Raman analysis of the E2 mode of AlxGal-xN in the composition range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 is presented. The lineshape was observed to exhibit a significant asymmetry and broadening toward the high energy range. The spatial correlation model is discussed, and is shown to account for the lineshape. The model calculations also indicate the lack of a long-range order in the CVD (chemical vapor deposition) alloys. These results were confirmed by X-ray scattering: the relative intensity of the superlattice line was found to be negligible. The line broadening of the E2 mode was found to exhibit a maximum at a composition x∼0.5 indicative of a random disordered alloy system. The stress state of the alloys was found to be tensile and was attributed to the difference in the thermal expansion coefficients of the SiC substrate and the film.