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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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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Is there really a difference between Prog Rock and Art Rock?

I often see bands labeled with both genres, and even in the Wikipedia entry for Art Rock it says Progressive Rock under "Other Names" and vice versa. Of course, one of the terms (prog) being ...
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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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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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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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What is the genre of Breakup by Aaron Zigman

I am trying to figure out the genre of this song so I can find more like it, but don't know how: Specifically, the section from 1:07 till 1:57
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Doom Metal vs Epic Doom Metal

This is really pedantic, but I'm making a sub-genre specific Metal playlists on Spotify and I'm wondering if I should differentiate between these two, or if the differences are minor enough that one ...