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* Female singer-songwriters are often compared to Music/JoniMitchell.

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* Female singer-songwriters are often compared to Music/JoniMitchell.

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* Gross-out and outrageous comedy cartoons featuring two protagonists after 1991 were usually compared (sometimes unfavorably) to ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow.''


* If it resembles a better-known work in the same genre, you might see "invites comparison to..." This can [[ComplimentBackfire backfire]]. ("Invites comparison to ''LordOfTheRings''. ''Lord Of The Rings'' was great. This is crap.")

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* If it resembles a better-known work in the same genre, you might see "invites comparison to..." This can [[ComplimentBackfire backfire]]. ("Invites comparison to ''LordOfTheRings''.''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. ''Lord Of The Rings'' was great. This is crap.")


* Popular science books will often feature quotes comparing the book to the work of famous science writers in that field, whether or not the structure of the book’s structure and/or the author’s style really resembles their famous colleague’s—- books about space are “in the tradition of CarlSagan”, for oceanography, JacquesCousteau, Jane Goodall for wildlife biology, and so forth.

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* Popular science books will often feature quotes comparing the book to the work of famous science writers in that field, whether or not the structure of the book’s structure and/or the author’s style really resembles their famous colleague’s—- books about space are “in the tradition of CarlSagan”, [[Creator/CarlSagan Carl Sagan]]”, for oceanography, JacquesCousteau, [[Creator/JacquesCousteau Jacques Cousteau]], Jane Goodall for wildlife biology, and so forth.

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* Popular science books will often feature quotes comparing the book to the work of famous science writers in that field, whether or not the structure of the book’s structure and/or the author’s style really resembles their famous colleague’s—- books about space are “in the tradition of CarlSagan”, for oceanography, JacquesCousteau, Jane Goodall for wildlife biology, and so forth.


* Film reviews of blockbusters often feature "This Year's X": "''Film/StarTrek'' is this year's ''Film/IronMan''", for example. "The Next X" is similiar, also for people who can't comprehend that something can stand on its own without being compared to something else.

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* Film reviews of blockbusters often feature "This Year's X": "''Film/StarTrek'' "''Film/StarTrek2009'' is this year's ''Film/IronMan''", ''Film/IronMan1''", for example. "The Next X" is similiar, also for people who can't comprehend that something can stand on its own without being compared to something else.


* Games Radar has a [[http://www.gamesradar.com/f/the-100-lamest-game-industry-clichs/a-20080722111130434045 database]] of Reviewer stock phrases, with ''100'' entries.

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* Games Radar has a [[http://www.gamesradar.com/f/the-100-lamest-game-industry-clichs/a-20080722111130434045 database]] of Reviewer stock phrases, with ''100'' 100 entries.


** Historians/biographers, and even the man himself, have noticed that starting with 1993's ''Black Tie White Noise'', his first solo album of TheNineties, critics '''love''' to use some variant on the praise "his best album since ''Music/ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps''" when reviewing his work. That 1980 [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] album was followed by the mainstream mega-seller ''Let's Dance'' and then the [[Main/DorkAge dork ages]] of his mid-'80s output and the group Tin Machine, so it was regarded as "his last great album" for many years.
** '''Every''' article or review about David Bowie '''will''' use the word "chameleon" in one of the very first sentences.

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** Historians/biographers, and even the man himself, have noticed that starting with 1993's ''Black Tie White Noise'', his first solo album of TheNineties, critics '''love''' to loveto use some variant on the praise "his best album since ''Music/ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps''" when reviewing his work. That 1980 [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] album was followed by the mainstream mega-seller ''Let's Dance'' and then the [[Main/DorkAge dork ages]] of his mid-'80s output and the group Tin Machine, so it was regarded as "his last great album" for many years.
** '''Every''' Every article or review about David Bowie '''will''' will use the word "chameleon" in one of the very first sentences.


* Bill Anschell's humor piece "[[http://www.billanschell.com/jazzcritic.html How to Be a Jazz Critic]]" is structured as a list of stock phrases and snowclones, with the variable words multiple-choiced or omitted.

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* Bill Anschell's humor piece "[[http://www.billanschell.com/jazzcritic.html How "How to Be a Jazz Critic]]" Critic" is structured as a list of stock phrases and snowclones, with the variable words multiple-choiced or omitted.


* Something alone the lines of "I don't normally read stuff like this" is suspicious and a blatant attempt at appealing to fans outside of the book's genre. Whatever it is?


* [[http://blogcritics.org/top-20-most-annoying-book-reviewer/ The top 20 most annoying book reviewer cliches and how to use them all in one meaningless review]]


* If a CutAndPasteTranslation has a bad dub or {{Bowdlerize}}s content to be shown on kid's television, "like {{Creator/4Kids|Entertainment}}" is the go-to insult for the studio that translated it.

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* If a CutAndPasteTranslation has a bad dub or {{Bowdlerize}}s content to be shown on kid's kids' television, "like {{Creator/4Kids|Entertainment}}" [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]" is the go-to insult for the studio that translated it.


* "Cute Girls Doing [x]" is used for {{Iyashikei}} series or just about anything featuring a mostly-female or {{improbably female|Cast}} cast.

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* "Cute Girls Doing [x]" is used for {{Iyashikei}} series or just about anything featuring a mostly-female or {{improbably female|Cast}} cast. The SpearCounterpart, "Cute Guys Doing [x]", tends to get used more for series with a CastFullOfPrettyBoys regardless of genre.
* If a CutAndPasteTranslation has a bad dub or {{Bowdlerize}}s content to be shown on kid's television, "like {{Creator/4Kids|Entertainment}}" is the go-to insult for the studio that translated it.


** The phrase has a nastier inverse; LighterAndSofter works of any kind ({{Reconstruction}}s, parodies, more idealistic) are said to be lone idealistic beacons "in a post-[Relevant Dark Work in their Genre] world".

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** The phrase has a nastier inverse; LighterAndSofter works of any kind ({{Reconstruction}}s, parodies, more idealistic) positive in general) are said to be lone idealistic beacons "in a post-[Relevant Dark Work in their Genre] world".

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