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 the [identify-this-genre] tag instead) or for asking what bands or songs count as what genres.

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Are Bob Dylan's songs considered to have been part of a new brand of musical genre?

Bob Dylan's lyrics are one of a kind. To me his songs are categorized as a different genre of music. For example, his song 'Tambourine Man': He sings the song like prose with a tune, harmonica, and ...
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What genre best fits “Infinity” by LEMMiNO

Which genre of music is LEMMiNO's "Infinity"? I'm interested in exploring similar types of music.
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What traditional songs do parents and close family sing to their young (birth - 4) children? [closed]

Background I met a boy, about five years old, from a Persian family, and wanted to teach him some familiar (to him) songs on the piano. However, the children's songs familiar to me were not familiar ...
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Whats the genre of Hamilton Songs (Washington on your Side)

What is the genre of Washington on your side, , as performed in Hamilton?
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What genre is “Dragonborn” by Jeremy Soule?

I really like this song, and would absolutely love to listen to songs like this when trying to read. I would sort of call it "classical", but I don't know how to distinguish the punchy ...
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Do genres have anything to do with what we like?

Many people say that one of the main purposes of genres and subgenres is to identify what we as individuals like to hear and what we don't like to hear. Here is a small selection of the artists I ...
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Jazz and hip hop aren't genres but approaches to music?

I remember a friend of mine (who studied music) told me once: Jazz and hip hop are not really genres. But they are actually approaches to music. Have any famous jazz or hip hop artists held this ...
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Any Plunderphonics recommendations? [closed]

I recently got into Plunderphonics and I'm aware of the works of John Oswald, Negativland, The Residents, The Avalanches, and Orchid Spangiafora. As I searched for more, I saw that finding ...
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Genre which is purely rhythmic

I am interested in music which is purely rhythmic (where there is little variation in notes and instruments, the main interest of the music is the rhythmic patterns) preferably with unusual rhythmic ...
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What are the defining characteristics of dubstep as an electronic music genre?

I know many dubstep styles don't use the "wobble" effect at all, and that the "wobble" effect is used by many other genres, so it's not a defining characteristic, even if it's sometimes considered a ...
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What is the difference between post-rock and shoegaze?

For me, Balmorhea was always an example of shoegazing. But now Wikipedia says, its post-rock. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balmorhea_(band)) What is the differentiating aspect between these genres, ...
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What music genre has noisy, distorted vocals and somewhat scary synth sounds?

I heard 5 songs with these genre characteristics approx. 3 months ago, the genre used by these songs (ALL of them) had distorted and low pitch vocals, noisy and scary synth sounds (with vibrato, ...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

When talking about early electronic music, and the house scene specifically (in contrast with the Techno scene), four styles are always mentioned, and used interchangeably in many contexts (including ...
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Am I eclectic for listening to Pink Floyd [closed]

Currently, at work, I've got into a debate with someone who isn't very well versed in the nuances of music. They detest Pink Floyd and argue with my claim that I have eclectic music tastes because I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 different ...
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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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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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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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Rap, R&B, Rock, and Pop (mixed together in a song)

Is there a name for the genre that mixes Rap, R&B, Rock, and Pop together (in the style of Vanilla Ice, Lil Wayne, Metallica, and Michael Jackson... ), all in one song? Are there significant ...
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What is the difference between R&B and Hip Hop, and what are some (most famous) examples of these and areas of overlap?

I'm a bit shy to post here... I listen to a lot of music, many times I might know the name of the singer, our band, but most of the time I don't even know what style I am listening to. It may even ...