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View Poll Results: Which has the most ridiculous subgenres?
Metal 30 73.17%
Electronica 4 9.76%
Other 1 2.44%
Don't have a cow man 2 4.88%
Cool story bro 4 9.76%
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Vegan Edgecore? Does that mean the band members are vegans, or what?
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It's all about Sumerian-core. It's all the rage on MetalSucks atm.


There's some interesting sounding electronica sub-genres as well though.

Just on Wiki it lists stuff like:

Bitpop
Chip
Balearic Beat
Gamewave
Nitzhonot (?)
Aggrotech
Picopop
South African psytrance
Berlin School


...holy sh*t, just look at this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...c_music_genres

I'm actually gonna have to vote electronica on this now. ><


Edit: Haha...Clownstep is listed as a sub-genre for drum and bass. Wtf is clownstep.

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Edit: Haha...Clownstep is listed as a sub-genre for drum and bass. Wtf is clownstep.
Clownstep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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if you aren't familiar with any of it then of course you're going to think its ridiculous. but to me and many others, sludge, crust, powerviolence, thrashcore, metalcore, deathcore, etc., etc., etc. - any other genre you deem "ridiculous" - mean very discernably different things. you wouldn't think its ridiculous if you listened to it enough to appreciate the differences. and if you don't then what does it even matter?

to me genre isnt so much about concrete, specific boundaries as a compact description on which to base expectations. so while i wouldn't consider "vegan edgecore" a "legitimate" genre per se (and not that i can say i have ever seen it used...), i would expect something more specific than if you simply described a band as hardcore - which covers a huge amount of subgenres.

and as such my answer to the question is none. i know electronica has a huge amount of subgenres possibly rivaling metal/punk, but as i am not familiar with them i'm not going to discount them as ridiculous. i think it's only rational for you (the plural) to take the same stance.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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to me genre isnt so much about concrete, specific boundaries as a compact description on which to base expectations.
You basically summed it up right here. I mean, once you've listened to an album and know the songs and know you enjoy it, do you really give a fuck what genre it is? Probably not. But it does help you discuss/describe the music to other people, and even more so genres give you an idea of what to expect with new music. Of course not everything in a genre sounds the same, it's just a rough idea as a way of classifying music. I mean, it would be hard to discern different types of music if you didn't have, for example, the genres "punk" and "grindcore". But I think anyone on here could quickly tell the difference between the two.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Eh, whatever. I was just going with the one that I thought had more sub-genres.

By the way, I left out Math and Tech Metal.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I personally think all genres have too many sub-genres, but metal and electronica definitely stand out. Metal probably being the most ridiculous. Although Blues has an un rivaled amount of sub-genres, quite a few of them are legit.

A list of blues sub genres from Allmusic.com:


Chicago Blues
Modern Electric Chicago Blues
Country Blues
Acoustic Blues
Modern Acoustic Blues
Classic Female Blues
Acoustic Memphis Blues
Acoustic Chicago Blues
Acoustic New Orleans Blues
Acoustic Texas Blues
Blues Gospel
Acoustic Louisiana Blues
Country Blues
Vaudeville Blues
Pre-War Country Blues
Delta Blues
Folk-Blues
Early American Blues
Memphis Blues
Blues Revival
Dirty Blues
Work Songs
Pre-War Blues
Spirituals
Pre-War Gospel Blues
Songster
Delta Blues
Finger-Picked Guitar
East Coast Blues
Jump Blues
Piedmont Blues
East Coast Blues
New York Blues
Harmonica Blues
Electric Harmonica Blues
Harmonica Blues
Louisiana Blues
Modern Electric Blues
Blues-Rock
Modern Electric Chicago Blues
Modern Delta Blues
Contemporary Blues
Modern Electric Texas Blues
Texas Blues
Electric Texas Blues
Electric Blues
Early R&B
Soul-Blues
Electric Chicago Blues
Electric Blues
Electric Texas Blues
Electric Country Blues
Electric Delta Blues
Electric Memphis Blues
Electric Harmonica Blues
Urban Blues
New Orleans Blues
Swamp Blues
Juke Joint Blues
Detroit Blues
Slide Guitar Blues
Jump Blues/Piano Blues
Early R&B
Piano Blues
West Coast Blues
Jazz Blues
St. Louis Blues
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I personally think all genres have too many sub-genres, but metal and electronica definitely stand out. Metal probably being the most ridiculous. Although Blues has an un rivaled amount of sub-genres, quite a few of them are legit.
actually, i think all those blues genres are ridiculous and all the metal ones aren't. prove me wrong.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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@Crash_Overide
I counted 67, I wasn't trying so it's probably closer to 70.

I remember counting about 45-50 genres of metal on wikipedia, but I've heard about alot of metal genres that are not on wiki (Hyper Metal, Post-Sludge Doom Metal etc. etc.) I wouldn't be surprised if metal is higher...

edit: but Blues is probably still more ridiculas so you have me there...

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