Someone or something that goes against the mainstream and classification. An alternative person cannot be grouped as emo
, or any other stereotypical group.
Also refers to music. Alternative music is not part of any other genre. Therefore, it cannot be called grunge
, etc. Most alternative bands are indie
Alternative band include: The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, the Postal Service, Rage Against the Machine.
Antonyms: Green Day, the Spice Girls, Killswitch Engage, etc.