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Indie pop (also typeset as indie-pop or indiepop) is a music genre and subculture that combines guitar pop with DIY ethic in opposition to the style and tone of mainstream pop music. [1]

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Age of Chance

Age of Chance were a British alternative rock-dance crossover band from Leeds, England active from 1985 to 1991.

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Alan McGee

Alan McGee (born 29 September 1960) is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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Anorak (slang)

"Anorak" is a British slang which refers to a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects.

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Beat Happening

Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982.

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Beat Happening (album)

Beat Happening is the debut album by Beat Happening, released in 1985 through K Records.

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Bob Stanley (musician)

Bob Stanley (born 25 December 1964 in Horsham, Sussex, England) is a British musician, journalist, author, and film producer.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded <!-- DO NOT CAPITALIZE -->the Beach Boys.

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Burt Bacharach

Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David.

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C86 is a cassette compilation released by the British music magazine NME in 1986, featuring new bands licensed from British independent record labels of the time.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Catchiness is how easy it is for one to remember a song, tune or phrase.

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CD86 (album)

CD86: 48 Tracks from the Birth of Indie Pop is a compilation album of artists from the original C86 era, released in 2006 by Sanctuary Records.

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Chamber pop

Chamber pop (sometimes called ork-pop, short for "orchestral pop") is a style of rock music characterized by an emphasis on melody and texture, the intricate use of strings, horns, piano, and vocal harmonies, and other components drawn from the orchestral and lounge pop of the 1960s.

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Cherry Red Records

Cherry Red Records is a British independent record label founded by Iain McNay in 1978.

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Chillwave is a music microgenre that emerged in the late 2000s.

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DIY ethic

DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.

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Dream pop

Dream pop (or dreampop) is a subgenre of alternative rock and neo-psychedelia that developed in the 1980s.

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Dunedin sound

The Dunedin sound was a style of indie pop music created in the southern New Zealand university city of Dunedin in the early 1980s.

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Everett True

For the cartoon character, see The Outbursts of Everett True. Everett True (born Jeremy Andrew Thackray 21 April 1961) is an English music journalist and musician, who grew up in Chelmsford, Essex.

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A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.

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Garage rock

Garage rock (sometimes called 60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals in the last several decades.

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Grand Royal

Grand Royal was the Los Angeles, California-based vanity record label set up in 1992 by the Beastie Boys in conjunction with Capitol Records after the group left Def Jam Recordings.

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Independent record label

An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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Indie rock

Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.

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Jangle pop

Jangle pop is a subgenre of pop rock that emphasizes trebly, ringing guitars (usually 12-string electrics) and 1960s-style pop melodies.

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John Peel

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist.

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Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.

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K Records

K Records is an independent record label in Olympia, Washington founded in 1982.

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.

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Lo-fi music

Lo-fi (originally spelled low-fi and alternately called DIY) is an aesthetic of recorded music in which the sound quality is lower than the usual contemporary standards (the opposite of high fidelity) and imperfections of the recording and production are audible.

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Louis Philippe (musician)

Philippe Auclair (24 June 1959), also known by his moniker Louis Philippe, is a French singer-songwriter, musician, news correspondent and football journalist who has been active from the mid-1980s onwards.

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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood, Caerphilly and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes).

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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

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Matador Records

Matador Records is an independent record label, with a roster of mainly indie rock, but also punk rock, experimental rock, alternative rock, and electronic acts.

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Melody Maker

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.

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Neil Taylor (journalist)

Neil Taylor (born 1959), was an English music journalist.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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Nicky Wire

Nicholas Allen Jones (born 20 January 1969), known as Nicky Wire, is the lyricist, bassist and occasional vocalist with the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.

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New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.

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Noise pop

Noise pop is a subgenre of alternative rock, or more specifically indie rock, that developed in the mid-1980s in the UK and US that mixes dissonant noise or feedback with the songcraft more often found in pop music.

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A pejorative (also called a derogatory term, a slur, a term of abuse, or a term of disparagement) is a word or grammatical form expressing a negative connotation or a low opinion of someone or something, showing a lack of respect for someone or something.

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Pitchfork (website)

Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.

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Pizzicato Five

Pizzicato Five (formerly typeset as Pizzicato V and sometimes abbreviated to P5)Yang Jeff, Dina Can, Terry Hong, (1997) Eastern Standard Time pg 277 New York: Mariner Books was a Japanese pop band formed in Tokyo in 1979 by multi-instrumentalists Yasuharu Konishi and Keitaro Takanami.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Pop punk

Pop punk (also known as punk-pop) is a music genre that fuses elements of pop music with punk rock.

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Pop rock

Pop rock (also typeset as pop/rock) is rock music with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft, and less emphasis on attitude.

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PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture.

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Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.

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Postcard Records

Postcard Records is a Glasgow-based independent record label founded by Alan Horne in 1979, as a vehicle for releases by Orange Juice and Josef K. The label's motto was "The Sound of Young Scotland", a parody/tribute to the Motown motto; its logo featured a cartoon cat beating a drum.

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Psychedelic music

Psychedelic music (sometimes psychedelia) covers a wide range of popular music styles and genres influenced by 1960s psychedelia, a subculture of people who used psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline and DMT to experience visual and auditory hallucinations, synesthesia and altered states of consciousness.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Recording contract

A recording contract (commonly called a record contract or record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote.

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Saint Etienne (band)

Saint Etienne are an English band from London, formed in 1990.

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Sarah Records

Sarah Records was a UK independent record label active in Bristol between 1987 and 1995, best known for its recordings of indie pop, which it released mostly on 7" singles.

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Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980–1989

Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980–1989 is a 5-disc compilation album that features 134 songs from indie pop artists from the 1980s.

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is an eclectic form of pop music and an aesthetic that flourished in the mid to late 1990s.

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Japan Times

The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.

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The Jasmine Minks

The Jasmine Minks are a British indie pop band, whose early singles were amongst the first releases by Creation Records.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983.

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The June Brides

The June Brides are an English indie pop group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue.

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The Pastels

The Pastels are an independent music group from Glasgow, formed in 1981.

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The Quietus

The Quietus is a British online music and pop culture magazine, focusing on arts news, reviews, and features.

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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965).

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The Week

The Week is a weekly news magazine with editions in the United Kingdom and United States.

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Twee pop

Twee pop is a subgenre of indie pop that originates from the 1986 NME compilation C86.

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Uncut (magazine)

Uncut magazine, trademarked as UNCUT, is a monthly publication based in London.

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An underachiever is a person who fails to achieve his or her potential or does not do as well as expected.

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Underground music

Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.

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