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Sadcore is a subgenre occasionally identified by music journalists to describe examples of alternative rock characterised by bleak lyrics, downbeat melodies and slower tempos. The term is an example of use of the suffix "-core". It is a loose definition and does not describe a specific movement or scene. It is categorised by Allmusic's reference guide as music "by and for the depressed". Sadcore is synonymous with the term Slowcore, and both share the distinction of often being dismissed as a label by the bands they would describe.
LA Weekly called Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) the "Queen of Sadcore". In 2006, the News Record used the term to refer to Arab Strap, describing their sound as "a lot like the band's native Scotland: dark, cold, rainy and depressing" as well as "aggressive and somber."
The term is still current in pop culture. Lana Del Rey's musical style has been described as "Hollywood sadcore". In regards to her song, "Blue Jeans", MTV journalist Nicole James noted the neologism is a "music buzz word" floating around the music blogosphere.
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Fri, 24 May 2013 08:29:09 -0700
Highlights include the man behind oddball 1980′s Indian Acid record “Ten ragas to the Disco Beat” Charanjit Singh, the sadcore r'n'b of How to Dress Well, Lee Gamble's rave experiments and a bruising set from Teutonic techno titan Shed. In the evening ...
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 05:02:11 -0700
Picture Lana Del Rey's "hollywood sadcore" songwriting mashed up with Florence Henderson-like vocals (although Lizzy's are more controlled). The result is refreshing and I'm very interested in seeing them get more exposure through "Game of Thrones." ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 06:54:35 -0700
Нет, ну то есть, это, конечно, минорная и ночная музыка, но уж точно не sadcore какой-нибудь. Даже в саунде больше воздуха, пространства, меньше нарочитой блюз-роковой черствости, «земельности». Гаан привнес какую-то толику, извините ...
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:44:15 -0700
Chinawoman'ın, evinde synthesizer başında kendi başına kotardığı deneysel pop parçalarını tanıdık sadcore şarkılardan ayıran en belirgin özellik, Rus müziğinden ve genel olarak da Doğu Avrupa'dan esinler. Sanatçı, samelovemusic'ten Craig White'a ...
Sun, 05 May 2013 19:58:02 -0700
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