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C86 is/was a cassette compilation released by the British music magazine New Musical Express (NME) in 1986, featuring new bands licensed from independent labels of the time. As a phrase, C86 quickly evolved into shorthand for a guitar-based musical genre characterised by "" guitars and melodies, and is now often used synonymously with "" or "", although other musical styles were represented on the tape.

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  • Avatar for taita01
    Esto se supone que es la onda de The Smiths no?
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  • Avatar for Darby_Crash
    Stoked to be doing a C86 inspired set for Monday's show -
  • Avatar for chinarrista
    Para quien le interese
  • Avatar for AvertedTrope
    It's also going to mean Comiket 86 in August 2014. Just a warning.
  • Avatar for mydubstepstudio
    c86 fo sheezy
  • Avatar for RussellChap
    C81 good C86 not so good
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  • Avatar for POTDL
    nme sux, so is this term sucking to?
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