#1
This is a pretty dumb question but i never really understood, what does Alternative and Experimental mean (the genre definition, obviously) ?
#4
alternative is different from the current mainstream, albeit still not underground, and experimental is trying to do something noone has done before.
#5
Alternative means your parents don't want you to listen to it and you can feel all rebellious for doing so.

Experimental means that even the artists are sure people will hate it, but pretend what they're doing is groundbreaking.
#6
It means that alternative and experiemental artists (such as myself) can put out whatever the hell we want and call it "indie, alternative, experimental".
#7
experimental = trying to get a listenable tune out of something that is usually not necessarily listenable
#8
Alternative is like rock with a twist, like the cure and oasis and stuff

Experimental is usually really effects heavy and/or trippy. Lots of crazy stuff. Tends to be mixed in with other genres
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#9
Experimental - pushing boundaries of music with new ideas and concepts

Alternative - It's a definable genre of music, sub-genre of rock.
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#11
Quote by Vermintide
Alternative means your parents don't want you to listen to it and you can feel all rebellious for doing so.

Experimental means that even the artists are sure people will hate it, but pretend what they're doing is groundbreaking.

This, plus overuse of widdly-widdly riffs that doesn't fit in.
#12
Alternative isn't an alternative, it's as mainstream as the river Dee... and experimental is something that's relatively un-identifiable in regular genre terms.
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