Editors’ Notes Where alternative rock once represented the freaky fringe that lurked outside the realm of mainstream pop stars, in the 2010s, the freaks were the pop stars. The era introduced us to all manner of peculiar personalities—like Lana Del Rey’s frosty femme fatale, Lorde’s finger-snappin’ goth-pop diva, and Billie Eilish’s ASMR addict. Meanwhile, bands like twenty one pilots, The 1975, and Imagine Dragons thoroughly reformulated the very idea of rock music by smothering their arena-sized anthems in hip-hop, R&B, and EDM textures, and veteran acts such as Coldplay and Arcade Fire likewise leaned a little more forcefully into their synths. But alt-rock survivors like The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys kept a firm grip on their guitars, while continuing to evolve out of their scrappy garage-band roots. And then there were artists like The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men providing an alternative to alternative with their warm, folky, campfire-friendly sing-alongs.

SONG
ALBUM
Paradise
4:37
 
Lonely Boy
3:13
 
Pumped Up Kicks
3:59
 
Ready to Start
4:15
 
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)
4:10
 
Royals
3:10
 
Sail
4:19
 
Feel It Still
2:43
 
Stressed Out
3:22
 
I Will Wait
4:36
 
Take Me to Church
4:01
 
Little Talks
4:26
 
Do I Wanna Know?
AM
4:31
 
High Hopes
3:10
 
Video Games
4:42
 
The Less I Know the Better
3:38
 
Centuries
3:48
 
Believer
3:24
 
Cigarette Daydreams
3:28
 
Ho Hey
2:43
 
Figure It Out
3:03
 
Africa
3:58
 
Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
4:04
 
Left Hand Free
2:53
 
3:13
 
Ain't It Fun
4:56
 
Without Me
3:21
 
Light On
3:53
 
Unbelievers
3:22
 
Broken
3:24
 
Shut Up and Dance
3:19
 
Pompeii
3:34
 
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
4:04
 
Renegades
3:15
 
BURN IT DOWN
3:50
 
Sweater Weather
4:00
 
Safe and Sound
3:12
 
Cough Syrup
4:09
 
Weak
3:21
 
Dark Necessities
5:02
 
Midnight City
4:01
 
3:29
 
Waste a Moment
3:03
 
I Wanna Get Better
3:24
 
Stolen Dance
5:13
 
I Feel Like I'm Drowning
3:05
 
3 Nights
2:57
 
Lazaretto
3:39
 
Bad At Love
3:01
 
Budapest
3:20
 
Trampoline
3:04
 
3:36
 
Riptide
3:22
 
The Way You Used to Do
4:34
 
Dance Monkey
3:29
 
Radioactive
3:06
 
Still Breathing
3:44
 
The Man
4:10
 
Doin' Time
3:22
 
you should see me in a crown
3:00
 
Helena Beat
4:35
 
Somebody Else
5:47
 
Dirty Paws
4:38
 
Let It Happen
7:46
 
Believe
3:41
 
R U Mine?
AM
3:21
 
The Night We Met
3:28
 
3:20
 
On Hold
3:44
 
3:34
 
4:07
 
Team
3:13
 
Psycho
5:16
 
Howlin' for You
3:11
 
Lampshades On Fire
3:07
 
Spirits
3:23
 
Humility (feat. George Benson)
3:17
 
Take It All Back
4:14
 
The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
4:04
 
Still Into You
3:36
 
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
4:00
 
Stubborn Love
4:39
 
Death of a Bachelor
3:23
 
All We Ever Knew
3:45
 
Come With Me Now
3:31
 
4:17
 
Everybody Talks
2:57
 
Ex's & Oh's
3:22
 
My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)
3:06
 
Tongue Tied
3:38
 
No Roots
3:55
 
Walk On Water
3:05
 
Tessellate
3:02
 
Harlem
2:43
 
Too Close
4:16
 
Young Blood
4:06
 
Dangerous (feat. Joywave)
2.0
4:40
 

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