Downbeat vs Sadcore - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between downbeat and sadcore

is that downbeat is (music) the accented beat at the beginning of a bar (indicated by a conductor with a downward stroke) while sadcore is (music|rare) a form of alternative rock characterised by bleak lyrics, downbeat melodies and slow tempos.

As an adjective downbeat

is sad or pessimistic.

downbeat

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (music) The accented beat at the beginning of a bar (indicated by a conductor with a downward stroke)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • sad or pessimistic
  • He sounded downbeat when asked about his future plans.

    Antonyms

    * upbeat

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    sadcore

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia sadcore)
  • (music, rare) A form of alternative rock characterised by bleak lyrics, downbeat melodies and slow tempos.
  • * 1996 , Billboard (magazine, 21 September 1996)
  • As proof of this, Staub points to the wide variety of press coverage the band received, from spotlights in the usual music media to reports in People, Time, NPR (which identified the band as one of the leaders of the "sadcore" movement), and even Martha Stewart Living...
  • * 1999 , Se├ín Body, Wish the world away: Mark Eitzel and American Music Club
  • Also, The Red House Painters were the first in a wave of bands that followed in AMC's wake, making slow, bleak music that the press would later dub "sadcore" ...
  • * 2000 , Dave Thompson, Alternative rock
  • Despite past disappointments, the undisputed king (and queen) of sadcore return...
  • * 2000 , Joel Lane, From Blue to Black
  • Even in 'serious' rock journalism, every sound was a kind of core: hardcore, slowcore, speedcore, sadcore . What next?
  • * 2004 , Jonathan DiMarco, Good Bullets Make Bad Neighbors
  • ...one of the grayest sadcore bands on God's bleak earth, a band that for encores — however rarely it earned them — would slog through Irish jigs...

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