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The Notion of 'Sputcore'

Having been a user on this site for nearly 8 years now, I think I've had enough time to observe the tastes of its userbase and how they have changed (or haven't). Many of the users I was seeing back in 2013 are still here, many aren't and there's plenty of new members in that time who have showed up. Despite this, the general tastes of the site seem to have remained pretty consistent. Whether it's darling artists like Death or Deftones or genres that seem more loved on this site than any other platform of music discussion like prog and all its subrenres, Sputnik definitely has a 'type'. There are artists here that definitely receive more acclaim on here than they do elsewhere, like Ben Howard, and albums such as The Dillinger Escape Plan's Dissociation that are held (if general attitudes and average ratings are an indication) as all time greats, whereas other sites like RYM would just consider it a solid album. Then you have artists like Chevelle, who are met with indfference by most as another 2000s alt-metal band and yet their new releases are consistently raved about on the site. This isn't a new or profound observation but the fact it has remained so consistent over the years, and likely was years before I showed up, is very interesting. Maybe it's self-perpetuating, where new users see album it artist with high averages and thus are more likely to love it themselves, or maybe the format of online music discussion attracts a certain type of person. The question I have is: what constitutes 'Sputcore' to the user reading this?
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3Ben Howard
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4The Dillinger Escape Plan

(I agree this is an all time great)
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