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1.
Adult Alternative; See "Adult Contemporary".

This is basically the same stuff as Adult Contemporary.

Again, these are watered-down blah tunes for those who wish to think they're just too darn mature to listen to some good music and/or are afraid of offending someone by playing something more hip.

Can be viewed on VH1 or heard on your local easy-listening station.

The musicians of Adult Alternative bands are said by some to be down-to-earth individuals who dress modestly and are the kind you'd run into in a supermarket.

Sad...
Bands such as Coldplay, U2, Nickleback, Lifehouse, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, etcetera fall under the Adult Alternative genre.

These bands and this music are NOT to be confused with actual genre known as "Alternative," nor should it be confused with Grunge or Indie music.
by kirE July 27, 2007
 
2.
Form of soft rock that has more structure to it and is more catchy than regular soft rock. Usually has a much more "mature" sound than normal rock. Bands are usually played more on VH1 than MTV.

The musicians in these bands usually are in their 30s, dress quite modestly, and are generally some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They just seem like people you'd run into at a grocery store.
Coldplay, Sting, Maroon 5, and bands similar to them.
by Matt April 30, 2005
 
3.
Alternative rock that is softer and more mature that shoots for an older demographic than alternative normally does.
Some adult alternative bands include Coldplay, The Fray, Sting, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Counting Crows and One Republic.
by aenema91 April 12, 2010