Alternative rock is often the answer for listeners looking for a slightly different sound from the conventional. Tracing its roots from the underground scene of the late 70s up to the 80s, it was an "alternative" from the mainstream rock and pop-rock music available.Now a genre of its own, alternative rock maintains the same expanse and openness in its musicality.

To keep your rock playlist fresh and edgy, here are four of the most wished-for American alternative rock vinyl records, only from Amazon.

A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay's second studio album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" was released in August 2002. The landmark alternative rock and post-Britpop album spawned some of the band's most enduring hits.

One of its songs, "The Scientist," peaked at No. 10 on the UK charts and No. 34 on the US Adult Top 40 chart.

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This popular album also spawned the hits "In My Place," "Clocks," and "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face." Get your vinyl record of this Grammy Award-winning album, only on Amazon. Enjoy an hour of easy Coldplay listening with its 11-track setlist.

Your Body Above Me

Perhaps the most underrated among the popular albums in this list, Black Lab has made this masterpiece into somewhat of a cult classic. "Your Body Above Me" is the band's debut alternative rock album. It was initially released as a three-sided vinyl record with the artwork on its fourth, blank side.

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It was released in 1997, two years before the band left Geffen Records. It spawned two hits, "Wash It Away" and "Time Ago." Both songs received heavy rotation across local radio stations in the country. Get your copy of "Your Body Above Me" in different formats on Amazon.

Dookie

A landmark work for alternative rock and punk rock, "Dookie," marks Green Day's major-label debut. This popular album, released in 1994, would cement Green Day as a punk-rock icon of the 90s.

Lead songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong has poured his own experiences about boredom, relationships, and sexuality. Its hit tracks "Basket Case," "Longview," "When I Come Around," and "She" have become some of their many fan-favorites.

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It also won a Grammy Award for the Best Alternative Album back in 1995. Own this vinyl record, sporting the original 1994 cover art design, from Amazon. Go back to simpler times and experience how Dookie began the voice of a growing generation. Its vinyl record format contains the original 14-track setlist, including songs written by Mike Dirnt (Emenius Sleepus) and Tre Cool (FOD)

Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits

Are you difficulty choosing which popular Foo Fighters album to get your hands on? Worry no more with their Greatest Hits compilation. It takes the finest selection from their six previous albums up that point. The sixteen-track setlist includes three previously unreleased tracks, available only to fans who have a copy of this popular album.

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While Dave Grohl would have preferred waiting for their retirement before taking the "Greatest Hits" route, the label disagreed. In fact, the liner notes for the album, including this Amazon available vinyl record, has Grohl's sentiments over it. He noted that it shouldn't be confused with the band's "Best Songs" or "Favorite Songs." But with Foo Fighter's music, grab a bundle of their songs, and you'll wind up with some hits and favorites.

For your ever-growing vinyl collection, see Have The Time of Your Life With These Green Day Vinyl Records and The Ones We Love: R.E.M. Vinyl Records To Start Playing Now