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Mainstream is what's the new trend. when one "style" gets old, a new one is reborn, a mainstream person is someone who jumps from trend to trend so that they fit in with the rest of the crowd. Mainstream is being what society thinks you should be, and look like.
Avril lavigne took the casual wearage of the tie,something "underground" and unique, and turned it into something everyone wears, she turned it into something "normal", a trend. mainstream.
by Emily Pormann July 15, 2003
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A gigantic brainwashing cover that the media and the government uses to blindly mislead people into all going the same way. Mainstream should die. I hate people nowadays because they are all the same: Same trend, same bland as pigshit personalities, and same predjudice. Rap is known for influencing mainstream. So is Hip-Hop.
Mainstream should die.
by BOFH November 29, 2004
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The brainwash big businesses put out. They feed young adults with worthless movies and music. The trend. All very fake, they put out whatever is in style. Many are too filtered out by the mainstream's brainwash to wake up.
Very few mainstream artists are worth listening to.
"Reality" Tv shows would be an example. They saw how people watched Survivor, and they fed off it.

"Swimming in the mainstream- Is such a lame, lame dream." - Rollins/Black Flag
by Zack August 03, 2004
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Mainstream is the larger public, the masses, the big crowd. Things that are or become 'mainstream' are the things that currently sell the most and gain the most popularity.
Hip Hop has become mainstream and is being worn-out by the masses
by Diamond Princess July 01, 2004
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Main•stream (mAn’strEm’), n., adj.

1) A genre in music and other forms of media that is often defined by widely-accepted and currently-popular standards, trends, and hypes that have been established by the media, typically resulting in the promotion of superficial traits.
My popular friends accept me because I'm hot and I like all the mainstream artists on MTV.
by Essix April 16, 2005
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Whatever shit is forced upon teenagers(sheep) by MTV and other corporate cunts. The shit that true metalheads fight against.
Rap is mainstream, just another fucking trend. in 20 years, no one will remember it
by Zaal' Goron April 08, 2005
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The bane of the elite, mainstream media (mostly musical) receives constant abuse from many listeners of underground/unsigned bands/musicians.

A band is often labled mainstream when it attempts to appeal to a wider audience, such as when Slipknot released 'The Subliminal Versus', or Cradle of Filth's more recent releases.

Of course the most topical band on this subject at the moment is Green Day. After releasing 'American Idiot', the elitist hoards (as opposed to the pop-culture masses) cried out curses of 'Selling Out'.

Unfortunatly this will never end, because there must always be an underdog, and elitism is blessed cross to bear.

Although one must ask the question, out of the mainstream and the underground, which is the oppressor, and which is the oppressed...
Brian was a big Green Day fan, and would wash his corn flakes down with Longview every morning.

One day he turned on the radio and a song came on called American Idiot, and he quite liked it. He was humming it as he walked to school before realising that eveyone else was as well.

My God, his favourite band had become popular! It was no longer his alone, it belonged to the unwashed hoards now!

Falling to his knees, tearing his Basket Case t-shirt and looking up into the downpour of rain, he declaired unto the Heavens, "I HAVE NO SON!" before realising that he really did have no son and was actually pissed about his band's success.

People say that if you hang around in the bushes outside of Brian's house at night, you can still hear the faint tones of When I Come Around over his weeping.
by Nedia July 06, 2005
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