Top 10 Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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The Smiths: Known for their introspective lyrics and jangly guitar-driven sound, The Smiths are considered one of the pioneers of alternative rock.

The Smashing Pumpkins: Led by frontman Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins combined elements of alternative rock, shoegaze.

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The Cure: Known for their atmospheric soundscapes and introspective lyrics, The Cure has been a defining force in alternative rock since the late 1970s.

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Sonic Youth: Known for their experimental approach to music and use of alternate tunings.

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Radiohead: With their experimental approach to music and genre-defying sound, Radiohead has pushed the boundaries of alternative rock since the 1990s.

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R.E.M: With their jangly guitars and enigmatic lyrics, R.E.M. helped define the sound of alternative rock in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Pixies: With their unique blend of punk, surf rock, and pop sensibilities, Pixies paved the way for alternative rock in the late 1980s.

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Pearl Jam: Alongside Nirvana and Soundgarden, Pearl Jam helped popularize grunge music in the early 1990s with their debut album "Ten.

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Nirvana: Nirvana's raw and unapologetic sound defined the grunge movement of the early 1990s.

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Arctic Monkeys: Hailing from England, Arctic Monkeys burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s with their infectious indie rock sound and sharp.

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