Cynic: "Look at those fucking lame-ass hipster goths! They think they're so cool and alternative, but really they're just following a trend!"
Admirer: "Look at those übercool hipster goths! They're so fashionable and so nonchalant!"
A term used to denote people of South Asian ethnic origin. Such people usually have similar facial structure to Caucasian
s, and can have skin tone anywhere between the paleness of Caucasian
people to the darkness of black
Regions in which the majority of the population are ethnically South Asian include India
, eastern Afghanistan
, Sri Lanka
, the United Arab Emirates
In the UK
, South Asians are often referred to simply as "Asians". Canadians of South Asian origin are often referred to as "Indo-Canadians". Historically, South Asians were referred to as "East Indian
s", but this is rarely used nowadays. Another common term used in North America
who primarily listens to underground
(usually along with IDM
; often along with some mainstream
hip-hop as well).
Often wears retro Nike trainers
, gold chains (often comically oversized under the pretense of irony
), wide-framed glasses (even if they don't need them to see) and skinny jeans. Also known to sport unusual haircuts, including afro
s and buzz cut
or East Asian
, but often also black
or mixed race
. Regardless of race, always overuses supposedly "street
" slang such as "dope
A musical genre
originating in Bristol
, UK in the 1990s. It was originally informally known by the British music press as "the Bristol sound". The music is characterized by downtempo
beats, smooth synth
s and ethereal
(usually female) vocals. The style combines elements of hip-hop
. To a lesser extent, the sound also borrows from house
Although these days there are few new trip-hop acts, the genre has been very influential upon countless hip-hop and electronica
acts, such as DJ Shadow
and pretty much all dubstep
A fairly vague geographic term that refers to the middle (in terms of latitude) of the Asian continent.
The term usually includes Kazakhstan
. More broadly, the term can include Afghanistan
, northwestern China
, parts of southern Russia
and, less, commonly, Iran
Guy 1: "I went on holiday to Central Asia last February."
Guy 2: "Central Asia? What's that, like Nepal?"
Guy 1: "No man, Nepal's not in Central Asia, I went to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan."
Guy 2: "What the fuck? There's a country called Kyrgyzstan?!"
Guy 1: "Yeah man, it's a great little country!"
Arabs form a distinct yet diverse ethnic group, unified by the fact that most (although not all) speak one of the many dialects of the Arabic
language. The majority of Arabs are Muslim
s, although many are Christian
s, and a small but growing number are atheist
Countries in which the majority of the population are ethnically Arabs include Western Sahara
, Saudi Arabia
There are also approximately 12 million Arabs in Brazil
, 1.4 million in the State of Israel
and 1.2 million in the USA. In the USA, only 24% of Arabs are Muslims, while 63% are Christi...
Dream pop is a musical genre
closely related to shoegaze
, which originated in 1980s Britain with bands like the Cocteau Twins
. It tends to be less associated with the walls of noise characteristic of shoegaze, and more with dreamy soundscapes and ethereal
vocals. The vocals in dream pop tend to be more audible than those in shoegaze. The songs in general tend to have a more accessible, pop
-orientated sound, and are less aggressive.
Many people erroneously use "dream pop" as a synonym for shoegaze. Some also argue that dream pop is in fact a subgenre of shoegaze.