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Complaint Rock

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  1. a term that has relatively recently emerged in the global mass-(multi)media, particularly it seems, on Internet websites, blogs and album reviews

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  2. a somewhat curious term that is being used with more frequency in popular culture, to variously refer to protest songs and music, and seems somewhat apt to describe a possible reaction from what Baudrillard (1994) describes as ‘consumer society’

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  3. seems to signify, as it is used most frequently, an underlying connotation that the proponents of 'complaint rock’ are none but ‘rock-and-roll whiners’, intent only on disturbing and/or disrupting the gossamer-thin veneer of naïve happiness th

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  4. The majority of these sites also claim or strongly imply that there is a seemingly annoying, overabundance of this style of music in contemporary mass culture (see for example: Austin 2004TalkToday at USToday.com; Music Reviews at The Daily Californi

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  5. The emergence of the term has been attributed to the 1995 film Clueless, where Alicia Silverstone’s character ‘Cher’ is most likely referring to the grunge music genre that was dominant in primarily independent charts at the time

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