Unconventional, surprising, odd.
A word often used by narcissistic scenester
s when they describe their oh-so-unique selves in their Livejournal
user info pages in attempts to sound like interesting people.
It is a word best used by one person to describe another. Those who apply "quirky" to themselves thereby call into question their very own "quirkiness" by seeming gleefully self-aware (just like everyone else).
LJ Bio: I am: Quirky. A Poet. A Photographer. Talented. Incredibly interesting. & Better than you. Add me!
A bog-standard, charisma-deficient, boring-shouty-guitar-rock "indie" band propelled to undeserved stardom through favourable reviews/coverage in the NME
, a once-great, now-rubbish music weekly.
Sadly, in the UK, many people consider these bands to be the definition of indie.
Kasabian, Hard-Fi, The Kooks, Babyshambles, The Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Razorlight: shit NME bands.