Artists have been tricking us into loving their music since music began: playing songs in certain patterns and keys, delivering overblown levels of emotion, or just following the trends of the time. Musical clichés can be obnoxious, tired, and silly, but they usually work. That’s why they get used so often. “Ooh la la” choruses and other go-tos have been making us dance, cry, or scream for years, and as much as we want to deny it, we’re suckers for them. Now, we’ve come to expect many of these formulaic nuances; in fact, they’re so pervasive that we don’t even give them a second thought. In that vein, we’re attempting to bring attention back to these stale traits by presenting you with the 10 most unavoidable clichés in music.
10 Unavoidable Music Clichés
Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't escape 'em.
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- 4My Chemical Romance's 10th anniversary reissue of The Black Parade is chock full of unreleased music
- 5Pink Floyd announce new 27-disc boxset featuring seven hours of unreleased music
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- 3Christian ministry says Thom Yorke is the anti-christ
- 4Congrats to the dumbass rapper who shot himself in the mouth for publicity
- 5EDM makes Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell "want to vomit"
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- 4Rolling Stone releases list of the 100 Greatest Drummers, and Neil Peart is not No. 1
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