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The "contestants" of the "Trend You Wish Would Go Away" are as follows:
90s revivalism (No Age, Japandroids, Cymbals Eat Guitars)
Afropop indie (Dirty Projectors, Fool's Gold, Abe Vigoda)
Animal Collective acolytes (Blind Man's Colour, Our Brother the Native, USF)
Balearic (jj, John Talabot, Windsurf/Hatchback)
Chillwave/glo-fi (Washed Out, Neon Indian, Nite Jewel)
Dubstep and its offshoots (wonky, funky, bassline)
Post-Lily Allen UK pop (La Roux, Little Boots, Florence and the Machine)
Prim, buttoned-up indie (Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent)
Shitgaze/lo-fi aesthetics (Times New Viking, Wavves, Vivian Girls)