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Old 05-21-2007, 07:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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If you had to respond to a post more than a year old, you could have at least tried to come up with a noise rock band.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:26 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Thank god someone can clarify that indie isnt a genre. My girlfriend insist that old time music isnt "indie" when i say its not on a major record label. I loved the article, thanks!
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:15 PM   #33 (permalink)
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very nice description and catagorization of artist in their types of respective musics. although i understand that it is important to be able to classify music so that it can be described, i have mentioned before and will mention again; do not put much emphasis on the type of music you listen to. this (not always) can lead to ignorance of other genres of music. people will often become very close minded about other forms of music and only see their music as being 'good music' which is completely subjunctive.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:53 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:42 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Thank god someone can clarify that indie isnt a genre. My girlfriend insist that old time music isnt "indie" when i say its not on a major record label. I loved the article, thanks!
Indie is absolutely a genre. It's a kind of music you listen to that has not been presented to you via one of the majors. Unless you're saying genres can only be created by the majors.

Every genre has sub genres - but so long as the kids 'get' what the word 'indie' actually means, that should eliminate any snobbery that sadly accompanies the word.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:46 PM   #36 (permalink)
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So is 'major' a genre to?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:25 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:28 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:42 AM   #39 (permalink)
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So is 'major' a genre to?
You don't need me to tell you this I'm sure, but no. But only because we don't have a bunch of kids running round saying, "I'm into major!" If the music media, in their infinite wisdom, had wanted to create such an uber-genre, I'm sure they would have. And the sheeple would follow.

The important fact is that it's the sub-genres within it which tend, now, to define the style of music you're about to listen to. The genre "Indie" merely represents an artist's/band's decision to maintain artistic control over his/her/their work. Sometimes, as it was in the 70s & 80s (and again now if the media are to be believed), that will define similar styles in the music too.

Of course, in the age of "daddy bought me a record label," indie can also mean, "desperate bunch of untalented tw@s who would kill to be with a major".

Alls I'm saying is, it's just a word that collectively represents, in the main, a band's philosophy. Which to me does not mean it's not still a genre.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:46 AM   #40 (permalink)
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You're just making up definitions, Indie is independant, as in not signed, or signed to a non-RIAA affiliated label.

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