The only thing that bothers me about the classification of music is these lazy labels people have invented like "alternative rock" and "college rock." That "alt" tag especially annoys me as I've heard it used not just for rock but also country. A talented band like The Jayhawks get put under the "alt-country" label because they are a little bit country, pop, and rock....but not enough of anyone genre to fall directly under that label. I can see the OP arguing that this is why we don't need labels but I would say we just need better labels in cases like this. The alt tag has become such a crutch that it's carried over into politics too with the "alt right" movement. It's another example of how lazy we are as a society that we cannot come up with a unique label for something and default to the handy "alt" tag instead.