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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    When you are browsing for music or hearing about it defined by genres, which descriptors best point towards your tastes and which genres/sub-genres do you dislike or avoid? Are there genres you used to like earlier in life but no longer look for or like?

    Acid house, acid jazz, acid techno, acoustic blues, acoustic rock, afrobeat, alternative country, alternative dance, alternative folk, alternative hip hop, alternative metal, alternative pop, alternative punk, alternative rock, ambient, ambient house, ambient techno, americana, anarcho-punk, aor, arena rock, art rock, atmospheric black metal, audiobook, avant-garde, avant-garde jazz, avant-garde metal, avant-garde pop, bachata, ballad, barbershop, baroque, bebop, bhangra, big band, big beat, black metal, blackened death metal, blackgaze, blue-eyed soul, bluegrass, blues, blues rock, bolero, bolero son, boom bap, bossa nova, breakbeat, breakcore, breaks, britpop, broken beat, brutal death metal, bubblegum pop, cajun, calypso, canterbury scene, cantopop, celtic, celtic punk, chamber pop, champeta, chanson, chicago blues, chillout, chiptune, christian rock, christmas music, city pop, classic blues, classic country, classic jazz, classic rock, classical, club, comedy, conscious hip hop, contemporary christian, contemporary classical, contemporary folk, contemporary gospel, contemporary jazz, contemporary r&b, contra, cool jazz, country, country blues, country folk, country pop, country rock, crossover prog, crust punk, cumbia, d-beat, dance, dance-pop, dance-punk, dancehall, dark ambient, dark electro, dark folk, dark wave, death metal, death-doom metal, deathcore, deathgrind, deathrock, deep house, delta blues, desert rock, digital hardcore, disco, doo-wop, doom metal, downtempo, drill, drone, drum and bass, dub, dub techno, dubstep, dungeon synth, east coast hip hop, ebm, electric blues, electro, electro house, electro swing, electro-funk, electro-industrial, electroclash, electronic, electronic rock, electronica, electronicore, electropop, electropunk, emo, emocore, enka, ethereal, euro house, eurodance, europop, experimental, experimental rock, fado, filk, flamenco, folk, folk metal, folk pop, folk punk, folk rock, freak folk, free improvisation, free jazz, funk, funk carioca, funk metal, funk rock, funk soul, funky house, fusion, future jazz, futurepop, g-funk, gabber, gangsta rap, garage, garage house, garage punk, garage rock, glam, glam metal, glam rock, glitch, goa trance, goregrind, gospel, gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, grebo, grime, grindcore, groove metal, grunge, guaracha, happy hardcore, hard bop, hard house, hard rock, hard trance, hardcore punk, hardcore techno, hardstyle, heavy metal, hip hop, honky tonk, horror punk, horrorcore, house, idm, illbient, indie, indie folk, indie pop, indie rock, indietronica, indorock, industrial, industrial metal, industrial rock, instrumental, instrumental jazz, instrumental rock, irish folk, italo-disco, j-pop, j-rock, jazz, jazz blues, jazz fusion, jazz rap, jazz rock, jazz-funk, jungle, k-pop, kayōkyoku, kizomba, klezmer, krautrock, latin, latin jazz, latin pop, latin rock, leftfield, line dance, lo-fi, lounge, lovers rock, madchester, mainstream rock, mambo, mandopop, martial industrial, math rock, mathcore, medieval, melodic black metal, melodic death metal, melodic metalcore, melodic rock, melodic trance, mento, merengue, metal, metalcore, microhouse, milonga, min'yō, mincecore, minimal, modern blues, modern classical, modern country, motown, mpb, musical, neo soul, neo-progressive rock, neo-rockabilly, neofolk, nerdcore, new age, new jack swing, new romantic, new wave, no wave, noise, noise pop, noisecore, non-music, norteño, northern soul, nu jazz, nu metal, occult rock, oi, old school death metal, old-time, opera, orchestral, outlaw country, p-funk, pachanga, pop, pop metal, pop punk, pop rap, pop rock, pop soul, pornogrind, post-bop, post-classical, post-grunge, post-hardcore, post-metal, post-punk, post-rock, power electronics, power metal, power pop, powerviolence, production music, progressive, progressive folk, progressive house, progressive metal, progressive rock, progressive trance, psy-trance, psychedelic, psychedelic folk, psychedelic pop, psychedelic rock, psychobilly, psytrance, punk, punk rock, queercore, r&b, ragga, ragga hip-hop, ragga jungle, ragtime, raï, ranchera, rap rock, rapcore, rave, reggae, reggaeton, rhythmic noise, rock, rock and roll, rockabilly, rocksteady, roots reggae, rumba, salsa, samba, schlager, screamo, shibuya-kei, shoegaze, singer-songwriter, ska, ska punk, skacore, slow waltz, sludge metal, smooth jazz, smooth soul, soca, soft rock, son cubano, son montuno, soul, soul jazz, southern rock, southern soul, space rock, speed garage, speed metal, spoken word, stoner metal, stoner rock, street punk, surf rock, swing, symphonic black metal, symphonic metal, symphonic prog, symphonic rock, symphony, synth-pop, synthwave, tango, tech house, technical death metal, techno, teen pop, thrash metal, thrashcore, timba, traditional country, trance, trap, trap edm, tribal house, trip hop, turntablism, uk drill, uk garage, underground hip hop, vallenato, vaporwave, viking metal, visual kei, vocal house, vocal jazz, vocal trance, west coast hip hop, west coast swing, yé-yé, zamrock, zydeco. 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    01 May '20 01:42
    @fmf said
    When you are browsing for music or hearing about it defined by genres, which descriptors best point towards your tastes and which genres/sub-genres do you dislike or avoid? Are there genres you used to like earlier in life but no longer look for or like?

    Acid house, acid jazz, acid techno, acoustic blues, acoustic rock, afrobeat, alternative country, alternative dance, alterna ...[text shortened]... al trance, west coast hip hop, west coast swing, yé-yé, zamrock, zydeco. [list from musicbrainz.org]
    Classical, jazz and 60s - 70s rock...oh and soul, blues, folk. I guess many...well except country.🙉
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    01 May '20 01:48
    Your copy and paste is making me dizzy.
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    01 May '20 02:06
    @great-big-stees said
    Classical, jazz and 60s - 70s rock...oh and soul, blues, folk. I guess many...well except country.🙉
    I don't listen to "country" ~ perhaps I almost actively dislike it as a genre ~ but my curiosity is often pricked [and then later rewarded] by the label "alt-country" or "alternative country".
  5. Subscriberhakima
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    01 May '20 02:06
    @fmf said
    When you are browsing for music or hearing about it defined by genres, which descriptors best point towards your tastes and which genres/sub-genres do you dislike or avoid? Are there genres you used to like earlier in life but no longer look for or like?

    Acid house, acid jazz, acid techno, acoustic blues, acoustic rock, afrobeat, alternative country, alternative dance, alterna ...[text shortened]... al trance, west coast hip hop, west coast swing, yé-yé, zamrock, zydeco. [list from musicbrainz.org]
    That’s a pretty comprehensive list.

    I’m drawn to quality in whatever genre I’ve encountered.

    Which ones do I like best?

    It depends on what hat I’m wearing.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 May '20 02:15
    Just spent 15 minutes trying to think of a genre that was missing!

    Used to go for African & South American rhythms.
    Nowadays just put the radio on and listen to contemporary pop.
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    @hakima said
    That’s a pretty comprehensive list.

    I’m drawn to quality in whatever genre I’ve encountered.

    Which ones do I like best?

    It depends on what hat I’m wearing.
    Well from your “lid” on your profile, I’d guess 40s music?🤔
  8. SubscriberFMF
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    01 May '20 02:46
    @wolfgang59 said
    Just spent 15 minutes trying to think of a genre that was missing!
    I've just noticed that "jam band" is missing.
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    01 May '20 02:52
    Progressive Rock / Metal
  10. SubscriberFMF
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    01 May '20 03:35
    I am totally nonplussed by "smooth jazz".
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    01 May '20 03:45
    I suppose it's a sign of the times that the list includes
    horror punk but not chamber music or Dixieland jazz.
  12. SubscriberFMF
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    01 May '20 06:55
    I have found quite a lot of "post rock" interesting although one has to remember that the label also applies to music made by bands that have got all the gear but don't have a songwriter or a singer.
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 May '20 08:00
    I'm liking everything that Imagined Dragons puts out at the moment.
    And so does my wife and 6 year-old.

    That's 3 generations of critical listeners. 😉
  14. Fermata
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    01 May '20 08:15
    @fmf said
    When you are browsing for music or hearing about it defined by genres, which descriptors best point towards your tastes and which genres/sub-genres do you dislike or avoid? Are there genres you used to like earlier in life but no longer look for or like?
    “Various artists” isn’t a genre but it sums up my taste these days.

    My favourite of yesteryear were amongst the usual 70s prog-rock/blues suspects: Led Zep, Floyd, AC/DC, Hendrix, ELO (whom I finally got to see live last year), Dire Straits, Clapton/Cream etc.

    Recently I’ve found myself seeking out: Motörhead, Roxy Music, Gorilaz, Oasis, Duran Duran, jazz and spa music.
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 May '20 08:16
    @fmf said
    I am totally nonplussed by "smooth jazz".
    Never heard the term.
    Checked it out on YouTube.
    Maybe I was unlucky but it's "Lift Music" to me.
    I'm willing to change my mind if anyone has good examples.

    If anyone is interested in Cuban Rap (if I can use that term?)
    YouTube
    (Track is about 20 years old so not cutting edge but worth a listen)
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