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Alternative Music Blogs

Here are 45 Best Alternative Music Blogs you should follow in 2023

1. Alternative Press Magazine

Alternative Press Magazine Cleveland, Ohio, US
A leader in alternative culture news covering everything from new music releases to exclusive artist merchandise. Alternative Press is an American music magazine based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Also in Music Blogs, American Music Blogs, Music News Websites
altpress.com
1.2M 640K 796.2K 4 posts / day Get Email Contact

2. Diffuser

Diffuser New York, US
Diffuser provide Alternative and indie rock music news. Chronicling the past, present and future of alternative music.
diffuser.fm
71.9K 7.4K 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact

3. Alternative Nation

Alternative Nation California, US
Alternative Nation provide news on guitar based alternative rock bands that don't suck from the 90's onwards.
Also in California Music Blogs
alternativenation.net
72.2K 21.3K 8 posts / day Get Email Contact

4. Louder Than War Blog

Louder Than War Blog Manchester, England, UK
Louder Than War is one of the UK's fastest-growing and award-winning music and culture websites. Louder Than War is a music and counter-culture website and record label that brings you all the latest music latest rock, punk, metal, and alternative music news, album and gig reviews, news and interviews as well as covering counter-culture film, TV, and art.
Also in Rock Music Blogs, UK Rock Music Blogs, UK Alternative Music Blogs, Punk Rock Blogs
louderthanwar.com/..
42.5K 41.4K 1 post / day Sep 2010 Get Email Contact

5. Chart Attack

Chart Attack Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chart Attack is a guide to indie and alternative music, based out of Toronto, Canada, online since 1996. They're dedicated in showcasing great music that pushes expectations of genre, and getting to know the people who make it through written features and video features.
Also in Canadian Music Blogs, Toronto Music Blogs
chartattack.com
8K 21 posts / week Apr 2000 Get Email Contact

6. Stereofox

Stereofox Berlin, Germany
Stereofox is a music blog which helps you discover new indie, alternative and electronic music. Listen, add to favourites and share with friends.
stereofox.com
8K 8.8K 30 posts / week Get Email Contact

7. Magnet Magazine | Real Music Alternatives

Magnet Magazine | Real Music Alternatives Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Real Music Alternatives. Since 1993, MAGNET has published a print magazine, available by subscription and in bookstores and record stores worldwide. MAGNET has covered independent music through artist profiles, critical reviews, in-depth features and bold photography.
magnetmagazine.com
15.5K 19.3K 4.8K 10 posts / day Get Email Contact

8. Stereo Stickman | Alternative

Stereo Stickman | Alternative US
Stereo Stickman is an independent music community & online magazine offering the utmost professional, in depth representation for musicians, producers & bands who work hard at their craft. Follow Stereo Stickman to check out some of the latest Alternative bands & artists they've covered recently from around the globe.
stereostickman.com..
2.9K 34K 3.7K 1 post / month Get Email Contact

9. A&R Factory | Alternative

A&R Factory | Alternative London, England, UK
Artist and Repertoire (A&R) blog features upcoming unsigned bands and buzz artists from around the world. Their readership includes independent and major labels, publishers, management companies, radio station, PR and sync companies from across the world who use our website as a resource to discover and sign acts.
anrfactory.com/tag..
9K 16.6K 3 posts / week Get Email Contact

10. The Alternative

The Alternative US
The Alternative was created to be the music site that we wanted to exist. A site with impeccable taste, quality content, and intelligent stances on important issues. The Alternative pledges itself to providing you (our readers) with only the best music and art.
getalternative.com
3.4K 23.8K 5 posts / week Get Email Contact

11. Audio Ink Radio

Audio Ink Radio Michigan, US
Audio Ink Radio is the forefront of new music. Rock, metal and alternative music news, interviews, features, song reviews, photos, and more.
audioinkradio.com
13.4K 6.7K 6 posts / week Get Email Contact

12. Soundsphere magazine

Soundsphere magazine York, England, UK
An online and print guide to alternative music (rock, goth, metal, electronic, indie) and culture for the North of England and worldwide. They champion alternative music in the North of England and feature bands, artists and culture on a local, national and international level.
soundspheremag.com
20.4K 5.9K 1.9K 1 post / day Get Email Contact

13. Thoughts Words Action

Thoughts Words Action Serbia
We are a music review blog dedicated to the punk rock genre and related subgenres. Follow along as we dive into the latest releases, Album premieres, and review and rank rock albums by your favorite bands. Discover more interesting resources on Punk Rock through our blog.
thoughtswordsactio..
2.8K 1.7K 10 posts / day Get Email Contact

14. Turtle Tempo

Turtle Tempo London, England, UK
A London-based music blog that cares about new music. We are committed to giving talented indie & alternative music artists the recognition they deserve.
Also in Independent Music Blogs, UK Music Blogs, UK Indie Music Blogs
turtletempo.co.uk
1.5K 8.4K 734 1 post / week Apr 2016 Get Email Contact

15. Alt77

Alt77 Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
Alt77 was created by Eduard Banulescu as a way of honoring his most loyal companion, alternative music. Eduard is a writer and musician. As a singer and guitarist, he has been involved in the alternative music world for many years. He's recorded albums, EPs, and singles as a solo performer, to as a member of a band. The goal of Alt77.com has always been that of reporting on alternative music, classic or modern, through analysis, reviews, interviews.
alt77.com
932 652 1 post / day Get Email Contact

16. BlackPlastic.co.uk

BlackPlastic.co.uk London, England, UK
BlackPlastic.co.uk is an alternative music blog focused on sharing the best electronic music. It is an alternative music blog focusing on reviews of new album and EP releases.
blackplastic.co.uk
533 1.8K 1 post / week Get Email Contact

17. DIY Conspiracy

DIY Conspiracy Bulgaria
DIY Conspiracy is a website working to represent punk-rock's creative and community-based values with a strong political & ethical focus. We created this project to support underground artists and to use the Internet as a free and collaborative platform for exchanging information hundreds of news, record reviews, interviews, rants, columns, and many more.
diyconspiracy.net
5.9K 977 1 post / week Get Email Contact

18. Spectral Nights

Spectral Nights Aldershot, England, UK
Spectral Nights is a place where we get to wax lyrical about bands we like, gigs we've been to, and anything else that takes our fancy - from album reviews to new music videos and the occasional interview, festival review and band playlist.
Also in Indie Music Blogs
spectralnights.com
313 2.3K 4 posts / week Get Email Contact

19. Indie Is Not A Genre

Indie Is Not A Genre UK
Indie is not a genre is an independent music blog that covers new Indie albums, reviews, interviews and concert livestreams. We are an independent source for new music from the UK, Australia, Canada and beyond.
indieisnotagenre.com
3.1K 3K 4 posts / month Get Email Contact

20. AltCorner

AltCorner Bristol, England, UK
The corner of the internet for all your alternative and underground music needs. Featuring the latest: news, reviews, interviews, band profiles, and more!
altcorner.com/reviews
3.2K 3.6K 1 post / week Get Email Contact

21. Hard Rock Daddy

Hard Rock Daddy Brooklyn, New York, US
Hard Rock Daddy is a place to discover great music, go inside the mind of a modern-day dad and journey with a virtual backstage pass into the lives of an offbeat, entertaining family.
hardrockdaddy.com
4.2K 1.6K 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact

22. Hardcore Punk Rock Blog

Hardcore Punk Rock Blog California, US
Hardcore Punk Rock Blog shares hardcore music, podcasts, interviews, news and reviews.Punx In Solidarity has extensive knowledge of the punk rock underground. We are a committed and dedicated group of passionate punk rock music fans that enjoy the hardcore lifestyle.
punxinsolidarity.com
2.6K 1.3K 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact

23. Neon Filler Blog

Neon Filler Blog UK
Neon Filler was created in 2009 by Joe Lepper and Dorian Rogers. Since then it has grown to include articles by our wonderful bunch of contributors, regular Top 10 features and in 2011 we published our Top 100 Indie and Alternative Albums list. Indie Music UK is the home of indie and alt music website.
neonfiller.com/wor..
856 2.1K 1 post / week Sep 2010 Get Email Contact

24. Doubtful Sounds

Doubtful Sounds Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Doubtful Sounds is dedicated to bringing you the best news, reviews, interviews and associated ephemera from the wide world of music. From indie and americana to electronica, experimental and metal - we aim to keep you informed across a range of genres.
doubtfulsounds.net
1.7K 655 4 posts / month Get Email Contact

25. Alternative Reality

Alternative Reality Alternative Reality is an Alternative music blog, featuring alternative music reviews & discussion, 90's Albums Revisits, History of Rock, Holiday Music Playlists, and Special Editions.
alternativealbumsb..
5 posts / week Nov 2015 Get Email Contact

26. East of 8th Music Blog

East of 8th Music Blog Nashville, Tennessee, US
East of 8th covers all things in the indie and alternative music scene. Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, follow us for album and concert reviews, music festival coverage, music news, and curated playlists. Susan, a self-described life-long band nerd and strong advocate for proper grammar, began her musical adventures at age 9 at a piano keyboard. She named this blog East of 8th because she loves independent and alternative rock, and is lucky enough to live a just a few minutes east of its southern soul.
Also in Nashville Music Blogs
eastof8th.com
2.5K 1.5K 2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

27. Alternative Friday

Alternative Friday London, England, UK
Alternative Friday, which has grown into a music blog that champions talented new and independent musicians, and which covers an eclectic array of genres.
alternativefriday.com
14.5K 2K 1 post / month Get Email Contact

28. Immersed in cool music | Alternative Indie music

Immersed in cool music | Alternative Indie music Atlanta, Georgia, US
Carrie likes to explore all music genres, but mostly Alternative/Indie rock. Her music blog (www.immersedincoolmusic.com) started out as a wild, 31 day challenge of listening and finding music that connects her head and her heart. She have followers all over the world and she have shared talented bands that you may never have heard before.
immersedincoolmusi..
1K 499 2 posts / month Get Email Contact

29. Rock Sound

Rock Sound UK
Magazine brings you the latest rock, metal, pop-punk and metalcore music news and reviews, music videos and pictures. They are are the real alternative. has consistently been first to cover the best new bands (as well as the biggest ones) in the alternative world.
rocksound.tv/news
676.1K 407.2K 248.4K 30 posts / year Get Email Contact

30. Indie Music Filter

Indie Music Filter Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto-based music blog finding the best new music in the feeds. To the point track features, videos, quick reviews and streaming playlists.
indiemusicfilter.com
8K 18.4K Jan 2006 Get Email Contact

31. Overblown

Overblown UK
Overblown Webzine is a UK and Ireland based alternative music website funded by readers, with a focus on community and our readers. Overblown is all about subterreanean music. Whether it is post punk, shoegaze, sludge metal, or noise rock they want to bring these alternative music genres to the fore.
overblown.co.uk
7.7K 4.4K Get Email Contact

32. Indie Underground

Indie Underground London, England, UK
Indie Underground is the creative enterprise of Aaron McMillan and the Indie Underground Contributors. Discover share and support up-and-coming and current indie / alternative musicians, developing scenes.
indieunderground.ca
4.2K 3.6K Get Email Contact

33. SparkPlugged

SparkPlugged Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Fire begins with a spark and we hope we can spread it by plugging amazing music. We're all about great Japanese indie, rock, and electronic music. From the underground live houses to the event centers to the dark and dank clubs, we work to find fantastic music so we can share it, review it, and talk with the artists who created it.
sparkplugged.net
382 424 Get Email Contact

34. Fashion Grunge | Music

Fashion Grunge | Music US
In 2008 Lauren was living in New York City and with the birth of the blog culture she felt there was a void in the resurgence and appreciation of the visuals behind the grunge and alternative rock of the '90s. What first began as a blog, 7 years later has become a platform for emerging artists, designers, and an exploration of many creative passions.
fashiongrunge.com/..
110.6K 1.4K 34.1K 1 post / year Get Email Contact

35. Either/Or

Either/Or Dublin, Ireland
Either/Or is an alternative music lover's guide for all kinds of tunes - pop, rock, rap, electronica, dance, metal, lo-fi, punk, indie, alternative, post-rock, shoegaze, synthpop, ambient, acoustic and many more. Albums reviews, lists, and rankings.
eitherorreviews.com
1.2K 17 posts / year Get Email Contact

36. BarryGruff | Alternative/Rock

BarryGruff | Alternative/Rock Dublin, Ireland
BarryGruff is a music blog, based in Dublin, Ireland and the gist is pretty simple; to share some musical musings with a wider audience than my mates down the pub or wherever.
barrygruff.com/cat..
1.1K 2.6K 8 posts / year Get Email Contact

37. I Am The Industry | Alternative

I Am The Industry | Alternative New York, US
I Am The Industry is the only exclusive music hub for independent artists. We provide a platform for only the world's most talented and passionate artists to be featured. Our mission is to be the voice for emerging artists in an ever-changing music industry.
iamtheindustry.com..
333 257 92.2K Get Email Contact

38. RottenYoungEarth

RottenYoungEarth An alternative music blog. Find and explore new bands and their submissions on this blog.
rottenyoungearth.b..
1.2K Get Email Contact

39. Dr. Vinyl

Dr. Vinyl Brighton, England, UK
Keep up with articles from Dr. Vinyl.
drvinylmag.com
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40. Meeting with Music Makers

Meeting with Music Makers Bradford, England, UK
Christian Watson(writer, flaneur, resurrectionist) has met and befriended every music maker that has graced this world with their presence. Here, he tells the stories of the chance encounters that have led to so many close, personal friendships.
meetingwithmusicma..
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41. Primal Music

Primal Music Dublin, Ireland
Irish based music blog focusing on all things reverb, resonance, vibration & echo, shoegaze, ethereal dreampop, post-punk, modern psych rock.
Also in Irish Music Blogs
primalmusicblog.co..
534 14 posts / year Jan 2015 Get Email Contact

42. Record Crates United | Alternative Music

Record Crates United | Alternative Music Record Crates United is a home for wayward music. Artists and sounds from the past and present that may already have or at least deserve to have a cult following will have their time here. No matter if the artist is from a major label or self-releasing music from their apartment, everything can be reviewed here.
recordcratesunited..
1 Get Email Contact

43. Indie Interluded

Indie Interluded Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Indie Interluded is an alternative music blog. They are are indie interluded, a Toronto based indie music blog. Their passion is music and our goal is to make a site for every indie music fan. A place for all you enthusiastic culture-vultures to discuss, share and discover the very best that the indie music scene has to offer.
indieinterluded.com
64 95 Get Email Contact

44. mffm's Alternative Rock Music

mffm's Alternative Rock Music Germany
mffm is a Alternative Rock music channel, melodic, vocal Rock: Modern Rock, Post-Grunge, Alternative Metal, Christian Rock, Indie Rock, Vocal Rock & Ballads.
mffmbs.blogspot.com
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45. Holly Melissa Music

Holly Melissa Music A collection of Alternative Music articles, reviews, interviews, and shorter, more frequent blog-style posts. Holly Melissa reviews and recommends albums, records, books, and documentaries, all relating to alternative music. New and old are mixed in harmoniously because she believes good music never ages.
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6 posts / year Get Email Contact


Alternative Music Bloggers

Top Authors, Journalists, and Publishers covering Alternative Music. Get Spreadsheet.
Blogger Name Email Blog Link Total Blog Posts
MAGNET Staff magnetmagazine.com 2500
Djordje Miladinović thoughtswordsaction.com 2306
Bishal Roy alternativenation.net 859
Nora stereofox.com 756
Marela Bush chartattack.com 548
Dom Smith soundspheremag.com 459
Eduard alt77.com 459
Lu stereofox.com 430
Taylor Linzinmeir altpress.com 416
The Editor getalternative.com 363
Ivo stereofox.com 307
Dustin Schumacher alternativenation.net 282
Mark alternativealbumsblog.wordpress.com 277
Amelia Vandergast anrfactory.com 263
Mike Mazzarone alternativenation.net 249
Nasko stereofox.com 220
Editor soundspheremag.com 170
Kwase Lane altpress.com 169
Anne Erickson audioinkradio.com 148
Brett Buchanan alternativenation.net 143
Felix Hagan chartattack.com 105
Ryan Barham spectralnights.com 90
Cat Badra audioinkradio.com 84
JP Ervin altpress.com 78
Augusta Battoclette altpress.com 74
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Alternative Music Blogs By Country

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Country No. of Blogs
UK Alternative Music Blogs 14