Downbeat vs Sadcore - What's the difference?
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.
(music) The accented beat at the beginning of a bar (indicated by a conductor with a downward stroke)
sad or pessimistic
- He sounded downbeat when asked about his future plans.
(music, rare) A form of alternative rock characterised by bleak lyrics, downbeat melodies and slow tempos.
* 1996 , Billboard (magazine, 21 September 1996)
* 1999 , Seán Body, Wish the world away: Mark Eitzel and American Music Club
- 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...
* 2000 , Dave Thompson, Alternative rock
- 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 , Joel Lane, From Blue to Black
- Despite past disappointments, the undisputed king (and queen) of sadcore return...
* 2004 , Jonathan DiMarco, Good Bullets Make Bad Neighbors
- Even in 'serious' rock journalism, every sound was a kind of core: hardcore, slowcore, speedcore, sadcore . What next?
- ...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...