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    What is termed as "mainstream"?

    Here's my thought about what's mainstream and what's not.

    I would consider mainstream as a band that has at least a few hits on the radio and is well known, such as:
    -Incubus
    -Red Hot Chili Peppers
    -STP
    -Pearl Jam
    -REM
    -U2
    -Fuel
    -Seether
    -Chevelle
    -almost every 60's, 70's, and 80's band

    I would consider bands that have hardly any hits but are known by quite a few people as a term I like to call semi-mainstream, such as:
    -Mushroomhead
    -Slipknot (they don't play radio hits much)
    -In Flames
    -Shadows Fall
    -Thousand Foot Krutch
    -From Zero
    -Ra

    I would consider bands that play next to zero radio hits and are not well known as not mainstream, such as:
    -Drill
    -Mad At Gravity
    -Lifer
    -Injected
    -Vulgar Pigeons
    -Nullset
    -Sugarcoma
    -and local bands

    Of course, I'm not including country, hip-hop, or anything else because I don't listen to them, so counting those would be naive.

    So what are your views on this? Agree/disagree. Hopefully no flaming.

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    What about greenday? I hear one of their songs everyday.
    *Do you have the time, to listen to me whine?*

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    mainstream is more of a rock/indy/punk term. the ones who sign record contracts with big production lables to me are considered mainstream

    the ones that still do their concerts down in the basements of random peoples houses and burn their own CDs arent mainstream or "sell outs"

    think dashboard confessional before they went all wierd and emo (they werent always like that!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Loose_Cannon
    mainstream is more of a rock/indy/punk term. the ones who sign record contracts with big production lables to me are considered mainstream

    the ones that still do their concerts down in the basements of random peoples houses and burn their own CDs arent mainstream or "sell outs"

    think dashboard confessional before they went all wierd and emo (they werent always like that!!!)
    I still say Greenday. Sold out concerts, songs on the radio every 2 minutes. I'd also say Nickekback but oh well.....
    I'd post the lyrics of animal but that'd be a gauranteed ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Tom
    I still say Greenday. Sold out concerts, songs on the radio every 2 minutes. I'd also say Nickekback but oh well.....
    I'd post the lyrics of animal but that'd be a gauranteed ban.
    greenday was great until they made one popular song and played the hell out of it.

    i hate that about record companies, they did it with NIN, hole, alice in chains, basically all the 90's grunge bands

    nickleback was awesome up until i heard "photograph" everyday and i swear to god it drives me friggen mad!!!

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    Yeah. Photograph wasn't the best. My favorite Nickelback song is Animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Tom
    Yeah. Photograph wasn't the best. My favorite Nickelback song is Animal.
    neither was "if everyone cared" , "savin me" and "how you remind me" ugh i hate those songs!!!



    but i did like "figure you out" and at one point i also liked "hero" and "far away" but now far away makes me go mad too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Loose_Cannon
    neither was "if everyone cared" , "savin me" and "how you remind me" ugh i hate those songs!!!



    but i did like "figure you out" and at one point i also liked "hero" and "far away" but now far away makes me go mad too!
    Interesting. Well I'll have to temporarily leave this discussion as I just got reaquainted with my lunch....... Good Night......

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Loose_Cannon
    mainstream is more of a rock/indy/punk term. the ones who sign record contracts with big production lables to me are considered mainstream

    the ones that still do their concerts down in the basements of random peoples houses and burn their own CDs arent mainstream or "sell outs"

    think dashboard confessional before they went all wierd and emo (they werent always like that!!!)
    Good views. Hey thanks for the replies!

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    mainstream is basically what everyone is listening to, like the most played on the radio

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