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#1
I'm sure some of you listen to "post-rock" bands like Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky.

My mate says this type of sound and genre classification is stupid and pretentious because "rock is still going on you know man" so post-rock can't be a thing until after rock ends, and rock is never gonna end.

I argue him that post-hardcore is still a genre when hardcore is still going strong and it's just using elements of rock in a new sound like "after rock".

Anyway it's just a way for people to find bands who sound like Mogwai I guess. Don't see the point in getting annoyed at a genre name either way.

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#2
The 'post' in genres doesn't mean 'after'.
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#3
What does it mean

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#4
post office rock
post office punk
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#7
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#10
Not a genre m8 its a sub-genre. What you gonna do about it?
#11
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Not a genre m8 its a sub-genre. What you gonna do about it?


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#15
Correct if I'm wrong, but the word "post" rock in post-rock derives from "post-apocalypse? You know, the moody sounds and the general atmosphere of the genre itself. That's what I always thought at least. It's a pretty good description if you ask me.

Edit: Appearently I'm way off. F**k that! It should stand for post-apocalypse.
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#16
What about post-post-rock?


It's so new age there aren't even instruments, it's just the sound of a post van driving through a small village #truehipstermate
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#17
I find it funny when Sigur ros are labelled post-rock because they're nothing like the amount of dull, uninteresting soundscape shit half the genre is made up of. I only enjoy like two PR ones
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#21
Russian circles is a post rock band right? They make nice music. Drummer quite good.

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#22
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It's cool to hate Post-Rock now?



Think it's because Ian started liking it but idk where the hell that dudes been.
#23
My biggest problem is that it somehow groups Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, Hammock, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor as the same genres.
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#24
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Think it's because Ian started liking it but idk where the hell that dudes been.

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#25
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My biggest problem is that it somehow groups Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, Hammock, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor as the same genres.


Eh, that's the same with a lot of genres.
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#30
Everyone's so interested in post. Why aren't more people interested in conversation
#32
Actually, don't you people think genres are kind of limiting? Or one dimensional or something?

I mean, you can say something is "rock", but it can refer to any imaginable possible sound. Even then the line between "rock" and any subgenre you think a certain piece of music belongs to is very blurry. Even then, are the subgenres part of the genre? Is something that is "post-rock", "rock" as well, because it is a subgenre of it? If not, then isn't it a different genre altogether?

Then there's more ridiculous stuff, like "pop", which can compass anything from The Beatles to Justin Bieber. It seems heavily limiting, and hard to define. Hell, some songs I feel like aren't even in any genre at all. Like "slow" songs/ballads for instance (I still don't know how to call them).

Wouldn't it be better, maybe, to give different "types" of labels to songs, based on specific things of it perhaps, and get rid of "genre"? Like rhythm, cultural aspect, "energy", tempo, melody, etc? Surely we could come up with something right?
Genres seem kind of archaic and somehow wrong to use. Just like using the MPAA's ratings for films seems archaic and wrong

EDIT: Like, I want to take a look at the "genre", or the "label" of a song, and know what I'm getting into. If it's something like "post-prog-rock", then I'll go "WTF" and have no idea, since it can be anything from low volume strikes of a lute, to some chants with tubular bells and a heavy metal choir behind, to whatever.
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#34
I don't see how it's pretentious at all. I don't mind doses of post rock, I just can't stand it for too long. And I'm not too sure what post punk is and if someone could give me an example to listen to I would appreciate it, sounds like something I'd like.
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#35
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I don't see how it's pretentious at all. I don't mind doses of post rock, I just can't stand it for too long. And I'm not too sure what post punk is and if someone could give me an example to listen to I would appreciate it, sounds like something I'd like.

The best post punk song ever has already been posted

More goodness tho
#37
Yes, because it's irrelevant. and trying really hard to be, so it can warrant it's own genre to cover their meaningless existence.
#38
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Hell, some songs I feel like aren't even in any genre at all. Like "slow" songs/ballads for instance (I still don't know how to call them).

um??? you freaking wrote it in the sentence are you kidding me
#40
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Ballads isn't a genre

why not? do you understand what a "genre" is?

it is a commonly understood manner of classifying music into a category based on major defining aspects of the composition.
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