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See also: överdriven
- Driven too hard; exhausted
- (music) Characteristic of overdrive
2007 February 18, Ben Ratliff, “Soft Balladry, Raw Angularity and Beats With Heavy Feet”, New York Times:
- Intertwining, staccato rhythmic patterns by overdriven guitars and basses — the kind of thing that makes rock critics say “angular” in their sleep — used to be merely a sign of semi-competence; now it’s a trademark post-punk device with 30 years of formidable history.