Poll: What's your favorite kind of ska?
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View poll results: What's your favorite kind of ska?
Ska
38 49%
Lovers Rock
5 6%
Ska Punk
52 67%
Dancehall
7 9%
Dub
14 18%
2 Tone
26 33%
Ragga
7 9%
Rocksteady
12 15%
Reggaeton
4 5%
Roots Reggae
14 18%
Voters: 78.
#1
Okay. Here we go. Last time now. No mistakes.

Again, My favorites are Ska, Ska Punk, Dancehall, 2 Tone, and Dub.
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#5
Quote by Sublime_Dude
Okay. Here we go. Last time now. No mistakes.

Again, My favorites are Ska, Ska Punk, Dancehall, 2 Tone, and Dub.

same here!
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and the new wave of east bay area thrash ska is good too
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#6
I guess I'm just a ska kinda guy, doesn't matter which wave although most of the ska bands I like are 3rd wave.

The only reggae artists I like are Toots and the Maytals, and Bob Marley. The Maytals are among my favorite bands.
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#8
Quote by Adarsh
"Ska" is an option within "favorite type of ska"?

he might be meaning the first wave
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#9
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What the hell is Ska?

*points out this is the punk AND SKA forum*

1st wave and 2-tone for me
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#10
I don't really listen to ska anymore but two tone is my favorite.
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#11
You know, after desperate attempts to get into it, I've decided that I don't really like any kind of Ska that much.
#13
I'm not exactly well learned in all the little subgenres, I like a bit of each. I'd probably say Ska Punk, but maybe because that's the most mainstream, so it's what I'd hear most.
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#14
I had no idea there were so many different subgenres. I know a few basic things about the different waves, but I've never even heard anyone use the term 'dancehall' when talking about ska.
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#16
Quote by lavazza
^some idiot invented all theses subgenres, he saw oh the clash has a song called "lovers rock" oh and I cannot see any songs with similar chord progression........it must have its own genre



Lovers rock was around before The Clash even existed. And no, its not ska.


Neither is dancehall or dub or many of the others, but because people in this forum had to act all smart and say that ska became before reggae in his other thread when it really didnt matter, TS got a bit confused and obviously thought all these jamaican music genres came under Ska.


TS go make a "What is your favourite jamaican music genre?" poll instead to keep all these pedantic people happy.
Last edited by DanRev at Dec 19, 2008,
#17
Quote by DanRev
Lovers rock was around before The Clash even existed. And no, its not ska.


Neither is dancehall or dub or many of the others, but because people in this forum had to act all smart and say that ska became before reggae in his other thread when it really didnt matter, TS got a bit confused and obviously thought all these jamaican music genres came under Ska.


TS go make a "What is your favourite jamaician music genre?" poll instead to keep all these pedantic people happy.

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#19
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What are you talking about?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovers_rock
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that he's joking.
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#22
Quote by axeslash
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that he's joking.

That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure and I thought it would come off as rude to say "THATS SO STUPID YOU MUST BE JOKING TO SAY A STUPID THING LIKE THAT."

Then again, "What are you talking about?" is pretty rude too.
Last edited by werty22 at Dec 19, 2008,
#23
Quote by werty22
What are you talking about?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovers_rock


as I said, there are also people who just call Aswad Ska, just ordinary ska, but then there are people and invent a Genre called Lovers Rock........Whatever when you want to learn all of these damn subgenres, do it. Since I´m an imaginative person I could give you a few more names and fill them with stuff, then you can learn more......

EDIT: ok I don´t want to dispute with you werty, since I think you know some things about these genre things, but I´m just fed up with this ****, that every single movement needs its own name, since the bands which are part of rocksteady (not crack rocksteady) are also part of he ordinary reggea/ska scene, so why give it an own name?
Last edited by lavazza at Dec 20, 2008,
#24
Genres are ****ing great and it would be infinitely hard to find music you like if there were no sub genres.


"I'd like some punk"

Oh, The Clash?

"No, a bit faster"

Dead Kennedys?

"No, a bit angrier"

*some hardcore band*

"Not that angry"

Erm... Subhumans?

"Bingo"


subgenres make things like that alot easier.
#25
but not concerning EVERYTHING that´s just confusing, I mean when you say 81 Punk, you can mean Partisans, GBH and Exploited, but they´re all part of the street punk genre already, so ok you can be in several genres, but for ONE year in the punk history an own genre? that´s a bit stupid, as well as waht you read about rocksteady or lovers rock, I don´t really know much about both, but I bet I wasn´t able to see any bigger difference between the style of these bands and Desmond Dekker or the skatalites........wait Desmond Dekker is part of the rocksteady scene (according to uncle wiki) so there IS no difference between ska and rocksteady.
rocksteady just describes one minor step between ska and reggea, the difficulty here is, that the differences are floading.
#26
Lover's rock refers to a lyrical theme. There's not really a difference in the music. I agree that it shouldn't be in this poll, but I don't agree that it isn't (double negative) a genre.

And rocksteady is a genre. A transitional subgenre of ska. It's ska at a relatively slow pace. It developed because people thought most ska was too fast to dance to. It also probably shouldn't be on the poll since it's more of a subgenre of first-wave ska.
#27
As far as I´ve learned (I´m no ska-specialist) reggea also developed out of ska as a consequence, that ska was too fast during the warm summer, therefore it become slower and got the name reggea, so where should be the difference between Reggea and Rocksteady and more important is there any need to split it up?
#28
I don't claim to be an expert on ska either. But even if reggae and rocksteady developed for similar reasons, I still think they're different. Not really different, but different enough to tell the difference. But I don't really see the need to split it up because rocksteady seems to fit under the umbrella of first-wave ska.
#29
Ska-core!!! Mighty Mighty Bosstones Ftw!!!!!
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#30
Quote by DanRev
Genres are ****ing great and it would be infinitely hard to find music you like if there were no sub genres.


"I'd like some punk"

Oh, The Clash?

"No, a bit faster"

Dead Kennedys?

"No, a bit angrier"

*some hardcore band*

"Not that angry"

Erm... Subhumans?

"Bingo"


subgenres make things like that alot easier.
This is actually why I hate subgenres. They're good for spoon-feeding music and sounding smarter than you actually are, other than that they don't serve much purpose.
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#39
I like ska punk, some third wave and some 2 tone.

Genres are useful, but it gets a little excessive sometimes. Honestly, does every type of music need to be sped up and have a "-core" added to the end?
I'm pretty wary of -core'd musics actually.