(noun) The current trend in which music is produced and mastered to be as loud as possible so that it "stands out" on radio and other media. This is generally achieved by compressing the audio waveform so that the overall loudness of the wave can be increased. Compression literally squeezes the dynamic range (and therefore the impact) out of a piece of music.
Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a great example of an excellent album compromised by poor mastering. The loudness war is killing music.
1. An inane and hilarious phrase used by fictional Norwich-based TV and radio presenter, Alan Partridge. Partridgisms are often used as exclamations of joy or satisfaction, chiefly at the expense of others.
2. A phrase first coined by Alan Partridge that has subsequently made its way into popular culture.
1. I'm 47, my girlfriend's 33. She's 14 years younger than me. Back of the net!
2. Examples of partridgisms: Back of the net! Cash back! Jurassic park! Kiss my face! That was classic intercourse.
(noun) A rock band consisting of three musicians, usually a guitarist, a bassist and a drummer. This common power trio format was developed in the 1960s by Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience and continues to be popular today. Often emphasis is placed on the technical skill of the individual members of the power trio. Hence many power trios are known for their extended instrumental breaks during live performance.