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Old 02-02-2009, 02:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Maybe but then how far do the sub genres go. If only 3 members (for example) wanted Death Metal then it would'nt be a diverse list and then when it's actually up with reviews will it not just be too much for people to wade through? As for narrowing it down- I think that will mean that the cream rises to the top so to speak and the good albums will make it regardless of the sub genre.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I did some research, so here we go:

here's an Wikipedia overview that could be helpful.

I think we all agree on the excluded categories on the list like military music, ballroom etc..

so, I'd take:

- Blues (+ Bluesrock maybe?)

- Easy Listening (maybe?? like with Lounge music, elevator music,.. some people might have a favor for that?? you decide.. )

- Electronic must be devided, but I have no idea.. somebody else do it. Maybe House, Trip Hop, Techno, Drum and Bass. Are there many admirers of Electronic music on here? What about Downbeat? I really like Trip Hop, but it's not like I could name 5 cds..
- EBM

- Heavy Metal must be devided by someone else

- Hip Hop (again, devison?? American VS English or something? what about Grime, someone said it's electronic+rap rather than hip hop)

- Jazz (Swing? Acid Jazz? Jazz-funk?)

- Folk

- Reggae
- Ska

- Rythm'n'Blues
- Soul
- Nu Soul
- Funk
(I see the James Brown discussion coming up again..)

- Pop (versatile, but I don't see many pop fanatics on here)

- Grunge / Post-Grunge
- Emo (if needed?)
- Nu Metal (?)
- other Alternative Rock / Independend
- Gothic (if needed?)
- Glam Rock (?)
- Punk pre-90
- Punk post-90
- Hardcore
- Hard Rock
- Progressive
- Phsychedelic
- Rock n Roll
- Rap Rock (if needed?)
- New Wave

- Country

- classical / opera

oh yeah another list of genres on some German music page
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Some of those can be condensed for sure. I like Electronic music but it's not huge on here to be fair. Thanks for the list though. Food for thought.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My personal solution would be to put it into decades which would then incorporate the many sub genres without having to widen the net? so 70's/80's/90's and 00's. Post Rock should have it's own though.
just read that. good idea, especially for Alternative. every second one on here seems to be the greatest admirer of music, that might partly fit into other categories, but in the end suits best in Alternative.
What music isn't alternative anyway?
Decades would work perfectly
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Maybe but then how far do the sub genres go. If only 3 members (for example) wanted Death Metal then it would'nt be a diverse list and then when it's actually up with reviews will it not just be too much for people to wade through? As for narrowing it down- I think that will mean that the cream rises to the top so to speak and the good albums will make it regardless of the sub genre.
I was thinking that if metal was split into subgenres then if theres a two week deadline for submitting reviews they could be a similar period to register interest for each subgenre but with a limit that has to be reached in terms of members willing to contribute toward it for it to be included.

You do make a good point though, that could result in one hell of a lot of threads for metal alone. I dont know, the more I think of it I would prefer it my way but by decade might be best.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Tried to do this earlier myself, people volunteered, but when it came to actually writing something nobody gave two shits about it.

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Old 02-02-2009, 05:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think a blues section would be lovely! But as has been said before, alot of these genres are made up of many sub genres. I'm not sure all what you would have blues encompass...
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Progressive should get its own section IMO, since the term is often extended into other genres when they meet certain quotas (extended suites, weird time signatures, certain lyrical themes, etc). So Prog. rock, metal, and electronic would all go under the same umbrella.
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So come on people. What genres should be included?
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I reckon world music could do with its own section as well. You could probably get some interesting lists from people without having to narrow things down further (into regions and more specific genres) as well.
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