|Stylistic origins||Alternative rock, ethereal wave, neo-psychedelia|
|Cultural origins||Mid-1980s, United Kingdom|
|Indie pop, indie rock|
Dream pop began in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s. It is a subgenre of alternative rock. Dream pop music is mainly about the singer's ethereal textures and mood (feelings). The musical instruments mainly played on dream pop music are the guitar, bass, drums, and synthesizers. Shoegaze is a type of dream pop. 4AD is a record label that is associated with dream pop. Some dream pop bands are My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, and Mazzy Star.