ear candy

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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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Sixties' Folk guitar once made a message Whereas today's standard is no vestige For its popular mixed 'ear-candy.' We need a sharp Yankee Doodle dandy.
If the dance pop single 'Good Girls' is any indication, the album promises more of the same ear-candy tunes that put LANY on people's playlists.
The hook was there, we had that eight-bar intro--we always had those ear-candy intros--we had all of it.
Earnest Vaughan Williams one weekend, sumptuous ear-candy last weekend.
For Ultra-red, ambient music is about expanding the range of social relations, with technology playing a crucial role in the process: The array of beats Ultra-red mix into their audio collages isn't an added ear-candy bonus but a means of impelling negotiations--or, if that fails, confrontations--within politically contested spaces.
But back in '71, the song overcame those obstacles mostly on the basis of its ear-candy melody.
The work is to be seen and heard at the same time: ear-candy as well as eye-candy.
American trio LANY was arguably the biggest crowd-drawer among millennials, thanks to their ear-candy dreampop ditties that are catchy as hell.
As a 98-minute eye- and ear-candy delivery device, however, it's an unquestionable achievement.
The Subways return with their Butch Vig-produced second album All Or Nothing, an admirably chunky growth of their bubblegum rock sound, while I'm also enjoying Infadels' second album Universe In Reverse, an endearingly ambitious and varied album of indie ear-candy.