Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s by bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Ride. It lasted there until the mid-1990s, with a critical pinnacle reached from 1990–91 and a new zenith achieved again from resurgence in the early 2010s. The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style "shoegazing" because the musicians in these bands stood relatively still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.
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  • The soundtracks of agency creative departments

    … roots are showing in this playlist, with songs from punk-hoppers Sealford Mods and rhythmic minimalist Daniel Avery. Michael Lebowitz, CEO and founder, Big Spaceship Song vibe: The ’80s called and wants their cocaine back At Big Spaceship, music is used as an alarm: Every day at 7 p.m., the shared office Sonos system plays the 1986 hit song…

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