This has been a great year for the music industry, and the alternative music genre is no different. It has seen some amazing performances. So, here are our favorite top alternative artists of this year:

1. Radiohead

Radiohead is an alternative rock band from Oxfordshire, UK. The band has gained immense popularity ever since its formation in 1985. It comprises of five main artists, Thom Yorke, Ed O’Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Philip Selway and Colin Greenwood. Its first song was released in 1992, and its album “OK Computer” propelled it to international fame. You can download the songs of the band from YouTube by using DVDFab YouTube to MP3.


2. Coldplay

An alternative band from London, Coldplay comprises of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. Coldplay has 7 hit albums, and its highly popular singles like “Speed of Sound” and “Yellow” have taken it to greater heights of success. Its single “Clocks” was immensely popular among fans and earned it a Grammy.


3. Alice Merton

If you have been listening to alt-rock radio this year, you would have definitely heard Alice Merton’s debut single, “No Roots.” The song ranked number 1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 charts, which is an incredible feat for a new artist. She has also recently released the single “Why So Serious” from her upcoming debut album, which has received widespread acclaim.


4. Placebo

Placebo is an alternative rock band formed in the UK. Its famous singles “Nancy Boy” and “Pure Morning” remain its most successful tracks till now, securing a place in the top ten. It recorded the debut album “Placebo” during 1995-1996 and embarked on a Europe tour with David Bowie. Placebo still remains one of the top 20 alternative artists band to date.


5. Muse

An alternative rock band, Muse was formed in the United Kingdom. The band comprises of Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. Its top tracks include “The Dark Side,” “Uprising,” and “Supermassive Black Hole.” Its amazing sound is a mixture of classical music, metal, electronica, Spanish guitar music, electronic rock and progressive rock. The band is known for its power-packed performances and highly energetic vocals.


6. The Smashing Pumpkins

An alternative rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins was formed in Chicago in 1988. It is among the top twenty alternative bands of all time. The current members include Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder and Jimmy Chamberlin. The band has sold over 18.3 million albums in the US alone. The band gained huge success in the 1990s and continues to remain popular among the fans.

7. Björk

Björk Guðmundsdóttir is a producer, songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and one of the top female alternative artists. She has sold more than 15 million albums and got 14 nominations for Grammy Awards, 2 for the Golden Globe Awards and 1 for the Academy Award. She has also won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 for being the best actress. She ranked 8th on MTV’s ’22 Greatest Voices in Music.” Use this YouTube to MP3 tool to download her songs from YouTube.

8. Lo Moon

Lo Moon is an indie band that was recently formed in 2016 and released its debut single “Loveless” in the same year. The dreamy song left its fans yearning for more, and Lo Moon delivered with its debut album this year. One of the songs on this album, “This Is It,” ranked number 6 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart.

9. PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey is among the top female alternative artists of all time. Her melancholic lyrics and guitar playing have been acknowledged and appreciated by music critics. Her famous albums include “Let England Shake,” “The Hope Six Demolition Project” and “To Bring You My Love.” PJ Harvey has won two Mercury Prizes, making history as the only artist to receive a Mercury Prize twice.

10. The Cranberries  

An alternative rock band from Ireland, The Cranberries is among the top 20 alternative bands of all time. The band members include Fergal Lawler, Mike Hogan, and Noel Hogan. The group has been quite popular worldwide but received more acclaim and prominence in the United Kingdom. Its hit singles include “Zombie,” “Ode to My Family” and “Dreams.” Its album “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” was ranked at 46 on the US charts.

11. Beck

Beck Hansen is a musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer from America. His music is best known for his iconic lyrics, amazing sound effects, live instruments, and drum machines. Beck’s music was quite popular in the 90s and continues to inspire alternative artists today. His debut release “Mellow Gold” was a smash success and won him worldwide fame. Beck is without doubt one of the top 20 alternative artists of all time. His top tracks include “Loser,” “Up All Night,” “Dreams,” “Dear Life” and “Blue Moon.”

12. Linkin Park

An American band, Linkin Park was formed in the year 1996 and gained fame with the album “Hybrid Theory.” It has sold more than 90 million albums around the world. Linkin Park has received two Grammy Awards, was ranked number 19 on the Billboard Best Artists of the Decade chard and is the best-selling band in the 21st century. The current members include Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell and Joe Hahn. Its famous singles include “One Step Closer,” “Crawling,” “Papercut,” “In the End,” “Somewhere I Belong” and “Faint.”

13. Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys is an alternative indie rock band formed in England. It is among the top 100 alternative bands. The band members include Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders and Nick O’Malley. Its six studio albums have gained it immense popularity, and its famous singles include “R U Mine?”, “Fluorescent Adolescent,” “Four Out of Five,” “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and “Do I Wanna Know?”.

Other Alternative Music Artists Include:

      14.   Amy Shark

15.   Tash Sultana

16.   The Cure

17.   Foo Fighters

18.   Gorillaz

19.   Lucy Dacus

20.   Incubus

These top alternative artists have astounded the world with their talents, some longer than others. If you want to listen to them whenever you want, you can download their songs by using the YouTube MP3 converter.

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