College rock was a term used in the United States to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term “alternative” came into common usage. So named because it was primarily played on campus radio stations, these bands combined the experimentation of post-punk and New Wave with a more melodic pop style and an underground sensibility.
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- The Feelies – Moscow Nights
- R.E.M. – Harborcoat
- R.E.M. – Oddfellows Local 151
- They Might Be Giants – Cowtown
- R.E.M. – Finest Worksong