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Genre: c86

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C86 is a music genre that emerged in the mid-1980s in the UK. It is characterized by jangly guitars, upbeat melodies, and DIY production. The genre was named after a cassette compilation released by the NME magazine in 1986. C86 bands often had a lo-fi sound and were influenced by 1960s pop and punk rock. The lyrics were often introspective and dealt with everyday life. The Primitives, The Go-Betweens, and Heavenly were all part of the C86 scene and helped to define the genre.


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List of c86 artists

Here is a list of c86 artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the c86 genre. You can find out what c86 genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 32 38410
2 31 18023
3 39 29028
4 27 23777
5 29 7382
6 26 13510
7 28 17816
8 26 4577
9 20 12091
10 17 6997
11 19 7036
12 20 5425
13 20 4142
14 17 10932
15 18 8108
16 18 6047
17 14 5913
18 12 6773
19 12 2229
20 12 3626
21 12 4557
22 34 44888
23 9 3920
24 10 2757
25 27 20153
26 8 2560
27 8 2507
28 8 1484
29 9 1600
30 7 2571
31 8 2957
32 6 2106
33 6 654
34 7 3094
35 7 610
36 5 1162
37 5 1964
38 4 1544
39 30 32774
40 17 7030
41 19 9800
42 21 10729
43 23 2505
44 16 8742
45 20 2149
46 16 6385
47 8 2975
48 12 3828
49 11 4229
50 11 4977
51 10 2365
52 10 3341
53 8 4031
54 7 1508
55 7 3287
56 7 2114
57 7 2498
58 7 1708
59 5 2414
60 37 55103
61 37 50953
62 34 39554
63 39 37722
64 6 566
65 33 54700
66 37 42742
67 29 36867
68 22 14176
69 29 20343
70 25 10731
71 35 36754
72 25 19557
73 28 28323
74 25 14144
75 24 11917
76 24 12368
77 18 8381
78 13 3673
79 15 3881
80 16 7977
81 7 1499
82 18 9273
83 20 2122
84 15 3040
85 18 10034
86 12 3410
87 18 7716
88 18 8353
89 9 519
90 14 6085
91 4 1216
92 9 3239
93 6 1041
94 7 2280
95 8 2999
96 8 1217
97 5 747
98 6 2009
99 6 1712
100 5 651

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