EDM: Five More Annoying Buzzwords

EDM: Five More Annoying Buzzwords
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Alright, ravers.

Last time we here at Crossfade ran through our list of the five most annoying buzzwords, reactions were mixed. Some of you thought we were the most evil, hate-mongering, misinformed monsters to ever walk the Earth. Others gave us so many virtual high-fives that our e-hand is still tingly.

There were even who asked, "How come you didn't put ______ on the list?" Well, we're going to buck the haters (it's hella ironic being told to "burn in hell" by someone who thinks they're PLUR) and give it another go.

Are you ready?

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See also:

-Hip-Hop: Five Most Annoying Buzzwords

-EDM: Five Most Annoying Buzzwords


This word reared its ugly head sometime around 2008 or '09. The rise of American dubstep stoked its buzz-iness. And by 2010, it was everywhere. Now it's like every song on the planet is described as a "banger." Knife Party just released an EP of bangers, much like their last EP of bangers. Lady Gaga goes on tour and Zedd opens with "bangers." Shit, that new-ish Justin Bieber song is a "banger." We're starting to feel the underground reject the entire "banger" culture, but go to Ultra Music Festival, and it feels like nothing will ever change. How about you bang your head against a wall, slip into a coma, and call it a day.

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