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Twee

In a pop music context, the term "twee" was originally used by British music journalists in the mid- to late 1980s as an abusive term for . It has since been 'reclaimed' by some indie pop fans and used in a neutral sense. Musically its key characteristics are , a love of sixties pop and often , innocent lyrics. It is not at all uncommon to find hand claps, rubber bands or ukuleles in the background of these songs. A noticeable aspect of the music is a dearth of black music influences that precursors such as Orange Juice & Josef K displayed.