What most people like. Not always bad because everyone likes it. Often is curropted by things like MTV
by Whatever... April 07, 2005
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it's shite, a form of cloaking device to bundle the masses into one wavelength of similar thought...escape this desease of a music, lusten to underground music, music that requirtes thought and talent
anything on kiss100 *cough* piss100 is mainstream
by techno fan July 09, 2004
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Metal went mainstream and now its pretty much dead, grunge died as quickly as it rose to mainstream, rap is way too mainstream and is gonna be next.
by h8theh8rs September 02, 2006
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A bullshit thing that tells you what's in and what's out. I dont see how people actually listen and go along to the mainstream. If they to go along with said mainstream, they're probably brainwashed. Most Mainstreamed stuff is shown on MTV
Mainstream Follower: LEiK OHMiG0D. ShE iS LEiK WeARiNG THaT uGLY SHiRT! &+ iTS LEiK, NoT WHaT MTV SAiD iS CoOL.

Smart Person: -Resisting to kill the mainstream follower-
by IT WASNT ME! July 10, 2008
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CRAPPY MUSIC that goes by the standards and implied guidelines set by other songs that are currently popular.

The only inkling of individuality is either a) the lead singer's voice, or b)the fucking tone of the guitar.
Both of those are still a rarity.

Sometimes, you can define a mainsrteam band by the ranking they are at on the top 40 list, or the iTunes most popular. But not always, because sometimes good indie music is mistakenly put there.
jock: "Dude, I just got this new CD. It's 'American Idiot' man!! I feel so bad-ass! Aren't they awesome, singing about America and shit?!"

smart indie kid: "Fuck man, don't spend money on that mainstream garbage.
Go buy some Pinback."
by Tartar Martyr June 23, 2005
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