What's your favo(u)rite music genre?

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What's your favo(u)rite music genre?

Post by Andre » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:13 am

Hi,

this question might already have been asked here, but what's your favo(u)rite music genre?

My favo(u)rite genre is Jangle Pop, well at least that's what I thought.
Generally speaking my cells like hearing jangly guitars, and then the term jangle pop comes too short.
At least The Byrds' folk rock, Paisley Underground, C86 and Dunedin Sound should be included.

Does anyone of you know a website that gives a comprehensive overview of music genres?

allmusic, rateyourmusic and wikipedia are known to me, but these sites all have their gaps.

During a quick search on the net I also came across this neat website that you might also like:
http://everynoise.com/engenremap.html

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Post by whuntva » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:20 am

I've been asked this before. The best answer I can come up with is...film soundtrack. If you can call it a genre. The best films I find have the best scores.

Other than that, I listen to basically everything. I tend to favor prog metal and symphonic metal and various other metal genres, though.
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Post by Nick » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:57 am

Not a clue. Punk, if you count proto-punk, post-punk, and some various other offshoots of the genre, might be my favorite though. You've got...

Proto-Punk:

The Velvet Underground
MC5
The Stooges
Patti Smith
The Modern Lovers
New York Dolls

Punk:

Ramones
Sex Pistols
The Clash

Post-Punk:

Elvis Costello
The Police
Joy Division
Suicide
Talking Heads
Devo
Violent Femmes
X
Television
Gang of Four
Wire
Pere Ubu
Public Image Ltd.
The Jam

Hardcore Punk:

Black Flag
Dead Kennedys
Husker Du
At the Drive-In
Fucked Up
Minutemen

Pop Punk:

Weezer
Green Day
Blink-182
Japandroids

Post-Punk Revival:

The Strokes
Interpol
The Hives
Franz Ferdinand
LCD Soundsystem
The Rapture

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Post by PlasticRam » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:10 am

I've noticed I have a tendency to like all kinds of reggae. I like OMI - Cheerleader, for example.
I feel like that

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:36 am

I think that the low amount of artists whose discographies I've really explored means that I can't exactly single out one genre. However, I often find myself repeatedly thinking of what I consider the 3 most satisfying simple pleasures in life: puppies, ice cream, and female-fronted Scandinavian electropop.
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Post by notbrianeno » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:08 am

Based on my all-time list:

-- Art-Pop
-- Post-Punk
-- Shoegaze
-- Psychedelic Folk
-- Cloud Rap
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Post by luney6 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:39 am

Experimental rock, Krautrock, Noise rock, Proto-Punk, Post-punk, Jazz rock, Industrial rock, No wave and Chamber-folk are probably my favorites, although I listen to a lot of other genres as well.
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Post by bootsy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:52 am

Number 1 will always be hip-hop and R&B. It was my first love in music. As I've gotten older and with the help of this website, I've learned to appreciate and really like other genres: rock/punk, alternative/indie, metal, jazz, reggae, electronic especially.

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Post by antonius » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:19 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:... female-fronted Scandinavian electropop.
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Post by antonius » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:22 am

On my RYM queries, I exclude the following genres:

post-rock, metal, dark folk, progressive rock, darkwave, video game music, hard rock, psybient, soundtracks, glitch, electroacoustic, tape music, ambient, aor, industrial rock, industrial, klezmer, drone, noisecore

So that means that everything else is in. My favo(u)rites would be (dub) reggae, (deep) house and (electric) blues.

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Post by Andre » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Yay, that's quite a mixed bag of music genres you all prefer there. Thank you for your responses so far!

Here's another nice website to play around with genres:
http://musicovery.com/

By default everything is selected. You can deselect single genres or decades, or first click on "No genre" and then select a genre.
Select and click to play songs.
Rest is self-explaining.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:00 am

This is a really tough question to answer, as I, like many others have mentioned, enjoy so many genres. I go through periods where I'm listening to a lot of a certain genre (currently I'm on a post-hardcore kick), but I guess the one genre that has been near the forefront of my listening through it all is indie rock, but that's such a broad genre. I'm always keen on genre-bending and -blending, though. I guess I usually like things a bit dark lyrically, though I could go dark or bright sonically. Lately, I've really enjoyed the dream pop production that seems to have boomed this decade (I think The xx's influence is just now being felt the most).

I don't think there's any genre I haven't touched but there are plenty I could explore more. Namely, country, metal, post-rock, ambient, jazz, blues, classical, disco, progressive rock, ska, nearly all world music, and pre-1960's music.

These are the genres of my top 25 all-time albums, per RYM.

hip hop, pop rap, art pop
neo-psychedelia, indie rock, dream pop, psychedelic pop
alternative rock, art rock
indie rock, alternative dance, art pop, new wave
art rock, experimental rock, electronic, ambient
singer/songwriter, alternative rock, acoustic rock
chamber pop, singer/songwriter, indie pop, chamber folk, Americana, folk pop
West Coast hip hop, conscious hip hop
sophisti-pop, art pop, indie pop, ambient pop
alternative R&B, contemporary R&B, neo-soul, psychedelic soul
experimental hip hop, industrial hip hop, hardcore hip hop, drill
alternative rock, art rock, electronic
singer/songwriter, indie folk, contemporary folk, lo-fi indie, Americana
indie rock, chamber pop, post-punk revival
hip hop, conscious hip hop, pop rap, neo-soul
indie rock, slowcore, post-rock, art rock
pop rap, contemporary R&B, alternative R&B
indie rock, chamber pop, art pop, baroque pop
indie rock, alternative rock, noise pop
hardcore hip hop, experimental hip hop
post-hardcore, indie rock
hip hop, pop rap, neo-soul, conscious hip hop, cloud rap, jazz rap
indie rock, chamber pop, post-punk revival
conscious hip hop, West Coast hip hop, jazz rap, political hip hop, funk, neo-soul
electronic, experimental rock, glitch pop, IDM
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Post by DaveC » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:43 am

Well something like:
Slowcore
Dream Pop
Post Punk
Alt Rock
Progressive Rock
Post Rock
Art Pop
Chamber Pop
Chamber Folk
Indie Folk
Trip Hop
Various African genres

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Post by Amoux » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:18 pm

This is an exceptionally difficult question as I tend to dabble in all types of music. I tend to be mostly drawn to music with strong catchy melodies so things with a pop undercurrent to it - lyrics and atmosphere are second to me. I'm rather adverse to heavy rock or experimental music, and hip-hop/rap is very hit or miss - for example something like M.I.A's Kala is brilliant, probably because it has such a strong eletropop influence and I like Kanye West because his music went into more pop territory than what other rappers were doing.

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Post by Gillingham » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:16 pm

I don't have a favorite genre, but some specific (sub)genres I like a lot are:
- Dream Pop
- Slowcore
- Ambient Techno
- Modal Jazz
- Trip Hop
- Post-Rock
- Americana
- Blues Rock
- Neo Soul
- Chamber Music
Etc.

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