Definitions

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  • noun slang, derogatory, music Popular music that is bland, mainstream, corporately controlled, etc., as opposed to popular music that is independent or artistic.

Etymologies

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mall +‎ -core, influenced by genre names like hardcore and metalcore.

Examples

  • Every time a new mallcore band pops up, you are usually one of the first to buy their CDs at FYE, in the mall.

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  • You obstinately deny the influence of rap in mallcore even though many of them claim rap influence.

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  • You think real metallers have never outsmarted a mallcore nerd and foolishly try to fight them.

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  • You think people who don't like mallcore don't listen to it because they can't understand it.

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  • You think Tool is talented because they sound different from other mallcore bands.

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  • You think people who don't like mallcore can't take "hard music."

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  • Yeah, it's like the new Nightmare Before Christmas for mallcore kids.

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  • The Recher Theatre in Towson hosts a slew of mallcore / pop-punk / etc. bands in

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  • (2004-10-18, 10: 54 p.m.) 118 ways to tell you are a mallcore kid

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