I know about last.fm, allmusic.com, and musicmap.info, but they all seem pretty limited or inaccurate, and they don't have much of a community for discussion and classification.

I'm attempting to do narrow classifications of my music collection and have wound up with many questions.

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    Some of the most interesting music I've heard has been stuff that has defied all my attempts at classification.
    – PiedPiper
    Oct 13, 2019 at 19:43
  • @PiedPiper - I second that; among other memorable pieces I've listened to that don't fit cleanly into any genre is Waterflame's Super Swing-Bit Orchestra, and from my experience, lots of concert band music doesn't fit cleanly into any genre (e.g. David Holsinger's Festiva Jubiloso), and neither does a lot of video game music.
    – Dekkadeci
    Oct 15, 2019 at 15:04
  • @PiedPiper If I get the more well-known and accepted genres out of the way I'm comfortable making up names for the rest. Oct 16, 2019 at 7:16

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Everynoise.com is a compiled list of multiple genres, followed by sub genres of music, with examples that are currently available on Spotify. This is not exactly a community, but it has a LOT of genres.

  • That's mostly what I've been using, but Spotify doesn't clearly define those genres. Within the Spotify API it seems they're not tagged on a per-song basis (possibly by the artist's main genre). Spotify has lists dedicated to each genre ("the sound of..."), but then it's totally by ear, without a community to help me decide. But, if I don't get any more responses within a week or two I'll give you the green checkmark. Oct 21, 2019 at 19:32
  • Unfortunately, not all of these genres are recognised by spotify, but certain songs are placed in main genres, instead of sub genres.
    – yosh
    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:36

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