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Old 12th January 2010, 12:44 AM   #11
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I listen to non top 40 stuff, so I guess that makes it alternative. Here's a random sampling:

70's: Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Jam, The Fall, The Ramones, Gang of Four, The Dead Boys, Brian Eno, Devo, David Bowie, Frank Zappa

80's: Ridiculously long, but here's a few: Killing Joke, Foetus, The Replacements, New Order, The Birthday Party, The Wedding Present, Wire, Bauhaus, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Split Enz, The Cramps, Wall of Voodoo, Ministry, Dead Kennedys, The Dead Milkmen... and any album on the 4AD label ever made.

90's: Foo Fighters, NIN, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins...

00's: Death Cab for Cutie, Porcupine Tree, Halloween Alaska, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, The Arctic Monkeys... on and on.

I'm 43 and have been into vaccuum tube electronics and audio in general since '87. Tubes, vinyl and rock music makes for a very satisfying musical experience in my opinion. As a music lover first, my definition of what defines a "good" change in my audio system is something that makes me want to listen to ALL of my record collection MORE OFTEN. If it doesn't, then it's BAD. Others may differ, but I think that's what makes me a music lover more than an audiophile.

If you define alternative as anything that isn't top 40 pop, you have a lot of music to choose from, but I agree that defining it as a "genre" will be difficult at best.
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Old 12th January 2010, 02:34 AM   #12
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In a random order, from my vinyl collection:

Gang of Four
Cabaret Voltaire
Einstürzende Neubauten
Pere Ubu
Radiohead
Sisters of Mercy
Jane's Addiction
Violent Femmes
Hüsker Dü
They Might Be Giants
Pixies
Bauhaus
New Order
The Durutti Column
Laibach

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The thread needs to be renamed "who's got the worlds most crap vinyl collection".
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The thread nees to the renamed "who got the worlds most crap vinyl collection".
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No, I'm going to go listen to the Pixies on my horns.
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Old 12th January 2010, 03:02 AM   #16
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No, I'm going to go listen to the Pixies on my horns.
Good idea. A remastered CD and one of your tube-SS basterds will help a lot.
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Funny thing enjoying Palace Brothers lo-fi music in my PP triode amp.
90% of what I listen is what you may call 'alternative' music.
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