Definition of adult alternative
: a radio programming format targeted toward adults and providing usually softer or more up-tempo music from a variety of popular genres … the band's lyrics should traverse red state/blue state boundaries, just as its music finds a happy medium between esoteric indie rock and coffeehouse-streaming adult alternative. — John Thomason, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), 28 Apr. 2010 —often used before another noun … 24 hours of music programming including jazz, blues and adult alternative music. — Bob Karlovits, Pittsburgh Tribune, 16 July 2011 … a concert and dining facility that houses the studios of a popular adult alternative radio station … — Jeff Schlegel, New York Times, 18 May 2011 The transcendent 2005 album Plans is a classic, nominated for a Grammy for best adult alternative album. — Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen, 2 July 2011
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