Timeline of alternative rock


Timeline of alternative rock

This is a timeline of alternative rock, from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present.

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1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - See also

1965

*Newly formed bands
**The Velvet Underground

1967

*Albums
**The Velvet Underground - "The Velvet Underground and Nico"

1976

* Newly formed bands
** The Cure
** The Fall
** Siouxsie & the Banshees
** U2
** XTC

1977

* Newly formed bands
** The Feelies
** X

*Events
** Twin/Tone Records is founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota

1978

* Newly formed bands
** Bauhaus
** Echo & the Bunnymen
** Public Image Ltd.
** Pulp (as Arabacus Pulp)

* Events
** Manchester journalist and nightclub manager Tony Wilson founds Factory Records
** Rough Trade Records is founded in London.
** SST Records is founded in Long Beach, California by Greg Ginn.

1979

* Newly formed bands
** Cocteau Twins
** Fastbacks
** Felt
** Hüsker Dü
** The Replacements
** Social Distortion

* Events
** Bauhaus release their single for "Bela Lugosi's Dead", which is generally viewed as the first ever gothic rock song
** Touch and Go is founded in Chicago, Illinois
** Sub Pop is founded as the fanzine "Subterranean Pop" in Seattle, Washington.

1980

* Newly formed bands
** Depeche Mode
** Minutemen
** Mission of Burma
** Meat Puppets
** New Order
** R.E.M.
** The Sisters of Mercy

* Albums
** Bauhaus - "In the Flat Field"
** The Feelies - "Crazy Rhythms"

* Events
** Dischord Records is founded in Washington D.C. by Ian MacKaye
** Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis hangs himself, the rest of the band continue as New Order.

1981

* Newly formed bands
** 10,000 Maniacs
** Butthole Surfers
** Dream Syndicate
** James
** Ministry
** Sonic Youth

* Albums
** Bauhaus - "Mask"
** The Cure - "Faith"
** Mission of Burma - "Signals, Calls and Marches"
** New Order - "Movement"
** Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Juju"

1982

* Newly formed bands
** Beat Happening
** Big Black
** Faith No More
** Guadalcanal Diary
** The Pogues
** The Smiths
** Spacemen 3

* Albums
** Bauhaus - "The Sky's Gone Out"
** The Cure - "Pornography"
** Dream Syndicate - "The Days of Wine and Roses"
** The Fall - "Hex Enduction Hour"
** Mission of Burma - "Vs."
** R.E.M. - "Chronic Town" EP
** Siouxsie & the Banshees - "A Kiss in the Dreamhouse"
** Sonic Youth - "Sonic Youth"
** Violent Femmes - "Violent Femmes"

* Events
** The Haçienda nightclub opens in Manchester, England.

1983

* Newly formed bands
** American Music Club
** Camper Van Beethoven
** The Flaming Lips
** Green River
** The Housemartins
** Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
** Phish
** Red Hot Chili Peppers
** Soul Asylum
** They Might Be Giants
** Throwing Muses
** The Tragically Hip

* Disbandments
** Bauhaus
** Mission of Burma

* Albums
** Bauhaus - "Burning from the Inside"
** Big Black - "Bulldozer" EP
** Cocteau Twins - "Head Over Heels"
** Depeche Mode - "Construction Time Again"
** New Order - "Power, Corruption & Lies"
** R.E.M. - "Murmur"
** Sonic Youth - "Confusion Is Sex"

* Events
** R.E.M.'s album "Murmur" is named Rolling Stone's best album of 1983.
** Creation Records is founded by Alan McGee.

1984

* Newly formed bands
** Dinosaur Jr
** Jane's Addiction
** The Jesus and Mary Chain
** The Lemonheads
** Melvins
** My Bloody Valentine
** The Offspring
** Primal Scream
** Soundgarden
** The Wedding Present
** Ween
** Yo La Tengo

* Albums
** Butthole Surfers - "Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac"
** Cocteau Twins - "Treasure"
** Depeche Mode - "Some Great Reward"
** Guadalcanal Diary - "Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man"
** Hüsker Dü - "Zen Arcade"
** Meat Puppets - "Meat Puppets II"
** Minutemen - "Double Nickels on the Dime"
** R.E.M. - "Reckoning"
** Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Red Hot Chili Peppers"
** The Replacements - "Let It Be"
** Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Hyæna"
** The Smiths - "The Smiths"
** Violent Femmes - "Hallowed Ground"

* Events
** Sonic Youth vocalist/guitarist Thurston Moore gets married to his bandmate, vocalist/bassist Kim Gordon.

1985

* Newly formed bands
** Guided by Voices
** Happy Mondays
** Love and Rockets
** Mr. Bungle
** Pixies
** Pussy Galore
** Screaming Trees
** The Stone Roses

* Disbandments
** Minutemen

* Albums
** Big Black - "Atomizer"
** Kate Bush - "Hounds of Love"
** Camper Van Beethoven - "Telephone Free Landslide Victory"
** The Cure - "The Head on the Door"
** Dinosaur Jr. - "Dinosaur"
** Faith No More - "We Care a Lot"
** The Fall - "This Nation's Saving Grace"
** Green River - "Come on Down"
** Hüsker Dü - "New Day Rising"
** Hüsker Dü - "Flip Your Wig"
** The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Psychocandy"
** Love and Rockets - "Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven"
** Meat Puppets - "Up on the Sun"
** New Order - "Low-Life"
** R.E.M. - "Fables of the Reconstruction"
** The Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Freaky Styley"
** The Replacements - "Tim"
** The Sisters of Mercy - "First and Last and Always"
** The Smiths - "Meat Is Murder"
** Sonic Youth - "Bad Moon Rising"

* Events
** The Minutemen's D. Boon dies in a car crash on December 22.
** The Feelies reunite.

1986

* Newly formed bands
** The Afghan Whigs
** Galaxie 500
** Goo Goo Dolls
** Inspiral Carpets
** The La's
** Manic Street Preachers (as Betty Blue)
** No Doubt
** The Posies
** Primus
** Radiohead (as On a Friday)
** Sebadoh
** The Sugarcubes

* Albums
** Butthole Surfers - "Rembrandt Pussyhorse"
** Depeche Mode - "Black Celebration"
** The Fall - "Bend Sinister"
** The Feelies - "The Good Earths"
** Guadalcanal Diary - "Jamboree"
** Hüsker Dü - "Candy Apple Grey"
** Love and Rockets - "Express"
** New Order - "Brotherhood"
** R.E.M. - "Lifes Rich Pageant"
** The Smiths - "The Queen Is Dead"
** Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Tinderbox"
** Sonic Youth - "EVOL"
** They Might Be Giants - "They Might Be Giants"
** Violent Femmes - "The Blind Leading the Naked"
** XTC - "Skylarking"

* Events
** MTV begins airing 120 Minutes, a program devoted to videos by alternative artists
** "NME" magazine in the UK releases the C86 cassette compilation, which becomes a seminal release in British indie rock.

1987

* Newly formed bands
** Alice in Chains
** Fugazi
** Green Day
** The Jesus Lizard
** Local H
** Nirvana
** Slint
** Uncle Tupelo

* Disbandments
** Hüsker Dü
** The Smiths

* Albums
** 10,000 Maniacs - "In My Tribe"
** Big Black - "Songs About Fucking"
** Butthole Surfers - "Locust Abortion Technician"
** The Cure - "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me"
** Depeche Mode - "Music for the Masses
** Dinosaur Jr. - "You're Living All Over Me"
** Faith No More - "Introduce Yourself"
** Guadalcanal Diary - "2X4"
** Guided By Voices - "Devil Between My Toes"
** Guided By Voices - "Sandbox"
** Hüsker Dü - ""
** Jane's Addiction - "Jane's Addiction"
** The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Darklands"
** Love and Rockets - "Earth, Sun, Moon"
** Pixies - "Come on Pilgrim"
** Primal Scream - "Sonic Flower Groove"
** R.E.M. - "Document" (breakthrough)
** The Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Uplift Mofo Party Plan"
** The Replacements - "Pleased to Meet Me"
** The Sisters of Mercy - "Floodland"
** The Smiths - "Strangeways, Here We Come"
** Sonic Youth - "Sister"
** U2 - "The Joshua Tree"

* Events
** R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" unexpectedly becomes a Top Ten hit on the American pop charts, helping to increase alternative rock's mainstream profile and earning the band a major label deal.

1988

* Newly formed bands
** Barenaked Ladies
** Better Than Ezra
** The Boo Radleys
** The Breeders
** Live
** Lush
** Mother Love Bone
** Mudhoney
** Nine Inch Nails
** Ride
** The Smashing Pumpkins
** Sublime

* Disbandments
** Big Black
** Green River
** The Housemartins

* Albums
** Butthole Surfers - "Hairway to Steven"
** Cocteau Twins - "Blue Bell Knoll"
** Dinosaur Jr. - "Bug"
** The Feelies - "Only Life"
** Fugazi - "Fugazi" EP
** The Happy Mondays - "Bummed"
** Robyn Hitchcock - "Globe of Frogs"
** Jane's Addiction - "Nothing's Shocking"
** Morrissey - "Viva Hate"
** Mudhoney - "Superfuzz Bigmuff" EP
** Peter Murphy - "Love Hysteria"
** My Bloody Valentine - "Isn't Anything"
** Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Tender Prey"
** R.E.M. - "Green"
** Pixies - "Surfer Rosa"
** Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Peepshow"
** Sonic Youth - "Daydream Nation"
** Soundgarden - "Ultramega OK"
** The Sugarcubes - "Life's Too Good"
** They Might Be Giants - "Lincoln"

* Events
** Mother Love Bone and Mudhoney form from members of Green River after they break up.
** Sub Pop begins the Sub Pop Singles Club
** Hillel Slovak, guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers dies from a heroin overdose
** "Rolling Stone" names R.E.M. "America's Best Rock 'n' Roll Band" and places them on the cover.

1989

* Newly formed bands
** 311
** Blind Melon
** Blur
** Hole
** Mazzy Star
** Neutral Milk Hotel
** Pavement
** Red House Painters
** Spiritualized
** Suede
** Superchunk
** Teenage Fanclub
** Toadies
** The Verve

* Disbandments
** Guadalcanal Diary
** Dream Syndicate

* Albums
** The Cure - "Disintegration"
** Faith No More - "The Real Thing" (breakthrough)
** Fugazi - "Margin Walker" EP
** Goo Goo Dolls - "Jed"
** Guadalcanal Diary - "Flip-Flop"
** Guided By Voices - "Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia"
** The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Automatic"
** Love and Rockets - "Love and Rockets"
** Meat Puppets - "Monsters"
** Ministry - "The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste"
** Mudhoney - "Mudhoney"
** Nine Inch Nails - "Pretty Hate Machine"
** Nirvana - "Bleach"
** Pixies - "Doolittle"
** Primal Scream - "Primal Scream"
** Primus - "Suck on This"
** The Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Mother's Milk"
** Slint - "Tweez"
** Soundgarden - "Louder Than Love"
** The Stone Roses - "The Stone Roses"
** Violent Femmes - "3"

* Events
** New Order, Public Image Ltd., and the Sugarcubes embark on the "Monsters of Alternative Rock" tour.
** Matador Records is founded.
** The documentary film "101" is released, telling the story of how Depeche Mode became a major draw in the United States without any major radio airplay and climaxing with their famous Rose Bowl concert in Pasadena, California.

1990

* Newly formed bands
** Catherine Wheel
** The Cranberries
** Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
** Kyuss
** Pearl Jam
** Rage Against the Machine
** Stone Temple Pilots

* Disbandments
** Camper Van Beethoven
** Mother Love Bone

* Albums
** 311 - "Dammit!"
** 311 - "Downstairs EP"
** Alice in Chains - "Facelift"
** The Breeders - "Pod"
** Cocteau Twins - "Heaven or Las Vegas"
** Depeche Mode - "Violator"
** Fugazi - "Repeater"
** Goo Goo Dolls - "Hold Me Up"
** Guided By Voices - "Same Place The Fly Got Smashed"
** The Happy Mondays - "Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches"
** Jane's Addiction - "Ritual de lo Habitual"
** The La's - "The La's"
** Morrissey - "Bona Drag"
** Mother Love Bone - "Apple"
** Mudhoney - "Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles"
** Peter Murphy - "Deep"
** Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "The Good Son"
** Pixies - "Bossanova"
** Primus - "Frizzle Fry"
** Ride - "Nowhere"
** The Sisters of Mercy - "Vision Thing"
** They Might Be Giants - "Flood"
** Social Distortion - "Social Distortion"
** Sonic Youth - "Goo"
** Uncle Tupelo - "No Depression"
** Ween - ""

* Events
** Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone is found dead.
** The KROQ Acoustic Christmas concert airs for the first time.
** Sonic Youth signs with DGC records.

1991

* Newly formed bands
** AFI
** Candlebox
** Dave Matthews Band
** HIM
** Luna
** Luscious Jackson
** Oasis
** Sponge
** Stereolab

* Disbandments
** Galaxie 500
** Jane's Addiction
** The Replacements
** Spacemen 3

* Albums
** 311 - "Unity"
** Barenaked Ladies - "The Yellow Tape"
** Blur - "Leisure"
** Dinosaur Jr. - "Green Mind"
** Fugazi - "Steady Diet of Nothing"
** The Jesus Lizard - "Goat"
** Kyuss - "Wretch"
** Live - "Mental Jewelry"
** Morrissey - "Kill Uncle"
** Mr. Bungle - "Mr. Bungle"
** Mudhoney - "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge"
** My Bloody Valentine - "Loveless"
** Nirvana - "Nevermind" (breakthrough)
** Pearl Jam - "Ten" (breakthrough)
** Pixies - "Trompe le Monde"
** Primal Scream - "Screamadelica"
** Primus - "Sailing the Seas of Cheese"
** R.E.M. - "Out of Time"
** Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" (breakthrough)
** Sebadoh - "Sebadoh III"
** Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Superstition"
** Slint - "Spiderland"
** The Smashing Pumpkins - "Gish"
** Soundgarden - "Badmotorfinger" (breakthrough)
** Matthew Sweet - "Girlfriend"
** Teenage Fanclub - "Bandwagonesque"
** Temple of the Dog - "Temple of the Dog"
** Throwing Muses - "The Real Ramona"
** U2 - "Achtung Baby"
** Violent Femmes - "Why Do Birds Sing?"

* Events
** Nirvana releases "Nevermind", popularizing grunge in the mainstream, especially due to the hit single "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
** Temple of the Dog, made up of members of Soundgarden and the newly formed Pearl Jam, releases their only album as a tribute to Andrew Wood.
** The first ever Lollapalooza takes place.
** The first Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album is given out.
** In a legendary Manic Street Preachers interview by NME journalist Steve Lamacq, Richey James Edwards carved the words "4 Real" into his arm with a razor blade to prove the band's sincerity in music.

1992

* Newly formed bands
** Ash
** Bush
** The Cardigans
** Elastica
** Everclear
** Our Lady Peace
** Porno for Pyros
** Reel Big Fish
** Silverchair
** Soul Coughing
** Stereophonics (as Tragic Love Company)
** Weezer

* Disbandments
** The Feelies
** The Happy Mondays
** Pixies
** The Sugarcubes

* Albums
** 311 - "Hydroponic"
** Alice in Chains - "Dirt" (breakthrough)
** Alice in Chains - "Sap" EP
** Tori Amos - "Little Earthquakes"
** Barenaked Ladies - "Gordon"
** Blind Melon - "Blind Melon" (breakthrough)
** Catherine Wheel - "Ferment"
** The Cure - "Wish"
** Faith No More - "Angel Dust"
** Gin Blossoms - "New Miserable Experience" (breakthrough)
** Guided By Voices - "Propellor"
** PJ Harvey - "Dry"
** The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Honey's Dead"
** The Jesus Lizard - "Liar"
** Kyuss - "Blues for the Red Sun"
** L7 - "Bricks Are Heavy"
** The Lemonheads - "It's a Shame About Ray"
** Manic Street Preachers - "Generation Terrorists"
** Ministry - ""
** Morrissey - "Your Arsenal"
** Mudhoney - "Piece of Cake"
** Nine Inch Nails - "Broken" EP
** Nirvana - "Incesticide"
** Pavement - "Slanted and Enchanted"
** R.E.M. - "Automatic for the People"
** Rage Against the Machine - "Rage Against the Machine" (breakthrough)
** Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion"
** Sonic Youth - "Dirty"
** Soul Asylum - "Grave Dancer's Union" (breakthrough)
** Stone Temple Pilots - "Core" (breakthrough)
** Sugar - "Copper Blue"
** They Might Be Giants - "Apollo 18"
** Ween - "Pure Guava"

* Events
** Alternative rock fully breaks into the American mainstream consciousness, as albums and singles by bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, R.E.M., Soul Asylum, and Nine Inch Nails reach the Top 40 of the "Billboard" charts.
** The grunge speak hoax appears in the November 15 issue of "The New York Times".
** Trent Reznor founds Nothing Records.
** The movie "Singles" is released.
** The movie "1991 - The Year Punk Broke" is released.
** Merge Records is founded by members of Superchunk
** Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist John Frusciante quits the band; he returns in 1998.

1993

* Newly formed bands
** Black Grape
** Collective Soul
** Filter
** Folk Implosion
** Garbage
** Modest Mouse
** Jimmy Eat World
** Presidents of the United States of America
** Soul Coughing
** Super Furry Animals
** Veruca Salt

* Disbandments
** Public Image Ltd.

* Albums
** 311 - "Music" (breakthrough)
** Bjork - "Debut"
** Blur - "Modern Life Is Rubbish"
** The Breeders - "Last Splash" (breakthrough)
** Butthole Surfers - "Independent Worm Saloon"
** The Cranberries - "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" (breakthrough)
** Depeche Mode - "Songs of Faith and Devotion"
** Dinosaur Jr. - "Where You Been"
** The Fall - "The Infotainment Scan"
** The Flaming Lips - "Transmissions from the Satellite Heart"
** Fugazi - "In on the Kill Taker"
** Goo Goo Dolls - "Superstar Car Wash"
** Guided By Voices - "Vampire on Titus"
** PJ Harvey - "Rid of Me"
** The Juliana Hatfield Three - "Become What You Are"
** The Lemonheads - "Come on Feel the Lemonheads"
** Manic Street Preachers - "Gold Against the Soul"
** Mazzy Star - "So Tonight That I Might See"
** Mudhoney - "Five Dollar Bob's Mock Cooter Stew"
** Nirvana - "In Utero"
** Pearl Jam - "Vs."
** Liz Phair - "Exile in Guyville"
** Porcupine Tree - "Up the Downstair"
** Porno for Pyros - "Porno for Pyros"
** Primus - "Pork Soda"
** Radiohead - "Pablo Honey"
** The Smashing Pumpkins - "Siamese Dream" (breakthrough)
** Stereolab - "Transient Random Noise Bursts With Announcements"
** Suede - "Suede"
** U2 - "Zooropa"

* Events
** The first ever KROQ Weenie Roast concert airs.
** Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder appears on the cover of the October 25 issue of TIME Magazine as part of their feature article on the rising popularity of the grunge movement
** Nirvana plays "MTV Unplugged" on November 18.
** Mazzy Star has some success with the single "Fade into You", becoming the biggest hit for dream pop in the mainstream.
** Former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro joins the Red Hot Chili Peppers after numerous guitarist changes.

1994

* Newly formed bands
** Foo Fighters
** Godspeed You! Black Emperor
** Muse (as Rocket Baby Dolls)
** Placebo
** The Rasmus
** Sigur Rós
** Sleater-Kinney
** Snow Patrol
** Supergrass

* Disbandments
** Nirvana
** Uncle Tupelo

* Albums
** 311 - "Grassroots"
** Alice in Chains - "Jar of Flies" EP
** Barenaked Ladies - "Maybe You Should Drive"
** Beck - "Mellow Gold" (breakthrough)
** Blur - "Parklife"
** Jeff Buckley - "Grace" (breakthrough)
** Bush - "Sixteen Stone"
** Collective Soul - "Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid"
** The Cranberries - "No Need to Argue"
** Dinosaur Jr. - "Without a Sound"
** Green Day - "Dookie" (breakthrough)
** Guided by Voices - "Bee Thousand"
** Hole - "Live Through This" (breakthrough)
** The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Stoned & Dethroned"
** Kyuss - "Welcome to Sky Valley"
** Live - "Throwing Copper" (breakthrough)
** Manic Street Preachers - "The Holy Bible"
** Meat Puppets - "Too High to Die"
** Morrissey - "Vauxhall and I"
** Nine Inch Nails - "The Downward Spiral" (most commercially successful album)
** Nirvana - "MTV Unplugged in New York"
** Oasis - "Definitely Maybe" (breakthrough)
** Pavement - "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain"
** Pearl Jam - "Vitalogy"
** Liz Phair - "Whip-Smart"
** Primal Scream - "Give Out But Don't Give Up"
** Pulp - "His 'n' Hers" (breakthrough)
** R.E.M - "Monster"
** Sonic Youth - "Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star"
** Soundgarden - "Superunknown"
** Stereolab - "Mars Audiac Quintet"
** The Stone Roses - "Second Coming"
** Stone Temple Pilots - "Purple"
** Suede - "Dog Man Star"
** They Might Be Giants - "John Henry"
** Toadies - "Rubberneck" (breakthrough)
** Veruca Salt - "American Thighs"
** Ween - "Chocolate and Cheese"
** Weezer - "Weezer (The Blue Album)"

* Events
** Kurt Cobain of Nirvana dies on April 5; his body is found April 8.
** Kristen Pfaff of Hole dies on June 16.
** Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" becomes a hit single; some cite it as the last major hit of the grunge era.
** The Offspring releases "Smash", becoming one of the best selling albums from an independent record label of all time. Along with the release of Green Day's "Dookie", it repopularizes punk rock in the mainstream.
** The term post-rock is coined by Simon Reynolds to describe the music of the likes of Stereolab and Disco Inferno
** Manic Street Preachers' Richey James Edwards is admitted to a psychiatric hospital around the release of "The Holy Bible" and misses some shows.
** The Brett Anderson/Bernard Butler songwriting partnership of Suede is ended when Butler is fired from the band by Anderson.
** Weezer hits it big with "Undone (The Sweater Song)" and "Buddy Holly". The music video for Buddy Holly is included on the Windows 95 operating system disc.
** Beck's debut single "Loser (Beck song)" becomes the 1st alternative track to reach number one on the Billboard magazine charts.

1995

* Newly formed bands
** Blue October
** Days of the New
** Kill Hannah
** Mad Season
** Matthew Good Band
** Mogwai
** Mojave 3
** The Rentals
** Wilco

* Disbandments
** American Music Club
** Kyuss
** Meat Puppets

* Albums
** 311 - "311" (breakthrough)
** Alice in Chains - "Alice in Chains"
** Better Than Ezra - "Deluxe"
** Bjork - " Post "
** Black Grape - "It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah"
** Blind Melon - "Soup"
** Blur - "The Great Escape"
** Collective Soul - "Collective Soul"
** Elastica - "Elastica"
** Everclear - "Sparkle and Fade"
** Faith No More - "King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime"
** The Flaming Lips - "Clouds Taste Metallic"
** Foo Fighters - "Foo Fighters"
** Fugazi - "Red Medicine"
** Garbage - "Garbage"
** Goo Goo Dolls - "A Boy Named Goo" (breakthrough)
** Green Day - "Insomniac"
** Guided By Voices - "Alien Lanes"
** Incubus - "Fungus Amongus"
** PJ Harvey - "To Bring You My Love"
** Kyuss - "...And the Circus Leaves Town" (final album)
** Lush - "Lovelife"
** Mad Season - "Above"
** Matthew Good Band - "Last of the Ghetto Astronauts"
** Ministry - "Filth Pig"
** Alanis Morissette -"Jagged Little Pill" (breakthrough)
** Morrissey - "Southpaw Grammar"
** Mr. Bungle - "Disco Volante"
** Mudhoney - "My Brother the Cow"
** No Doubt - "Tragic Kingdom" (breakthrough)
** Oasis - "(What's the Story) Morning Glory"
** Our Lady Peace - "Naveed"
** Pavement - "Wowee Zowee"
** Primus - "Tales from the Punchbowl"
** Pulp - "Different Class"
** Radiohead - "The Bends"
** Red Hot Chili Peppers - "One Hot Minute"
** Red House Painters - "Ocean Beach"
** The Rentals - "Return Of (The Rentals)"
** Silverchair - "Frogstomp" (breakthrough)
** Siouxsie & the Banshees - "The Rapture"
** The Smashing Pumpkins - "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"
** Sonic Youth - "Washing Machine"
** Wilco - "A.M."

* Events
** Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon is found dead on October 21.
** Third wave ska becomes popular, with bands such as No Doubt, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, and Sublime seeing commercial success.
** Richey James Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers disappears on February 1.
** The "Battle of Britpop" occurs between Blur and Oasis when they release their "Country House" and "Roll With It" singles on the same day.
** Alan Wilder leaves Depeche Mode, claiming lack of credit for the band's work and Dave Gahan's battle with drugs as primary reasons for leaving. The band continues as a three-piece band.
** The film "Empire Records" is released, featuring a soundtrack of notable alternative rock acts as The Cranberries, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Better than Ezra and the hit single "Til I Hear it From You" by the Gin Blossoms.

1996

* Newly formed bands
** A
** Belle & Sebastian
** Camera Obscura
** Matchbox Twenty

* Disbandments
** The Pogues
** Siouxsie & the Banshees
** The Stone Roses
**Sublime

* Albums
** Alice in Chains - "Unplugged"
** Barenaked Ladies- "Rock Spectacle"
** Beck - "Odelay"
** Belle & Sebastian - "If You're Feeling Sinister"
** Belle & Sebastian - "Tigermilk"
** Better Than Ezra - "Friction, Baby"
** Blind Melon - "Nico"
** Bush - "Razorblade Suitcase"
** Butthole Surfers - "Electriclarryland" (breakthrough)
** The Cure - "Wild Mood Swings"
** The Cranberries - "To the Faithful Departed"
** Dave Matthews Band - "Crash"
** Gin Blossoms - "Congratulations… I'm Sorry"
** Guided By Voices - "Under the Bushes, Under the Stars"
** Guided By Voices - "Tonics and Twisted Chasers"
** Kula Shaker - "K"
** Local H - "As Good as Dead"
** Manic Street Preachers - "Everything Must Go" (first album as a three-piece)
** Matchbox Twenty - "Yourself or Someone Like You"
** Nirvana - "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah"
** Pearl Jam - "No Code"
** Phish - "Billy Breathes"
** Placebo - "Placebo"
** Porno for Pyros - "Good God's Urge"
** Rage Against the Machine - "Evil Empire"
** Red House Painters - "Songs for a Blue Guitar"
** R.E.M. - "New Adventures in Hi-Fi"
** Sleater-Kinney - "Call the Doctor"
** Soundgarden - "Down on the Upside"
** Stereolab - "Emperor Tomato Ketchup"
** Stone Temple Pilots - "Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop"
** Superdrag - "Regretfully Yours" (breakthrough)
** They Might Be Giants - "Factory Showroom"
** Ween - "12 Golden Country Greats"
** Weezer - "Pinkerton"
** Wilco - "Being There"

* Events
** The Smashing Pumpkins' touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin dies of an overdose on July 12 while using heroin with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Chamberlin is subsequently fired and the band continues as a three-piece until his return in 1999.
** Alice in Chains makes their last appearance on "MTV Unplugged".
** "Hype!", a documentary about the grunge scene of the early 1990s, is released.
** R.E.M. sign a new deal with Warner Bros. worth $80 million. At the time, it was the largest record contract in history.
** Bradley Nowell of the third-wave ska band Sublime dies of a heroin overdose. The band splits up soon after Nowell's death.
**Beck's album "Odelay" gains critical acclaim for heavy sampling by the Dust Brothers spearheading the electronica movement.

1997

* Newly formed bands
** Coldplay
** Death Cab for Cutie
** Queens of the Stone Age
** The Shins
** The White Stripes

* Disbandments
** Cocteau Twins
** Gin Blossoms
** Porno for Pyros
** Soundgarden - believed by many to signal the end of grunge's mainstream success [St. Peter Times staff writer (1997). [http://web.stargate.net/soundgarden/articles/stpete_4-97.shtml "Soundgarden's End Called the End of Grunge"] Stargate.net (accessed September 27, 2006)]
** Throwing Muses

* Albums
** 311 - "Transistor"
** A - "How Ace Are Buildings"
** Bjork - " Homogenic"
** Blur - "Blur"
** Collective Soul - "Disciplined Breakdown"
** Dinosaur Jr. - "Hand It Over"
** Everclear - "So Much for the Afterglow"
** Faith No More - "Album of the Year"
** Foo Fighters - "The Colour and the Shape"
** Green Day - "Nimrod"
** Guided By Voices - "Mag Earwhig!"
** Incubus - "Enjoy Incubus"
** Incubus - "S.C.I.E.N.C.E."
** Live - "Secret Samadhi"
** Matthew Good Band - "Underdogs"
** Modest Mouse - "The Lonesome Crowded West"
** Morrissey - "Maladjusted"
** Oasis - "Be Here Now"
** Our Lady Peace - "Clumsy"
** Pavement - "Brighten the Corners"
** Primal Scream - "Vanishing Point"
** Primus - "Brown Album"
** Radiohead - "OK Computer"
** Radiohead - "Airbag/How Am I Driving?"
** Silverchair - "Freak Show"
** Sleater-Kinney - "Dig Me Out"
** Stereolab - "Dots and Loops"
** Stereophonics - "Word Gets Around"
** Suede - "Coming Up"
** Veruca Salt - "Eight Arms to Hold You"
** The Verve - "Urban Hymns"
** Ween - "The Mollusk"

* Events
** Jane's Addiction reunites; later that year, they disband again.
** On hiatus while Scott Weiland is in rehab, members of Stone Temple Pilots form Talkshow; the new band lasts for only a short time.
** Solo artist Jeff Buckley dies on 29 May as a result of accidental drowning in the Mississippi River.
** R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announces his retirement; the rest of the band continue as a three-piece.
** Oasis' "Be Here Now" becomes the UK's fastest selling album

1998

* Newly formed bands
** Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
** Doves
** Gorillaz
** Interpol
** The Strokes
** The Cooper Temple Clause
** The Rapture

* Disbandments
** Black Grape
** Faith No More
** Lush

* Albums
** 311 - "Live"
** 311 - "Omaha Sessions"
** Barenaked Ladies - "Stunt"
** Beck - "Mutations"
** Belle & Sebastian - "The Boy with the Arab Strap"
** Better Than Ezra - "How Does Your Garden Grow?"
** Fugazi - "End Hits"
** Jerry Cantrell - "Boggy Depot"
** Garbage - "Version 2.0"
** Goo Goo Dolls - "Dizzy Up the Girl"
** Hole - "Celebrity Skin"
** James Iha - "Let It Come Down"
** Manic Street Preachers - "This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours"
** Alanis Morissette - "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie"
** Mudhoney - "Tomorrow Hit Today"
** Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
** Oasis - "The Masterplan"
** Pearl Jam - "Yield"
** Pulp - "This Is Hardcore"
** Liz Phair - "Whitechocolatespaceegg"
** Placebo - "Without You I'm Nothing"
** Porcupine Tree - "Stupid Dream"
** Queens of the Stone Age - "Queens of the Stone Age"
** R.E.M. - "Up"
** The Smashing Pumpkins - "Adore"
** Sonic Youth - "A Thousand Leaves"
** Soul Coughing - "El Oso" (final album)
** Scott Weiland - "12 Bar Blues"

* Events
** For the first year since it began, Lollapalooza does not take place, and goes on hiatus for six years.
** Bauhaus reunite.
** John Frusciante returns to the Red Hot Chili Peppers after a six year hiatus.

1999

* Newly formed bands
** A Perfect Circle
** Broken Social Scene
** The Vines

* Disbandments
** Blind Melon - after years of struggling to continue on without Shannon Hoon.
** The Jesus Lizard
** The Jesus and Mary Chain
** Love and Rockets
** Luscious Jackson
** Pavement
** The Verve

* Albums
** 311 - "Soundsystem"
** A.F.I - "Black Sails in the Sunset"
** A - "A vs. Monkey Kong"
** Beck - "Midnite Vultures"
** Blur - "13"
** Collective Soul - "Dosage"
** Chris Cornell - "Euphoria Morning"
** The Cranberries - "Bury the Hatchet"
** The Flaming Lips - "The Soft Bulletin"
** Foo Fighters - "There Is Nothing Left to Lose"
** Guided By Voices - "Do the Collapse"
** Incubus - "Make Yourself"
** Matthew Good Band - "Beautiful Midnight"
** Mr. Bungle - "California"
** Muse - "Showbiz"
** Nine Inch Nails - "The Fragile"
** Our Lady Peace - "Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch"
** Pavement - "Terror Twilight"
** Primus - "Antipop"
** Rage Against the Machine - "The Battle of Los Angeles"
** Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Californication"
** The Rentals - "Seven More Minutes"
** Silverchair - "Neon Ballroom"
** Sleater-Kinney - "The Hot Rock"
** Stone Temple Pilots - "No. 4"
** Suede - "Head Music"
** The White Stripes - "The White Stripes"
** Wilco - "Summerteeth"

* Events
** The No WTO Combo attempts to play at the WTO Meeting of 1999, but are unable to do so due to conflicts with the police.

2000

* Newly formed bands
** Kings of Leon
** The Stills
** Yeah Yeah Yeahs

* Disbandments
** At the Drive-In
** Rage Against the Machine
** The Rentals
** Screaming Trees
** The Smashing Pumpkins
** Soul Coughing

* Albums
** A.F.I. - "The Art of Drowning"
** A Perfect Circle - "Mer de Noms"
** At the Drive-In - "Relationship of Command"
** Barenaked Ladies - "Maroon"
** Coldplay - "Parachutes"
** Collective Soul - "Blender"
** The Cure - "Bloodflowers"
** Elastica - "The Menace"
** Everclear - ""
** Everclear - ""
** Green Day - "Warning:"
** Modest Mouse - "The Moon and Antarctica"
** No Doubt - "Return of Saturn"
** Oasis - "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants"
** Pearl Jam - "Binaural"
** Placebo - "Black Market Music"
** Primal Scream - "XTRMNTR"
** Queens of the Stone Age - "Rated R"
** Radiohead - "Kid A"
** Rage Against the Machine - "Renegades"
** Sleater-Kinney - "All Hands on the Bad One"
** The Smashing Pumpkins - "Machina/The Machines of God"
** The Smashing Pumpkins - "Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music"
** Sonic Youth - "NYC Ghosts & Flowers"
** U2 - "All That You Can't Leave Behind"
** Ween - "White Pepper"

* Events
** The Smashing Pumpkins announce their breakup, and play a farewell concert on December 2.
** The Smashing Pumpkins release "Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music" for free to music downloaders on the internet.
** The Meat Puppets reunite.

2001

* Newly formed bands
** Audioslave
** Franz Ferdinand
** The Libertines
** My Chemical Romance
** TV on the Radio
** Zwan
** The Zutons

* Disbandments
** The Afghan Whigs
** Elastica
** Fastbacks
** Toadies

* Albums
** 311 - "From Chaos"
** Better Than Ezra - "Closer"
** Bjork - "Vespertine"
** Butthole Surfers - "Weird Revolution"
** Camera Obscura - "Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi"
** The Cranberries - "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee"
** Dave Matthews Band - "Everyday"
** Fugazi - "The Argument"
** Gorillaz - "Gorillaz"
** Guided By Voices - "Isolation Drills"
** Incubus - "Morning View"
** Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American" (breakthrough)
** Manic Street Preachers - "Know Your Enemy"
** Matthew Good Band - "The Audio of Being"
** Muse - "Origin of Symmetry"
** New Order - "Get Ready"
** No Doubt - "Rock Steady"
** Our Lady Peace - "Spiritual Machines"
** R.E.M. - "Reveal"
** Radiohead - "Amnesiac"
** The Shins - "Oh, Inverted World"
** Stone Temple Pilots - "Shangri-La Dee Da"
** The Strokes - "Is This It"
** They Might Be Giants - "Mink Car"
** Weezer - "Weezer (The Green Album)"
** The White Stripes - "White Blood Cells" (breakthrough)

* Events
** The Matthew Good Band breaks up. Good continues as a solo artist.
** Manic Street Preachers become first major modern band to play a gig in Cuba. The gig is attended by Fidel Castro

2002

* Newly formed bands
** Arctic Monkeys
** Bloc Party
** The Fray
** The Killers
** Razorlight

* Disbandments
** Bush
** Hole
** Alice in Chains

* Albums
** A - "Hi-Fi Serious"
** Audioslave - "Audioslave"
** Beck - "Sea Change"
** The Breeders - "Title TK"
** Jerry Cantrell - "Degradation Trip"
** Coldplay - "A Rush of Blood to the Head"
** The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"
** Foo Fighters - "One by One"
** Goo Goo Dolls - "Gutterflower"
** Guided By Voices - "Universal Truths and Cycles"
** Hot Hot Heat - "Make Up the Breakdown"
** Interpol - "Turn on the Bright Lights"
** The Libertines - "Up the Bracket"
** Muse - "Hullabaloo"
** My Chemical Romance - "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love"
** Oasis - "Heathen Chemistry"
** Our Lady Peace - "Gravity"
** Pearl Jam - "Riot Act"
** Porcupine Tree - "In Absentia"
** Primal Scream - "Evil Heat"
** Queens of the Stone Age - "Songs for the Deaf"
** Red Hot Chili Peppers - "By the Way"
** Silverchair - "Diorama"
** Sleater-Kinney - "One Beat"
** Sonic Youth - "Murray Street"
** The Vines - "Highly Evolved"
** Weezer - "Maladroit"
** Wilco - "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" (breakthrough)

* Events
** Layne Staley of Alice in Chains dies on April 5; his body is found days later.
** Jane's Addiction reunite again.
** Nirvana's "You Know You're Right", a previously unreleased song, becomes a hit single.
** Gin Blossoms reunite.

2003

* Newly formed bands
** Arcade Fire
** Babyshambles
** Kaiser Chiefs

* Disbandments
** The Cranberries
** Stone Temple Pilots
** Zwan

* Albums
** 311 - "Evolver"
** AFI - "Sing The Sorrow"
** A Perfect Circle - "Thirteenth Step"
** Barenaked Ladies - "Everything To Everyone"
** Blur - "Think Tank"
** Camera Obscura - "Underachievers Please Try Harder"
** Cat Power - "You Are Free"
** The Cooper Temple Clause - "Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose"
** Death Cab for Cutie - "Transatlanticism"
** The Fall - "The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click)"
** Guided by Voices - "Earthquake Glue"
** Jane's Addiction - "Strays"
** Kings of Leon - "Youth and Young Manhood"
** The Mars Volta - "De-Loused in the Comatorium"
** Matthew Good - "Avalanche"
** Muse - "Absolution" (breakthrough)
** Placebo - "Sleeping with Ghosts"
** Primus - "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People"
** Radiohead - "Hail to the Thief"
** The Rasmus - "Dead Letters"
** The Shins - "Chutes Too Narrow"
** Streetlight Manifesto - "Everything Goes Numb"
** The Strokes - "Room on Fire"
** TV on the Radio - "Young Liars"
** The White Stripes - "Elephant"
** Zwan - "Mary Star of the Sea"

* Events
** The first Lollapalooza in 6 years takes place.
** Elliott Smith dies

2004

* Newly formed bands
** The Dead 60s
** Louis XIV
** The Tears

* Disbandments
** The Libertines
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
** Phish
** Suede

* Albums
** A Perfect Circle - "eMOTIVe"
** Arcade Fire - "Funeral"
** Ash - " Meltdown
** Melissa Auf der Maur - "Auf der Maur"
** Bjork - " Medulla "
** Collective Soul - "Youth"
** The Cure - "The Cure"
** Franz Ferdinand - "Franz Ferdinand"
** Green Day - "American Idiot"
** Guided By Voices - "Half-Smiles of the Decomposed"
** Incubus - "A Crow Left of the Murder"
** Interpol - "Antics"
** Jimmy Eat World - "Futures"
** Kaiser Chiefs "Employment"
** Kings of Leon - "Aha Shake Heartbreak" (UK release)
** The Killers - "Hot Fuss"
** The Libertines - "The Libertines"
** Manic Street Preachers - "Lifeblood"
** Matthew Good - "White Light Rock & Roll Review"
** Ministry - "Houses of the Molé"
** Modest Mouse - "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" (breakthrough)
** Morrissey - "You Are the Quarry"
** My Chemical Romance - "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge" (breakthrough)
** R.E.M. - "Around the Sun"
** Sonic Youth - "Sonic Nurse"
** Stereolab - "Margerine Eclipse"
** They Might Be Giants - "The Spine"
** TV on the Radio - "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes"
** U2 - "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"
** The Used - "In Love and Death"
** The Vines - "Winning Days"
** Wilco - "A Ghost Is Born"

* Events
** Influential British DJ John Peel, whose advocacy helped increase the profiles of many punk and alternative acts, dies on October 25.
** The Pixies reunite and release a new single entitled "Bam Thwok".
** Lollapalooza is cancelled due to low ticket sales.
** Brett Anderson quits Suede and reunites with former Suede bandmate Bernard Butler to form The Tears.
** Red Hot Chili Peppers release their first ever live album "Live in Hyde Park". The album was recorded during the three record breaking shows performed in Hyde Park, London. The shows broke the record for the most money made at a live show (a record previously held by The Beatles).

2005

* Newly formed bands
** Dirty Pretty Things
** The Horrors
** The View
** The Raconteurs

* Disbandments
** Guided by Voices
** Luna

* Albums
** 311 - "Don't Tread on Me"
** A - "Teen Dance Ordinance"
** Audioslave - "Out of Exile"
** Beck - "Guero"
** Bloc Party - "Silent Alarm"
** Jimmy Chamberlin Complex - "Life Begins Again"
** Coldplay - "X&Y"
** Billy Corgan - "TheFutureEmbrace"
** Dave Matthews Band - "Stand Up"
** The Dead 60s - "The Dead 60s"
** Death Cab for Cutie - "Plans" (breakthrough)
** Depeche Mode - "Playing the Angel"
** Foo Fighters - "In Your Honor"
** Franz Ferdinand - "You Could Have It So Much Better"
** The Fray - "How to Save a Life"
** Garbage - "Bleed Like Me"
** Gorillaz - "Demon Days"
** Hot Hot Heat - "Elevator"
** Kaiser Chiefs - "Employment"
** Kings of Leon - "Aha Shake Heartbreak" (US release)
** New Order - "Waiting for the Sirens' Call"
** Nine Inch Nails - "With Teeth"
** Oasis - "Don't Believe the Truth"
** Our Lady Peace - "Healthy in Paranoid Times"
** Porcupine Tree - "Deadwing"
** Queens of the Stone Age - "Lullabies to Paralyze"
** The Rasmus - "Hide From The Sun"
** Sleater-Kinney - "The Woods"
** Supergrass - "Road to Rouen"
** Weezer - "Make Believe"
** The White Stripes - "Get Behind Me Satan"

* Events
** U2 are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
** Billy Corgan announces his intention to reform The Smashing Pumpkins after 5 years of disbanding.
** Audioslave become only the second major rock band to play a gig in Cuba, following Manic Street Preachers in 2001.
** Garbage announce a long hiatus after their final show supporting "Bleed Like Me".
** The surviving members of Alice in Chains reform to play their first concert in nine years at a Tsunami benefit concert with former Damageplan vocalist Pat Lachman. The band launches a world tour with William Duvall taking the vocal spot, while many guests vocalists perform at various shows, including Maynard James Keenan, Billy Corgan and Phil Anselmo.

2006

* Newly formed bands
** Los Campesinos

* Disbandments
**Sleater-Kinney
**Grandaddy

* Albums
** AFI - "Decemberunderground"
** Arctic Monkeys - "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"
** Audioslave - "Revelations"
** Barenaked Ladies - "Barenaked Ladies Are Me"
** Beck - "The Information"
** Blue October - "Foiled"
** Camera Obscura - "Let's Get Out of This Country"
** The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife"
** Incubus - "Light Grenades"
** The Killers - "Sam's Town"
** The Mars Volta - "Amputechture"
** Ministry - "Rio Grande Blood"
** Morrissey - "Ringleader of the Tormentors"
** Muse - "Black Holes and Revelations"
** My Chemical Romance - "The Black Parade"
** Pearl Jam - "Pearl Jam"
** Placebo - "Meds"
** The Raconteurs - "Broken Boy Soldiers"
** Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Stadium Arcadium"
** Sonic Youth - "Rather Ripped"
** Regina Spektor - "Begin to Hope" (breakthrough)
** Stereolab - "Fab Four Suture"
** The Strokes - "First Impressions of Earth"
** TV on the Radio - "Return to Cookie Mountain"
** The Vines - "Vision Valley"
** Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Show Your Bones"
** Thom Yorke - "The Eraser"

* Events
** The Smashing Pumpkins officially reunite, issuing an announcement on their website in April.
** Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth appear in the season finale of "Gilmore Girls", along with their daughter, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore.
** Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens dies.
** In an interview, A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan announces that there are no firm intentions to continue with the band, and that the band is most likely over. [ [http://www.fourtheye.net/?p=256 Keenan announcement on Fourheye.net] ]
** Alice in Chains reforms, featuring Comes With The Fall singer William DuVall replacing Layne Staley who died in 2002

2007

*Disbandments
**Audioslave
**The Cooper Temple Clause

*Albums
**Arcade Fire - "Neon Bible" (breakthrough)
**Arctic Monkeys - "Favourite Worst Nightmare"
**Ash - "Twilight of the Innocents"
**Babyshambles - "Shotter's Nation"
**Barenaked Ladies - "Barenaked Ladies Are Men"
**Bjork - "Volta"
**Bloc Party - "A Weekend in the City"
**Bright Eyes - "Cassadaga"
**Chris Cornell - "Carry On"
**Foo Fighters - "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace"
**Interpol - "Our Love to Admire"
**Jimmy Eat World - "Chase This Light"
**Kaiser Chiefs - "Yours Truly, Angry Mob"
**Kings of Leon - "Because of the Times"
**Klaxons - "Myths Of The Near Future"
**Manic Street Preachers - "Send Away the Tigers"
**Maxïmo Park - "Our Earthly Pleasures"
**Modest Mouse - "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank"
**Nine Inch Nails - "Year Zero"
**Porcupine Tree - "Fear of a Blank Planet"
**Queens of the Stone Age - "Era Vulgaris"
**Radiohead - "In Rainbows"
**The Smashing Pumpkins - "Zeitgeist"
**The Shins - "Wincing the Night Away"
**White Stripes - "Icky Thump"
**Wilco - "Sky Blue Sky"

*Events
**R.E.M. are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
**The Jesus and Mary Chain reunite
**Rage Against the Machine reunite
**The Smashing Pumpkins perform their first concerts since 2000
**Conflicting reports are released about the status of New Order, with bassist Peter Hook insisting that band has broken up, while Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris have issued a statement denying Hook's statements.
**Factory Records founder Tony Wilson dies.
**The Verve reunite
**My Bloody Valentine reunite, and announce plans to release a third album that they have been working on since 1996.
**Radiohead releases "In Rainbows" over the internet and allow fans to set their own price gaining major acclaim.

2008

*Disbandments
** Bauhaus

*Albums
** Bauhaus - "Go Away White"
** Beck - "Modern Guilt"
** Bloc Party - "Intimacy"
** The Breeders - "Mountain Battles"
** British Sea Power - "Do You Like Rock Music?"
** Cat Power - "Jukebox"
** Coldplay - "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends"
** Death Cab for Cutie - "Narrow Stairs"
** Kings of Leon - "Only by the Night"
** Nine Inch Nails - "Ghosts I–IV"
** Nine Inch Nails - "The Slip"
** The Raconteurs - "Consolers of the Lonely"
** R.E.M. - "Accelerate"
** The Smashing Pumpkins - "American Gothic" EP
** Vampire Weekend - "Vampire Weekend"
** The Vines - "Melodia"
** Weezer - "Weezer"

*Events
** Love & Rockets reunite
** Stone Temple Pilots reunite

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*Timeline of punk rock


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