pop is a musical genre closely
related to shoegaze
originated in 1980s Britain with bands like the Cocteau Twins
. It tends to be less associated
with the walls of noise characteristic of shoegaze, and more with dreamy soundscapes and ethereal
vocals. The vocals in dream
pop tend to be more audible than those in shoegaze. The songs
in general tend to have
a more accessible, pop
-orientated sound, and are less aggressive.
Many people erroneously
use "dream pop" as a synonym for shoegaze. Some also
argue that dream pop is in fact
a subgenre of shoegaze.