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Dream pop

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Dream pop
Stylistic origins: New wave, Post-punk
Cultural origins: Early '80s Europe
Typical instruments: Guitar, Synthesizers
Mainstream popularity: Small to medium
Derivative forms: Space rock - Shoegazing

Dream pop is a type of alternative rock that originated in the early 1980s when bands like the Cocteau Twins began twisting New Wave melodies into sonic, echoing textures and mumbled vocals. The term was mostly used in the United States. In the late 1980s, several varieties of dream pop emerged, primarily in Britain. These included shoegazing and space rock. More recently bands like the Dandy Warhols have had the label attributed to them.


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