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Old 09-23-2010, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Ultimate Compilation I


The most ambitious musical project of all time.


The Ultimate Compliation project, or TUC, as I suggest all of you call it (you'll need to save some time since you'll be gawking at it's sheer enormity for quite a bit), aims to live up to it's title and create the ultimate musical compilation. Just as a compilation for the genre of Jazz may contain the most defining songs of the style, this comp aims to define music itself. To cut to the chase - a song in every genre and sub-genre within reasonable imagination. We'll be starting with Popular Music. To be followed by Art Music, and finally, Traditional Music. Definitions for these distinct aspects of music can be found here. Of course, they will likely overlap with each other - but it's not the intention of the project to split hairs and get into tedious debates about what classifies what (that's what the rest of MB is for).

This is something for the whole community to get involved with. Everyone on MB is encouraged to help construct this behemoth. To participate, look at the list of genres and sub genres below. Know a good song from that style? Post it! You're also encouraged to do some research on the genres you've never heard of and report back to us with your findings. Check below for the official submission proceedure:

How to Submit
  • Post a song with relevent information (i.e. artist & title) along with what genre in the list in belongs to.
  • The genre you've marked that song as being will be bolded, indicating that the genre has been covered.
  • Please only submit ONE song per style. If all the styles you'd like to cover have been taken already, consider doing some research on the genres you've not heard of.
  • Write-ups are welcomed but not a requirement.
  • When submitting something, be sure that you are marking it's genre correctly and that you have chosen that song because you believe it properly defines that style.
  • When submitting a song to define a main genre, and not a sub-genre (i.e. when submitting a song to cover "Rock" instead "Hair Metal"), it has to be seconded by another member as truly defining that style. After all, a lot of genres are umbrella terms and need songs that nicely capture the original intent and spirit of their origins.
  • If anyone feels that a song does not belong in the genre it's ascribed (and this shouldn't be based on personal preference), bring it everyone's attention and get somebody to second you on it. The genre will be unmarked and free to define again. ATTENTION: please use the discussion thread for discussing what songs should represent what genres.
  • Please DO NOT PM me or anybody else your submissions. YouTube videos or mp3 links work just fine. You don't even need to post a YouTube video, in fact. As long as I can find the song later when I'm collecting them all for the comp, all you need to post is the artist and title. I'll collect all the songs later when the comp is being assembled. Videos are great to give people an idea of why you chose that artist though.
  • Submit songs in as many categories as you like and have fun!



Afrobeat: Fela Kuti - Expensive Sh*t submitted by Conan
Apala: Ayinla Omowura - Agbo ma te'ti l'orin tiwa (an unabridged tape side) submitted by Conan
Benga International De Nelly - "Rose Pambo". submitted by Conan
Cape Jazz
Fuji music
Highlife: Ebaahi Soundz - Oshiitℇ submitted by Conan
Jùjú: KING SUNNY ADE - JA FUN MI submitted by jackhammer
Museve aka Sungura
Soukous aka Congo, Lingala or African rumba


Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mikrophonie submitted by dankrsta, seconded by bob.


Experimental music: John Cage - Music of Changes submitted by dankrsta
Minimalist music: Terry Riley - In C submitted by dankrsta
Drone: La Monte Young (The Theatre Of Eternal Music) - Pre-Tortoise Dream Music submitted by dankrsta
Noise: Merzbow - Woodpecker 1 submitted by dankrsta & bob.
Avant-Prog: Henry Cow - Living in the Heart of the Beast submitted by dankrsta

Country/Americana/Roots Music


Alternative country: 16 Horsepower - Black Soul Choir submitted by dankrsta
Americana: Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood submitted by James
Bluegrass: Bill Monroe - Blue Moon Of Kentucky submitted by Jedey
Progressive bluegrass: Hypocrite Smile by Acoustic Syndicate submitted by ThePhanastasio
Traditional bluegrass
Country pop: Down From Dover - Dolly Parton submitted by bob
Country rock: Supersuckers - The Supersucker Drive By Blues submitted by bob.
Honky tonk: Hank Williams - Lovesick Blues submitted by bob.
Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens - Tiger By The Tail submitted by Jedey
Nashville sound/Countrypolitan
Neotraditional country
Outlaw country: Waylon Jennings - Shadow of the Gallows submitted by ThePhanastasio
Progressive country
Rockabilly: Johnny Burnette - Train Kept A Rollin' submitted by Jedey
Western: Townes Van Zandt - My Proud Mountains submitted by Conan
Western swing



Acid jazz: Kyoto Jazz Massive - Substream submitted by jackhammer
Asian American jazz
Avant-garde jazz: Charles Mingus - Solo Dancer submitted by James
Bebop: Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Hot House submitted by Jedey
Big band: COUNT BASIE - Swingin' the Blues submitted by +81
Crossover jazz
Calypso jazz
Chamber jazz
Cool jazz: Miles Davis - Boplicity submitted by Jedey
Free jazz Ornette Coleman Sextet - Free Jazz submitted by bob.
Gypsy jazz
Hard bop
Jazz blues
Jazz fusion: Bill Cobham / George Duke Band - Panhandler submitted by jackhammer
Jazz rap
Latin jazz
Mainstream jazz
Modal jazz: John Coltrane - Impressions submitted by Jedey
Nu jazz: Nightmares On Wax - Survival submitted by jackhammer
Smooth jazz: Kenny G - Forever In Love submitted by bob.
Soul jazz: Cannonball Adderley - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy submitted by Jedey
Swing: Benny Goodman Orchestra - Sing Sing Sing submitted by +81 and Mike Nelson of Spooner Wisconsin
Trad jazz
Vocal jazz: Johnny Hartman - Lush Life submitted by Jedey
West Coast jazz: Dave Brubeck - Take Five submitted by Jedey

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Country blues: Mississippi John Hurt - Richland Woman Blues submitted by James
Delta blues: Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues submitted by Conan
Electric blues: T-Bone Walker - Left Home When I Was a Kid submitted by ThePhanastasio
Fife and drum blues
Jump blues: Louis Jordan - Caldonia submitted by Jedey
Piano blues: Pinetop Perkins - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie submitted by Jedey

Easy listening


Background music
Beautiful music
Elevator music
Furniture music: Erik Satie - Tapisserie en fer forgé submitted by +81 and Torgo
Lounge music: Skizzo Franick - Goodbye Summer submitted by Kaimon and his Magic Band
Middle of the road



Ambient: The Threshold House Boys Choir - Form Grows Rampant Part 1 submitted by bob.
Dark ambient: All Hail The transcending Ghost - Untitled 4 submitted by bob.
Breakbeat: Tug Nut (Feat. Deepcut)- Ed Solo And Skool Of Thought submitted by jackhammer
Progressive Breaks
NuSkool Breaks
Dance : The Source ft. Candi Staton - You Got The Love (Now Voyager Mix) submitted by jackhammer
Big beat
Dubstep: Benga - E Trips submitted by jackhammer
Drum and bass: Roni Size - Brown Paper Bag submitted by jackhammer
Darkcore: Satanic Unicorn Orgy - Otto Von Schirach submitted by jackhammer
Electronica: Tangerine Dream - Love On A Real Train submitted by jackhammer
Electro hop
Goa trance
Psychedelic trance
Happy hardcore
Hardcore techno
House: C & M Production - True House Music submitted by jackhammer
Acid house: Psychic TV - Joy submitted by bob.
Ambient house: The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds submitted by Dayvan Cowboy
Electro house
Italo house
UK Garage
IDM: afx - Mt Saint Michel + Saint Michael's Mount submitted by Dayvan Cowboy
Trance: Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar submitted by jackhammer
Acid Trance
Euro Trance
Hard Trance
Progressive trance
Tech Trance
Uplifting Trance
Vocal Trance: Oceanlab - If I Could Fly submitted by Kaimon
Acid breaks
Trip hop: Emancipator - Smoke Signals submitted by +81
Downtempo: Mr. Blue (Bonobo) - Sacremento submitted by Kaimon
Glitch: ediT - Ants submitted by Kaimon
Industrial music: SPK - Despair submitted by bob.
Progressive electronic

Hip Hop & Rap


Alternative hip hop: Molemen ft. Slug, Aesop Rock, and MF DOOM - Put Your Quarter Up submitted by bob.
Crunk: Lil John - What You Gon Do submitted by bob.
Dirty rap/Pornocore: 2 Live Crew - Me So Horny submitted by bob.
East Coast hip hop: Wu-tang Clan - Da Mystery of Chessboxin submitted by bob.
Gangsta rap: NWA - Gantsta Gangsta submitted by gangsta bob.
Latin rap
Chicano rap
Indie rap: Why? - The Hollows submitted by Dr.Seussicide & storymilo
Miami bass
Midwest hip hop
Political hip hop: Sage Francis - Makeshift Patriot submitted by bob.
Southern hip hop: Bonecrusher - Never Scared submitted by bob.
West Coast hip hop: Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg - Ain't Nuttin But a G Thang submitted by bob.



Baithak Gana
Bossa Nova
Calypso: The Mighty Sparrow - Miss Mary submitted by Dr.Seussicide
Chutney soca
Música Popular Brasileira
Soca: Machel Montano - We Not Givin' Up submitted by Dr.Seussicide


Michael Jackson - Billie Jean submitted by The Bullet, seconded by bob.


Adult contemporary music
Adult oriented pop music
Arab pop
Austropop: Falco- Der Kommissar submitted by storymilo
Balkan pop
Baroque pop: Scott Walker - Duchess submitted by James
Bubblegum pop: Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard - Diane Ray submitted by bob.
Chinese pop
Country pop: Down From Dover - Dolly Parton submitted by bob.
Dance-pop: Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart submitted by bob.
Disco polo
Electropop: Kraftwerk - Music Non Stop submitted by bob.
French pop: Zazie - Je Suis Un Homme submitted by Kaimon
Greek Laïkó pop
Hong Kong and Cantonese pop
Hong Kong English pop
Indian pop
Indonesian pop
Italo dance
Italo disco
Jangle pop: Felt- A Wave Crashed On Rocks submitted by James
Japanese pop: Genki Sudo - Mindshift submitted by Kaimon
Korean pop: Wondergirls - Stupid submitted by storymilo
Latin pop
Louisiana swamp pop
Mandarin pop: Xei Mei Jing - Bian Je 1999 submitted by Kaimon
Manufactured pop: Tatu - All the Things She Said submitted by Pedestrian
Mexican pop: Selena - Bidi Bidi Bom Bom submitted by bob.
New romantic: The Art Of Parties submitted by loveissucide
Noise pop: 'Radical Businessman' by Japanther submitted by Violent & Funky
Operatic pop
Original Pilipino Music: Up Dharma Down - Oo submitted by Kaimon
Pop rap: MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This submitted by bob.
Psychedelic pop: Cardiacs - Tarred and Feathered submitted by Dr.Suessicide
Russian pop
Sophisti-pop: Goodbye Lucille #1 by Prefab Sprout submitted by loveissucide
Space age pop
Sunshine pop: The Partridge Family - C'mon Get Happy! submitted by bob.
Surf pop: Surf's Up by Brian Wilson submitted by ThePhanastasio
Synthpop: Depeche Mode - Everything Counts submitted by bob.
Taiwanese pop
Teen pop: The Shangri Las - Remember Walkin' in the Sand submitted by TumorAttitude
Thai pop
Traditional pop music: Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable submitted by Jedey
Turkish pop
Twee Pop: Belle And Sebastian - Expectations submitted by James
Wonky Pop

Modern folk


Indie folk: Bon Iver - re:stacks submitted by downwardspiral
Neofolk: Sol Invictus's - Against The Modern World submitted by bob. seconded by Conan
Progressive folk: Erland & The Carnival - My Name Is Carnival submitted by jackhammer
Anti-folk: Oedipus by Regina Spektor submitted by ThePhanastasio



2 tone: The Specials - Too Much Too Young submitted by bob.
Dancehall: Capleton - Who Dem submitted by jackhammer
Dub: Roots Radics - Settle Down Version submitted by +81
Electro Dub: Dubmatix - War, Peace And Dub submitted by jackhammer
Lovers rock: Gregory Isaacs - Rumours (Rumours Riddim) submitted by jackhammer
Ragga: Jah Screechy - Walk And Skank submitted by jackhammer
Reggae: No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley submitted by ThePhanastasio
Reggaefusion: Fat Freddy's Drop - Wandering Eye submitted by jackhammer
Rocksteady: The Blues Busters - Behold (Ska version) submitted by jackhammer
Ska Punk: Operation Ivy - Sound System submitted by bob.

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Rhythm & Blues


Contemporary R&B
Doo wop: The Duprees - You Belong to Me submitted by Conan
Funk : Gil Scott Heron - "The Bottle" submitted by jackhammer
Deep Funk: "Showstopper" by Iron Knowledge submitted by jackhammer
Disco: Chic - Good Times submitted by jackhammer
Post disco
P-Funk: Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) submitted by loveissucide
New jack swing: Jade - Don't Walk Away submitted by jackhammer
Soul: Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) submitted by jackhammer (great choice, says Conan)
Hip hop soul
Northern soul
Neo soul
Urban contemporary


Jimi Hendrix - Fire submitted by khfreek, seconded by Conan


Alternative rock: Radiohead - Paranoid Android submitted by Pedestrian seconded by khfreek
Britpop: Blur - For Tomorrow submitted by James
Dream pop: Cocteau Twins - Little Spacey submitted by downwardspiral
Emo: American Football - Never Meant submitted by James
Grunge: Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick submitted by Conan
Post-grunge: Bush - Glycerine submitted by Conan
Indie pop: The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again submitted by downwardspiral
Indie rock: Dinosaur Jr. - Freakscene submitted by Violent & Funky and James
Lo-fi: Guided By Voices - Buzzards And Dreadful Crows submitted by James
Noise Rock: Lightning Bolt - Saint Jacques submitted by +81 and Joel Hodgeson
Industrial rock: Throbbing Gristle - We Hate You (Little Girls) submitted by PAVEMENT SAW
Madchester: The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection submitted by James
Post-rock: Mogwai - Christmas Steps submitted by downwardspiral
Shoegazing: Ride - Vapour Trail submitted by James
Blues-rock: Jeff Beck - Spanish Boots submitted by jackhammer
Chinese rock
Dark cabaret: Harlequin Jones - Gutter Tango submitted by Dr.Suessicide
Desert rock: 'Green Machine' by Kyuss submitted by Violent & Funky
Folk rock: The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season submitted by Jedey
Folk punk: 'Tanks! Tanks! Tanks!' by Defiance, Ohio submitted by Violent & Funky
Garage rock: The Sonics - Strychnine submitted by jackhammer
Glam rock: Roxy Music - Virginia Plain submitted by jackhammer
Hard rock: Guns 'N Roses- Rocket Queen submitted by The Bullet
Heavy metal: Demon - Don't break the Circle submitted by jackhammer
Hair Metal
Black metal: Fen - Exile's Journey submitted by zeppy111
Christian metal
Death metal: Gojira - Where Dragons Dwell submitted by Dr.Seussicide
Melodic Death Metal: Dethklok - Thunderhorse submitted by Sljslj
Technical Death Metal: In Death Is Death - Meshuggah submitted by xEMGx
Progressive Death Metal: Death - Chrystal Mountain submitted by zeppy111
Doom metal Asunder - Twilght Amaranthine submitted by bob.
Drone metal: Sunn O))) - Candlegoat submitted by Dayvan Cowboy
Folk metal: Wanderer - Ensiferum submitted by xEMGx
Funk metal: 'Violent & Funky' by Infectious Grooves submitted by Violent & Funky (of course!)
Glam metal: Twisted Sister - Burn In Hell submitted by Sljslj
Gothic metal: Type O Negative - Everything Dies submitted by jackhammer
Grindcore: Carcass - Ruptured in Purulence submitted by jackhammer
Groove metal: Nonpoint - Bullet With A Name submitted by jackhammer
Industrial metal: Ministry - So What submitted by bob.
Metalcore : Hatebreed - Perseverance submitted by Sljslj
Mathcore: The Dillinger Escape Plan - We Are the Storm submitted by khfreek
Melodic metalcore: Shadows Fall - The Light That Blinds submitted by Sljslj
Nu metal: Deftones - Digital Bath submitted by James
Power metal: Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King submitted by jackhammer
Progressive metal: 'Schism' by Tool submitted by Violent & Funky
Rap metal: Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade submitted by Violent & Funky
Sludge metal: Celeste - Tu regardes trop fort, tu pens submitted by Dr.Seussicide
Speed metal: Narita - Riot submitted by xEMGx
Symphonic metal: The Serpentine Offering - Dimmu Borgir submitted by xEMGx
Thrash metal : D.R.I. - I Don't Need Society submitted by bob.
Crossover Thrash Metal: DRI - The Five Year Plan submitted by jackhammer
Unblack metal
J-Rock: Janne Da Arc - Wild Fang submitted by Kaimon
Kraut-Rock: Neu! - Negativland submitted by dankrsta
Math rock: Tera Melos - The Werewolf and Ben submitted by ThePhanastasio
New Wave: Talking Heads- Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) submitted by storymilo
Dark Wave/Ethereal Wave: Dead Can Dance - In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated submitted by dankrsta
Paisley Underground: Thin White Rope-Disney Girl - Paisley Underground submitted by James
Pop rock: Pat Benatar - Invincible submitted by jackhammer
Power pop: Big Star - You Get What you Deserve submitted by James
Progressive rock: Gentle Giant - The Advent of Panurge submitted by James
New Prog: Coheed and Cambria - Everything Evil submitted by khfreek
Space Rock: Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space submitted by James
Psychedelic rock: Moby Grape - Come In the Morning submitted by ThePhanastasio
Acid rock: Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida submitted by Palatable Vera
Punk rock: Damned - New Rose submitted by jackhammer & bob.
Anarcho punk: Crass - Bloody Revolutions submitted by bob.
Crust punk: Nausea - Smash Racism submitted by bob.
Deathrock: Rudimentary Peni - The Horrors in the Museum submitted by James
Hardcore punk: Gorilla Biscuits - New Direction submitted by bob.
Post-hardcore: Bitch Magnet - Americruiser submitted by James
Pop punk: 'Dammit' by blink 182 submitted by Violent.. yet strangely... Funky
Post-punk : Public Image Ltd. - Memories submitted by dankrsta
Gothic rock: Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead submitted by bob.
Psychobilly: The Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freakout submitted by bob.
Rap rock : Body Count - There Goes the Neighborhood suggested by +81 and Tom Servo
Rock and roll: Chuck Berry- Back in the USA for Rock N Roll suggested by storymilo
Soft rock: Albatross by Fleetwood Mac submitted by loveissucide
Southern rock: Southern Rock - Bad Moon Rising submitted by loveissucide
Surf rock: The Surfaris - Wipe Out submitted by +81 and Joe Don Baker
Indie Surf rock (it exists apparently): Surfer Blood - Swim submitted by Dayvan Cowboy
Jam Band: Box Of Rain by The Grateful Dead submitted by ThePhanastasio
Contempory Jam Band: Rift by Phish submitted by ThePhanastasio
Modern Jam / Electronic: Float Like a Butterfly by The Disco Biscuits submitted by ThePhanastasio
No Wave: Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - Orphans submitted by dankrsta
Avant-Garde Metal: Kayo Dot - Marathon submitted by Dayvan Cowboy
Lists and genre information come from Wikipedia unless they obviously don't.

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Mississipi John Hurt-Richland Woman Blues-Country Blues
Great idea Conan.
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i like your explanation for modern folk


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Originally Posted by James View Post
Mississipi John Hurt-Richland Woman Blues-Country Blues
Great idea Conan.
Added. Nice choice!
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I'll think of more when I have more caffiene.
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I'm submitting Ebaahi Soundz - Oshiitℇ for the Highlife category. Found a lot of great Highlife and other African styles on Awesome Tapes from Africa. It's a great blog to check out if you ever get the chance.
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Also submitting Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues in the category of Delta Blues.
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Rudimentary Peni-The Horrors in the Museum-Death Rock

The Stone Roses-I Am The Resurrection-Madchester

Blur-For Tomorrow-Britpop

American Football-Never Meant-Emo

Deftones-Digital Bath-Nu Metal

Scott Walker-Duchess-Baroque Pop

Guided By Voices-Buzzards And Dreadful Crows-Lo-Fi
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