US Alternative Rock

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US Alternative Rock

The definition of alternative can encompass so many things: hard rock thrashers like Badflower and their OK I’M SICK album; 20/20 Vision, a collection of political anthems by legendary punk rockers Anti-Flag, the bubbly indie pop of Sunflower Bean’s Twentytwo in Blue. Even Young Jesus’ post-rock epic Welcome To Conceptual Beach. The one thing that unites these daring, brilliant records is personal expression. You can almost feel that this music that had to be made by its creators. These undefinable records serve as a sprawling ode to rock’s most dynamic offshoot – an alternative to the mainstream. An inspiration to those who believe art is precious.

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What will I be listening to?

Your box will include hand picked albums from our current collection of eight albums:

A Place in the Sun

Grey Daze

Twentytwo in Blue
Sunflower Bean

The World is Yours 2
Rich the Kid

Welcome to Conceptual Beach
Young Jesus

'59 sound
Gaslight anthem

OK, Im Sick


What's in the box?

2x or 3x surprise albums

Each VinylBox contains carefully selected albums; a headliner, a household name and a hidden gem. (Don’t worry, before we ship, you can take a peek and veto an album or two.)

2x Exclusive Art Cards

Partnering with the EMI Archive Trust, each VinylBox contains two beautiful art cards, depicting moments from music history.

1x VinylBox sleeve note

Our beautiful sleeve notes produced in collaboration Universal Music’s uDiscover team offer stories into some of music’s most fascinating movements, artists and albums.

About this collection

Introducing US Alternative Rock

Alternative rock was initially defined as anything outside of the mainstream, a vague titling that emerged in the 1970s to encompass everything that was happening within the underground. But, as more strands of non-traditional rock music began forming in the 1980s and early 1990s, the tag began to take shape, representing the rise of college rock radio, indie rock, shoegaze, and grunge
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Dan Smith

Dan Smith is one of the heads of music at VinylBox, an MA in the subject he has studied, worked and produced in the sector and is passionate about delivering and sharing the best in every genre.


"I received my box today and was completely thrilled! Such a great selection, love the quality of the information included in the box and the postcards are a great touch. Have already recommend to friends!"

Ida Weatherall

"Good selection of vinyl, all new and packaged well. The art cards received are nice doubling up as post cards on the back. Value for money is tip top too and would recommend as a means of finding new music and broadening your collection."

Dan Robinson

"So happy with everything. I ordered one of the collections as a gift and it all went swimmingly. The delivery was as promised and the surprise of the actual records was such fun. My friend loved them! What a great idea for a gift."

Caroyln Soper