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Questions tagged [genre]

For general questions related to musical genres and how they are defined, grouped or marketed. Do not use this tag to identify a genre (use [tag:identify-this-genre] instead) or for asking what bands or songs count as what genres.

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What's the difference between Bluegrass and Country?

I'm diving into North American folklore music of the 20th century, and two of the staples are the Bluegrass and Country genres / styles. They seem to be intimately connected though, so: How are they ...
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Kitchen Swagger playlist genre

What is the genre of music in the Kitchen Swagger playlist on Spotify? https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX2FsCLsHeMrM?si=42K0MRGERtyr3VVSb0BAWQ Lost in Paris - Tom Misch I Wish I Missed ...
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What's the genre of this music?

In this music, there is a humming female voice. What is that called?
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What are the inefficiencies of Spotify? [closed]

I've been recommended unrelated songs a few times on Spotify. Many times the recommended songs do not carry the mood of the previous song. Have you also experienced the same as songs of different ...
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What is the genre of Outlander Season 4 opening credits?

The theme for season 4 is the same song as previously sung but given a thematic rehash based on the storyline for the season. I was initially thinking it would be country but it is a bit different ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

According to Wikipedia, Heilung is classified as "Experimental folk", while some other use the term "Neo Folk". They describe their music as "amplified history from early medieval northern Europe". ...
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American music vs the rest of the world

Which artist have made a huge impact in the world in terms of music sales, that is not from USA? We know Micheal Jackson is among the names in American musicians.
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Why is “Time Was” by Wishbone Ash considered progressive rock?

Some characteristics of prog that it seems to be missing: Very long songs and solos ✅Okay, so it's almost 10 minutes long, I'll give it that. More jazz or classical influences than blues ❌Time Was ...
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Track name unknown help please

Hey guys I’ve got a partial track and I would like to find - producers name -track name It’s a YouTube video https://youtu.be/nm203qJED0U Any help much appreciated , the genre is 'psychedelic dub' ...
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What acts play somber, soulful blues like Cassandra Wilson's cover of “Death Letter Blues” (True Detective season 3 theme)?

Cassandra Wilson is mostly a jazz musician, but recorded a cover of "Death Letter Blues" (used as the theme song for True Detective season 3) that -- unlike Son House's original -- is rich with a ...
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Is there a term that describes such songs?

I've recently listened to a couple of songs and found a common beat. A quick google search for their genre shows that they fall under the umbrella of Hip-Hop/Rap. However, searching for 'Hip-Hop/Rap' ...
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What is the difference between Trap and Drill?

What is the difference between the "Trap" and "Drill" subgenres of rap music? Both sound very similar.
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What rap subgenre is T.I. “Do Ya Thang”

T.I. - Do Ya Thang - what genre is it? Google says it's a hip-hop/rap, but what kind of rap specifically?
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Genre of Kyoko Suga's “Love, Two Love”

https://youtu.be/9asQKtYZp3Y I am trying to find more songs with this rhythm and arrangement style. Can you help me figure out what songs/genres have used similar licks and brass arrangement used in ...
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What is the specific genre(s) of electronic producer 'k?d'

I started listening k?d tracks some months ago, and I fell in love with him style. I wanted to know how his genre could be called? I know that he produces different genres, but mainly he does stuff ...
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How to automatically tag music genres of songs?

I want to organize my mp3 music by genre, but many of the songs are completely missing genre information. Some are incorrectly labeled as well, and some have useless variations (e.g., "Blues-rock" and ...
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What is the style of Moderat (A New Error)?

What is the musical style / direction of deep psychadelic electronic music of the style of A New Error by Moderat?
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What is the difference between featured songs and original songs?

This article of Wikipedia divided songs into featured songs and original songs. What is the difference between featured songs and original songs?
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Genre of “Band Take [X]” songs from the “Scythian Lamb” soundtrack

I discovered these songs on the Scythian Lamb soundtrack and am pretty curious about them. See the above link --the songs I'm interested in are all named "Band Take #" What genre do these songs fall ...
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Are there statistics of which music genres are the most succesful economically nowadays?

I was reading this article The Broader Music Industry and it stated The recorded music industry is the engine helping to drive a much broader music industry, worth more than US$130 billion ...
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Song from end of trailer for “Shazam!” (2018)

I found the soundtrack at the ending of the trailer of DC SHAZAM (2018) very uplifting and energetic. But Shazam does not recognize this song. Can anybody help me identify it? Link (song starts at 2m)...
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Whats this musics genre?

I just saw a video and was faszinated by its music. Sadly Shazam is not recognizing the song. So I want to have a look at some titles whos genre is the same. The problem is: I don't know the genre. ...
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Is there a streaming music service that plays music by year or decade (esp 60s to 80s) based on what was actually popular in the decade?

I find that most “decade channels” (eg 80s Music) play music based on a retrospective notion of the decade. In that, some songs are overplayed and some songs are forgotten. I want to (re-) hear the ...
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Why is Bhangra music often fused with Jamaican/Reggae music?

I listen to a lot of bhangra and quite often notice that it fuses with or samples Reggae/Jamaican music for example or Eh Koka Mere Sajna Da by Holle Holle or Yaar Di Shadi by Bombay Talkie. (Songs ...
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Is there a genre that mixes punk rock and jazz/marching band that isn't ska?

I'm looking for a very specific sound, and I'm certain I won't be able to find it on my own. The sound I'm looking for is similar to a marching band (meaning, very brassy and a lot of woodwinds), but ...
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What music genre would most Noir-esque jazz fall under?

I've been trying to gather up a library of music that fits within Noir films, I know most of it is some section of jazz, Ibrahim Maalouf is an example of an artist who has many tracks with the tone ...
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What genre would “Sin Jedinac” and “Ljudmila” by Djordje Balasevic fall under?

Here are two songs by Djordje Balasevic, I like them and I'm trying to figure out what genre they belong to. Sin jedinac Ljudmila
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Genre of Dutch hip-hop diss track

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHjecHv3xPM (Just listen to the melody, not to the song. It's in Dutch so I think a lot of you will not understand what they say.) A similar version is good ...
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Genre including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Fireflight, Within Temptation, Red, Trading Yesterday, Three Days Grace [closed]

I'm a music enthusiast but have a hard time classifying sub-genres. So I wanted to ask what genre do you think I am into. Here are some of the bands I admire: Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, ...
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Classification of Shape Of You?

How would you classify songs such as Alan Walker-Faded, Alone, Spectre, Shape Of You, Counting Stars, Waving Flag and Cheap Thrills? Would they come under semi-classical, light pop(anything exists ...
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Is Logobi a music genre?

The English Wikipedia says: Logobi is an urban musical genre that accompanies certain dance moves. On the opposite, The French Wikipedia describes Logobi as a dance that can be accompanied by any ...
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Is music taste bound to DNA?

I, as many young people of my age, was grown up with rock music. During my puberty, I took it further with any genre of metal. However, since I started using Spotify 5 years ago my music taste has ...
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What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

Ievan Polkka is a popular Finnish song and I really love it. I was wondering : To what genre does it belong? I would like to find some other similar songs. What are the key characteristics of this ...
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What are the factors responsible for the rise of rap?

I have noted an increase in the production and distribution of songs in the genres of Rap, Trap and its derivatives. One possible explanation is the genre has been on the rise due to the quality and ...
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What is that music called which sounds away from the tune?

In this song here, some music can be heard at 02:36 to 02:47. It is totally away from tune of the song. What is the name of this music called? I am not asking for instrument name or music note here.
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What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing music video?
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Balearic trance vs uplifting trance

What is the difference between those two genres: Uplifting trance and Balearic trance? They sound about the same to me, but track names often distinct one or another.
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How to find your music genre? (to listen to)

Nowadays, I can't find an artist I really like. I really like music with rock or folk influence, I prefer music with a rich instrumental, don't like when the singer yell into the microphone (like in ...
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Correct genre for songs with “passive” vocals

Is there a music genre called passive? If not, is there an existing genre that refers to songs with vocals that seem passive? Some of these songs have their music louder than their vocals. Others ...
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What's the difference between Goa and Psychedelic Trance?

I've listened to Goa/Psy Trance for half my life now, and many times I have found these terms to be interchangeable, like searching in youtube suggests. And while there's even separate wikipedia pages ...
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Genre of two songs

The genre of "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber is Dance/Electronic. But the genre of "Dancing On My Own" by Calum Scott is Pop. They both are a bit sad and go slowly. So why are they considered ...
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Recognising genre and sub-genre

Is it possible to recognise a genre/sub-genre by listening a song? Is there any authority to approve a music genre? On what basis are they defined?
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What's the purpose of having so many subgenres of music?

I am quite aware that there are more than a thousand subgenres for music. So what is the use for them? Who needs them and why?
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What is the name of music genre that makes from cups or human body sounds?

What is the name of music genre that makes from cups or human body sounds? Like the intro part of this track "When I'm gone". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSbXsFE3l8
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Genre featuring “chill scat singing” in a modern style [closed]

So I'm getting into Lo-Fi Hip Hop and there's this song I loved. My favourite part is the intro. Is there something of the sorts of scat singing but with modern genres? It's really hard to find ...
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Genre of soundtrack music for small remote desert towns?

Imagine a movie scene situated at a god-forsaken town out in the middle of nowhere. Usually it is somewhere in the Western United States. Typically, you'd see some old gas station, or even a cow skull ...
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Diablo OST and music of a kind

I love Diablo 1 OST's and would like to know the name if this genre. What other songs would you recomend. I've listened to all works of Matt Uelmann.
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Sam Sparro - Black and Gold

I have searched everywhere on YouTube, but could not find the original song video by Sam Sparro, the one where the black Mercedes car with gold metal strips walls along the stage, and then the fish ...
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Name of dancing gorillas video song

I am looking for the name of the song and artist corresponding to the video where a bunch of humanoid gorillas find a radio and then stay dancing to the music, which goes something like "... live ...