#1
Following on from my thread, 'What's the Strangest Genre you've heard of', some people wanted to know whether I meant examples of these. Well, here it is. Simply, share with the rest of the readers whether you've heard of a band which you think is hard to call a certain genre (such as metal, rock, etc.).
For example, I didn't know what genre The Used were, before their most recent album.
These don't have to be right. If you know that a band does have a specific genre, tell us, don't intimidate those who don't know (like me).
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#4
By the way, I don't hold the answers to all the bands (obviously). So please don't ask me to define a genre for a band on request =)
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#6
What is beck? (other than awesome, obviously)


EDIT:

here's some linkys

Linky1
Linky2
Linky3
It's over simplified, So what!

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#7
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InME????

Hey, I've been listening to them all day!
#8
Whitechapel is horrible.
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#9
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InME????


I believe they belong in the genre of God.

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#11
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first two don't work






They work for me, I'll try different ones though.

EDIT: got a different link for linky 2, but couldn't find another version of the first song, sorry
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#15
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I'd call that experimental jazz. It doesn't have much of an industrial vibe really, just an implied vibe.

Here's a tough one. What is Unexpect?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbSUEbG3OVE&feature=related

They seem to be masters of mixing dissonance and melody, but I can't tag a genre on them for shit.
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#16
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I'd call that experimental jazz. It doesn't have much of an industrial vibe really, just an implied vibe.

Here's a tough one. What is Unexpect?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbSUEbG3OVE&feature=related

They seem to be masters of mixing dissonance and melody, but I can't tag a genre on them for shit.

Avant-garde/Progressive Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Unexpect/302

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Ah, thank you! I should've thought about Avant-garde.

If you wanna know any metal band's genre, just use that website for serious: they're huge genre nerds (as so am I, kinda lol)
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#19
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If you wanna know any metal band's genre, just use that website for serious: they're huge genre nerds (as so am I, kinda lol)

Fair enough!

Keep this going, guys. Who else needs help with a band's genre?
#20
Anyone familiar with Deftones or Funeral For a Friend?

Would you still call Deftones 'nu-metal'?

I think Funeral For A Friend are sort-of more 'hard rock' now with some of their old post-hardcore elements to keep old fans liking them.
#21
Black Moth Super Rainbow, anyone?

I was using New Weird America back in '09, but i think that was just a buzz-word.
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#22
1. It's like, what the f*ck is "indie"? It literally describes any band who is not on a major label, more specifically on an independent label.

Or, at least, it used to mean that. Now there's a specific, generic boring sound associated with it. Those bands tend to open for 'alternative' rock bands like The Pixies. Those bands usually suck and make you crave the headliner. Oh, which reminds me...

2. What the f*ck is "alternative"? Again, used to make a little more sense. It was a term for anything that wasn't constantly played on the radio. At least, that's what I think it used to mean back in like the 60s.

By modern standards, though, considering that most of the radio is just classic rock and top 40 dance and pop crap, isn't just about everything alternative now? Alternative could mean a blues band, or a heavy metal band, or a punk band, it's just ridiculous and makes no sense! Ah, while we're on the topic...

3. What the f*ck is "punk"? You know where I'm going with this. It used to be a term to describe a mindset rather than a general sound. The Clash were punk. Iggy Pop and the Stooges were punk (I think?) yet none of those guys sound like Bad Religion, who are also considered punk. What makes them all similar is their mindset, right?

Then why does playing double timed beats and repetitive chords and wearing leather pants automatically label you as punk if you play at a bar? It's like it's an image or a specific sound now. The only reason I hear the Clash and think 'punk' is because I've been told to think this way, so I look for it. I wasn't alive to understand the context of that band when it broke out.

Bottom line is that I hate genres. I gave a lengthy response because, by coincidence, I happened to be having this exact same conversation with someone last night.
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#24
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Black Moth Super Rainbow, anyone?

I was using New Weird America back in '09, but i think that was just a buzz-word.


Thanks for naming the band! I like the music, I was just curious.

I'd call it a mix of psychedelic/experimental art electro-pop.
Nice genre which I personally love!

Kona Triangle is one my favorite though in that genre.
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#25
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psychedelic/experimental art electro-pop.

This is where I feel genres break down.

First off, most people have no idea what "art electro-pop" is. Say that to most people and they either think you're douchebag hipster. Or they'll give you a blank look.

Second off, the "pop" part is a misnomer, since pop originally meant "popular music".

Third off, experimental and art are redundant (though not necessarily the same).

Basically, the point I'm trying to make is, the proper term for that genre would be "experimental electronic music". But no, every damn sound has to have its own super-duper unique genre tag, just because "X doesn't sound exactly like Y".
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#26
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Anyone familiar with Deftones or Funeral For a Friend?


Funeral for a Friend are almost a template for post-hardcore; them and Thrice, and Boysetsfire.
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#28
Since UneXpect were already mentioned:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3xq5BBi-MU
^ They're called Pryapisme, and they're insane almost like UneXpect...
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#29
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Basically, the point I'm trying to make is, the proper term for that genre would be "experimental electronic music". But no, every damn sound has to have its own super-duper unique genre tag, just because "X doesn't sound exactly like Y".


But Black Moth Super Rainbow aren't really experimental... :/ They defy sensible genre names. I kind of think, maybe i should call them Kitschedelic, but i don't want to step on the B52s toes.

Also, Kitschedelic is a great genre title.

I mostly just say I like electronic music and then hope that people take an historical reading of that. I doubt they do. shrug shrug shrug.
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#30
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But Black Moth Super Rainbow aren't really experimental... :/ They defy sensible genre names.

Then, call them psychedelic electronic music. No reason for anything ridiculous.

Also, the B52s are another of those bands who think they're super-special cookies, who deserve their own fucking genre.

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^ They're called Pryapisme, and they're insane almost like UneXpect...

Most definitely Avant-garde/prog rock.

@Chemical Fire:
The same can be said of American Indie. It's basically Rock or Pop Rock. However, since it uses instruments like acoustic guitar, it's "Indie" to some people.
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#31
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1. It's like, what the f*ck is "indie"? It literally describes any band who is not on a major label, more specifically on an independent label.

Or, at least, it used to mean that. Now there's a specific, generic boring sound associated with it. Those bands tend to open for 'alternative' rock bands like The Pixies. Those bands usually suck and make you crave the headliner. Oh, which reminds me...


Most Indie Just sounds like Brit Pop... well the British stuff does. I'd argue that most "Indie Rock" is just Rock or Pop Rock.
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#32
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Anyone familiar with Deftones

Would you still call Deftones 'nu-metal'?


I don't know, there's definitely some nu-metal in their sound, but they experiment so much. Chino cites You'd Prefer An Astronaut by Hum (which everyone should also listen to) a lot, when discussing influences. Not vocally, obviously, but that reverbed spacey guitar in the first song is very Steph, and the riffs in Stars remind me a lot of Be Quiet And Drive.

So I would group them as nu-metal, but their post-hardcore influence is pretty significant.
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#33
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I don't know, there's definitely some nu-metal in their sound, but they experiment so much. Chino cites You'd Prefer An Astronaut by Hum (which everyone should also listen to) a lot, when discussing influences. Not vocally, obviously, but that reverbed spacey guitar in the first song is very Steph, and the riffs in Stars remind me a lot of Be Quiet And Drive.

So I would group them as nu-metal, but their post-hardcore influence is pretty significant.


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#34
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+1000 for Hum! I might be seeing them soon...


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