mallcore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mall +‎ -core, since it may be played as background music in shopping centres.

Noun[edit]

mallcore (uncountable)

  1. (slang, derogatory, music) Popular music that is overproduced, mainstream, corporately controlled, etc., as opposed to popular music that is independent or artistic.
    • 2004, Ian Christe, Sound of the beast:
      [] a time when the hardcore scene badly needs to overthrow the mallcore bands, the naughty yet non-threatening pop punk groups who wear their tattoos like designer labels instead of inner scars.
  2. (informal, derogatory, music) nu metal.[1][2]
    • 2009, Munson the Destroyer, WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE TO HATE SLIPKNOT:
      Troves of angst-ridden, mall-invading teens adopted Slipknot as their patron-saint back in 1999 (when the band’s self-titled debut came out), instantly earning the band a “mallcore” seal of disapproval by their critics

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallcore : Dictionary
  2. ^ Tommy Udo, Brave Nu World, 2002, Sanctuary Publishing, page 16, →ISBN

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