alternative pop


Definition of alternative pop 

: pop music that has broad appeal but that is produced by performers who are outside the musical mainstream and that is typically regarded as more original, eclectic, or musically or intellectually challenging than most pop music

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The city welcomed the festival in its first year, 1995, when not many people wanted an alternative pop-punk festival playing in their neighborhood. Lizzie Stokes, San Antonio Express-News, "Vans Warped Tour stops in San Antonio for the final time," 5 July 2018 That the show features two full sets from two ascending artists adds to the appeal. Opener: Parisian alternative pop artist Darius. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Top Milwaukee concerts this week: MØ and Cashmere Cat, George Clinton and more," 1 Feb. 2018 Just think about the alternative pop culture reality that could have been! Emma Dibdin, Cosmopolitan, "Jennifer Lawrence Auditioned To Play Serena In Gossip Girl," 15 Sep. 2017

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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