything", "Fire It Up", "Dashboard", "Misse the Boat", We've Got Everything", "Education"

    The Shins - "Australia", "New Slang", "Kissing the Lipless"

    Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head", "Nineteen", "Hell", "The Con", their cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In the Dark"

    The Killers - "Human", "Spaceman", 'Mr. Brightside", "Smile Like You Mean It", "Somebody Told Me"



    The Youth (very Beatles-esque)

    Time To Pretend

    Song for Dan Treacy

    Flash Delirium

    Of Moons, Birds, and Monsters

    Love Always Remains

    It's Working

    Brian Eno


  • 1 decade ago

    Modest Mouse's better stuff was released in the 90's.


    Les Thugs

    Kudzu Wish


    The Prids

    Flogging Molly


    The Epoxies

    Erase Errata


    Pretty Girls Make Graves



    The Thermals



    Die! Die! Die!

    Rocket From The Crypt

    Die Mimmi's



    Slant 6


    X-Ray Spex

    All Girl Summer Fun Band

    Built To Spill

    Minor Threat


    Gang Of Four

    The Raveonettes

    The Gossip


    Hot Water Music


    Mates Of State

    American Steel

    Hutch(90's Portland)

    Mission Of Burma

    Dead Low Tide

    Miss Derringer


    Green Circles(00's Portland)

    Scared Of Chaka


    The Queers

    Small Brown Bike


    Black Flag

    You Say Party! We Say Die!

    Friction(90's, "Hours Of Operation")

    Les Savy Fav

    Sissyface(90's Portland)


    Screeching Weasel

    Flamingo 50

    Jets To Brazil(1st album)

    Sham 69

    Bikini Kill

    The Hot Toddies

    Roxy Epoxy & The Rebound


    Archers Of Loaf

    Dirty Three

    The Night Marchers

    Bad Brains

    Hot Snakes

    Telephone(00's Portland)

    Magnetic Fields

    Fight Like Apes

    This Is My Fist

    Wet Confetti

    The Minds



    Poster Children

    Swingin' Utters

    Selby Tigers

    The Spits

    Joy Division

    The Clash

    Cap'n Jazz


    Mean Jeans

    Delta 5



    Street Eaters

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on what popular Alternative bands you are talking about, some of them are good, some are not.

    Personally, my favorite Mgmt songs are Kids, Love Always Remains, and Time To Pretend.


    Broken Bells

    Ra Ra Riot


    Bloc Party

    The xx

    Death Cab For Cutie


    The Whitest Boy Alive

    Vampire Weekend

    Two Door Cinema Club



  • 1 decade ago

    All I can say, since it's getting late and my brain's beginning to explode,

    Is Congratulations, Kids, Time to Pretend, Hot Love Drama, and Indie Rokkers are some good MGMT songs :)

    Well Congratulations album is pretty much just pure amazingness.

    ANYWAYS, check out The Strokes, Phoenix, or The Kooks.

    I love them ^-^

    Well, sorry if this was of no use.

    I know, I suck.

  • 1 decade ago

    1) Mumford and Sons are wonderful, in my opinion. They kinda bluesy sometimes, so as long as you like that garage-blues-soul feel, you'll like them. I think they're great!

    2 and 3) I have a couple suggestions for you

    -OASIS (sound very similar to the Beatles, but more modern)

    -songs- "Wonderwall", "Supersonic", "D'you Know What I Mean?", "Lyla."


    -entire "Light Me Up" album


    -entire "Consolers of the Lonely" album; two songs called "Steady, As She Goes" and "Level"


    -entire "The Suburbs" album; songs called "Black Mirror", "Wake Up", "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)", and "Keep the Car Running".

    -BRANDON FLOWERS (Lead singer of the Killers; not sure if you have listened to his solo stuff. It's quite good.)

    -songs- "Crossfire", "Only the Young".


    -songs- "The Ghost Inside" and "October"


    -songs- "Eet", "Laughing With", "Aprés Moi", "Fidelity", and "Wallet".


    - entire "Lungs" album

    4) They have a song called Indie Rokkers from and older EP that's FANTASTIC. It's my favorite MGMT song.

    Source(s): ME :D
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You might like Beach House. They're fairly new, they just dropped an album last year called Teen Dream, and it's amazing. Here's their song Zebra.

    I would also recommend checking out this indie band called Low. Pretty awesome stuff they put out. Here's their song California.

    BA: As for the best MGMT songs, anything (literally anything) off of their album Congratulations.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Never Shout Never and The Ready Set

  • 1 decade ago

    arcade fire

    the strokes


    the black keys

    franz ferdinand


  • 1 decade ago

    my chemical romance,greenday,all american rejects, fall out boy all great bands!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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