Mainstream is what’s the new trend. when one “style” gets old, a new one is reborn, a mainstream person is
someone who jumps from trend to trend so that they fit in with the rest of the crowd. Mainstream is being what society thinks you should be, and look like.
Avril lavigne took the casual wearage of the tie,something “underground” and unique, and turned it into something everyone wears, she turned it into something “normal”, a trend. mainstream.
A person (or more commonly persons) which follow the common/accepted/most seemingly popular trend. The trends are normally labeled, causing a divide of those who conform and do not conform (non-conformists) until the non-conformists become the common trend, creating a cycle.
Today’s common mainstream trends are labeled as ’emo’ (Many of these titles are misused). The older term for the jumping of trends is ‘Fashionista or Fashionister’
The brainwash big businesses put out. They feed young adults with worthless movies and music. The trend. All very fake, they put out whatever is in style. Many are too filtered out by the mainstream’s brainwash to wake up.
Very few mainstream artists are worth listening to.
“Reality” Tv shows would be an example. They saw how people watched Survivor, and they fed off it.
“Swimming in the mainstream- Is such a lame, lame dream.” – Rollins/Black Flag
A gigantic brainwashing cover that the media and the government uses to blindly mislead people into all going the same way. Mainstream should die. I hate people nowadays because they are all the same: Same trend, same bland as pigshit personalities, and same predjudice. Rap is known for influencing mainstream. So is Hip-Hop.
Mainstream should die.
The bane of the elite, mainstream media (mostly musical) receives constant abuse from many listeners of underground/unsigned bands/musicians.
A band is often labled mainstream when it attempts to appeal to a wider audience, such as when Slipknot released ‘The Subliminal Versus’, or Cradle of Filth’s more recent releases.
Of course the most topical band on this subject at the moment is Green Day. After releasing ‘American Idiot’, the elitist hoards (as opposed to the pop-culture masses) cried out curses of ‘Selling Out’.
Unfortunatly this will never end, because there must always be an underdog, and elitism is blessed cross to bear.
Although one must ask the question, out of the mainstream and the underground, which is the oppressor, and which is the oppressed…
Brian was a big Green Day fan, and would wash his corn flakes down with Longview every morning.
One day he turned on the radio and a song came on called American Idiot, and he quite liked it. He was humming it as he walked to school before realising that eveyone else was as well.
My God, his favourite band had become popular! It was no longer his alone, it belonged to the unwashed hoards now!
Falling to his knees, tearing his Basket Case t-shirt and looking up into the downpour of rain, he declaired unto the Heavens, “I HAVE NO SON!” before realising that he really did have no son and was actually pissed about his band’s success.
People say that if you hang around in the bushes outside of Brian’s house at night, you can still hear the faint tones of When I Come Around over his weeping.
This word lives a double life. On the one hand, it can describe something that is legitimately popular because it is good. However, through the hipster douche movement, the phrase “this ___ is mainstream” is used almost as often as “I love PBR” and “I need some more baby powder and Crisco to fit in my jeans.”
According to many hipsters (or at least the obnoxiously arrogant ones), any musical artist that is signed to a label, sells music online or attracts more than a dozen people to his/her show is “mainstream,” a “sellout,” or any other word they found in their thesaurus they bought with their parents money.
One definition: “The band broke into the rock mainstream with its smash hit (insert song here).”
The newer definition: “Screw (insert band name here), that band is so mainstream. Come on, guys. Let’s all dress in an identical manner and listen to music Pitchfork tells us is cool.”
Whatever shit is forced upon teenagers(sheep) by MTV and other corporate cunts. The shit that true metalheads fight against.
Rap is mainstream, just another fucking trend. in 20 years, no one will remember it