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  1. 27 Mar '10 23:36
    What are everyone's favorite music genres?
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    28 Mar '10 05:24
    Originally posted by Ringwraith
    What are everyone's favorite music genres?
    The stupendously broad "jazz" aside, the upshot of which would need to be transported to my desert island by a 10,000 ton bulk carrier ship, the most useful genre label for me as I search unknown music for things I might like (in conjunction with other labels) is "post rock".
  3. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    29 Mar '10 15:03
    Originally posted by Ringwraith
    What are everyone's favorite music genres?
    I like a bit from all genres. I used to like alternative or post rock. Now I like Heavy Metal.

    System of a Down.
    Tool.
    Slipknot.
    Meshuggah
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Mar '10 17:29
    I'll stick with the music of the people around the world, folk music. It's real, not commercial pablum. They actually make an attempt to be real instrumentalists and singers as opposed to the commercial world where electronic manipulation is the norm.
    Plus the songs are real also, the songwriting is about real world events, not anger set to percussion.
  5. 29 Mar '10 23:00 / 3 edits
    I like anything one can dance to, flamenco, bhangra, scottish/irish reels and jigs, disco, rock n roll, jive, even a little bit of early acid house, anything that enters ones soul and moves me!
  6. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    30 Mar '10 02:07
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I'll stick with the music of the people around the world, folk music. It's real, not commercial pablum. They actually make an attempt to be real instrumentalists and singers as opposed to the commercial world where electronic manipulation is the norm.
    Plus the songs are real also, the songwriting is about real world events, not anger set to percussion.
    What you favour is what you favour, but it's a shame to hear a musician making such sweeping generalizations.
  7. Standard member bot 6
    Bla bla bla
    30 Mar '10 18:44
    love: metal, folk, clasical, jazz(most styles), reggae, punk(except most new punk), trance
    like: blues(except big band, blues rock, 12 bar, and a few other styles i cant recall right now) house, hard house, alternative rock, rap(except gangster, and retarded)
    hate: country, and almost everything they play on the radio and tv. dont even get me started on these so called artists, and the abomination we call the music industry.

    thats all i can think of for now
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Mar '10 18:54
    Originally posted by FMF
    What you favour is what you favour, but it's a shame to hear a musician making such sweeping generalizations.
    Commercial music is after one thing: bucks. Newer talent can't get into the fold so they only repave older pop styles because to be innovative is forbidden. Look what happened in the US around 1959 with the song 'come along and be my party doll'. It was banned and from then on the rebels of music were not allowed airplay so pop music got dumbed down and led to the pablum of the '60's at least in the US.

    Folk music is produced by people who love music and are not trying to get rich on it. It is music to be appreciated by a small audience by definition.
  9. 31 Mar '10 00:22
    Baroque and very loud hard rock.
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    31 Mar '10 08:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Folk music is produced by people who love music and are not trying to get rich on it. It is music to be appreciated by a small audience by definition.
    I also love folk music. And it does indeed have the virtues that you mention. And those virtues are certainly part of its appeal and autheniticity. But I like a lot of other things too, regardless of the degree of 'commercialism' involved in them getting exposed to me or me getting access to them.

    I will take each artist on his or her merits and do the same with regards to their music. I like the confluence of influences, in particular. I am spared the hype that surrounds popular music because I am isolated from it - physically, as it were - and through conscious decisions about what I read. I have no fondness for reading about music - except biographical or historical material.

    A lot of 'pop music' (and other standard genres) and experimental 'cross genre' hybrid stuff is music that is appreciated by a small audience too. I listen to tons of music by people that quite clearly seem to me - judging by their musical sensibilities - to not be trying to get rich.
  11. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    31 Mar '10 20:28
    Originally posted by FMF
    I also love folk music. And it does indeed have the virtues that you mention. And those virtues are certainly part of its appeal and autheniticity. But I like a lot of other things too, regardless of the degree of 'commercialism' involved in them getting exposed to me or me getting access to them.

    I will take each artist on his or her merits and do the same ...[text shortened]... learly seem to me - judging by their musical sensibilities - to not be trying to get rich.
    The true sadness about commercial music is the dearth of real talent, talent that for sure exists out there but the stifling nature of commercial music keeps those with real talent out of the game. The sad fact is you don't even know what you miss because you never hear the real genius of pop only the pablum that is allowed to propagate because it and ONLY because it sells.
  12. 31 Mar '10 21:34
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Baroque and very loud hard rock.
    apparently Bach was the funkiest bass player ever
  13. 01 Apr '10 02:02 / 1 edit
    Choral music both sacred and secular, both a capella and with orchestra. Various ettings of the Stabat Mater by different composers thruogh the ages! Next is lieder. Today's Schubert's birth day. He wrote lieder like no other. HUgo Wolff comes in second in this genre. Finally opera. Few music genres blend the poetry, orchestration and melodies of opera. Even from the oldest extant example, Monteverdi's Poppea. Lately no one can write a tuneful opera anymore. No more Normas, Lucia di Lamermoors, Traviatas, Othellos, Don Giovannis, Toscas, La Bohemes, L'Arlessianas, Der Rosenkavaliers, Der Freischutzes, Oberons, Butterflys.
  14. 01 Apr '10 03:42
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Choral music both sacred and secular, both a capella and with orchestra. Various ettings of the Stabat Mater by different composers thruogh the ages! Next is lieder. Today's Schubert's birth day. He wrote lieder like no other. HUgo Wolff comes in second in this genre. Finally opera. Few music genres blend the poetry, orchestration and melodies of opera. ...[text shortened]... oscas, La Bohemes, L'Arlessianas, Der Rosenkavaliers, Der Freischutzes, Oberons, Butterflys.
    Carmens?
  15. 01 Apr '10 21:04
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The true sadness about commercial music is the dearth of real talent, talent that for sure exists out there but the stifling nature of commercial music keeps those with real talent out of the game. The sad fact is you don't even know what you miss because you never hear the real genius of pop only the pablum that is allowed to propagate because it and ONLY because it sells.
    You'd think that the internet would have been a major game-changer. In the past, if an artist wanted anyone to know they existed, they needed to get airplay on the radio. Now, they can just put something up on the internet.

    And yet, it seems that commercial music today is so much worse now than commercial music was 30 years ago.