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ear candy

slang Soft but pleasant or enjoyable pop music. That café plays some nice ear candy as background music—you'll enjoy it.
See also: candy, ear

ear candy

n. soft and pleasant popular music; music that is sweet to the ear. (see also elevator music.) I find that kind of ear candy more annoying than heavy metal.
See also: candy, ear
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However, for all its faults there are some stunning battles, those sonic booms in the asteroid field are pure ear candy.
A hit from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, "Happy" is one of those ear candy pop tunes that gets you tapping, clapping and, for lack of a better word, happy.
Listening to Paradox Lost is a great way to unwind and enjoy some ear candy. It's the dark and sugary dessert after the delicious, yet nutritious, entree from Mel White.
"Perfect'' and "Real Fine Place to Start'' were anthemic and hooky, and the power-poppy ear candy of "I Keep Looking'' had the crowd clapping along.
A portion of proceeds will benefit Ear Candy, a 501c3 Phoenix charity that provides youth access to music education.
But it's equally frank about the fleeting and elusive nature of what Allen Ginsberg called "the ancient heavenly connection." Whatever one's prejudices about indie-pop, Belle and Sebastian have turned in a finely crafted piece of ear candy that actually has some nutritional substance.--Danny Duncan Collum
Never having practiced yoga in any form, I wasn't sure what to think of this latest various artists compilation from world music "ear candy" specialists Putumayo--but after several listens I can say that this is the most relaxing CD with vocals I have ever heard in my life.
No one knows for sure whether music played a key role in human evolution or came about as a kind of ear candy. But there are several scientifically inspired proposals for the origins of music, some included below.
You know it's great ear candy when the beat keeps your attention and you're anxiously waiting for the intro.
According to the London daily Elaph, Manokian had introduced Jad to "Logic" from "The Ear Candy Band" who had come to Lebanon from New York in order to appear in the new clip, where his voice was also used on parts of the song.
The night is lubricated inbetween bands with aural ear candy supplied by DJs Sir Real, Papa Zit, DJ Jajouka and DJ Ronco K-Tel who will carry the nights events way off into the early hours, all live music should be over by 11.45pm.
The songs heard in those videos were new pieces of ear candy that were soon blasting on a sticker-covered boom box at the local ramp.
In relation to the first couple of years of the crisis for example, Kim Nossal has highlighted the stark disparity between government leaders' expansive rhetoric on the need to act with the minimal steps taken to argue that both the Canadian government and its public were dangerously addicted to "ear candy," with damaging repercussions for this country's international credibility.
The lead track from the widely acclaimed debut album Small Talk, the single will be available as a download and special 7 inch edition vinyl on the band's own label Ear Candy Records.