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If music be the love of food... Oct. 14th, 2003 03:17 pm
Prompted by duranorak's recent post, something I've been toying with for a while: The Genrelizer.

Let me know if I've missed any genres...

(If you want to add multiple groups/songs to any genre - and please do - just take the survey again, filling in only the new entries)

Please read the top of that page before you fill it out!

From: babysimon
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 07:48 am (Link)
I don't quite know what you're doing here but there is some dodginess in the genre list you have.

(Glaring) Point 1: you have Genre "Other".

Point 2: some genre names get re-used - is "Hardcore" particularly aggressive punk, or acid house with breakbeats and cheesy samples? Is Jungle fast breakbeats and MCing, or a type of Jazz from the 20s? (really!)

Point 3: with a list that long, I think you need the concept of genre-subclassing - e.g. Euro-Techno subclasses Techno subclasses Dance. And so on.
From: wechsler
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:23 am (Link)
As stated, those are the ID3 genres, deliberately unedited. Yes, I know it's a daft list, but that's what you get...

Since the point of the exercise is to find out how people define these genres and/or the music therein, I'm not going to clarify terms, or define them by placing them in a hierarchy.
From: babysimon
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:32 am (Link)
What? You want me to read?
From: duranorak
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 07:53 am (Link)
Is there a way to edit things? Bands that do not exist and songs that do not exist by the bands cited will do strange things to the results. It's not just that it's driving me nuts. Honest.

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From: duranorak
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 07:54 am (Link)
And, that's a point, can I edit my own things, or when I go to fill things in again will they come up twice? I'd like to put some specific songs in, but not if it's going to mean the bands coming up twice...

Sorry. Shush now. Sorry.

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From: nevla
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:03 am (Link)
i did it in a rush and probably entered a load of rubbish.
I did notice we both agreed on Gothic Rock.
That brightened my day no end :)
From: duranorak
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:06 am (Link)
Don't think I've seen anything I've disagreed with. And I noticed we agreed on Gothic Rock too. Because you guys are wonderful. :)

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From: nevla
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:08 am (Link)
thank you. *Grin*
that little comment will help me survive the last hour and a half of work :)
From: wechsler
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:24 am (Link)
Not with the way it's currently written, it's just a quick hack for my curiosity.
From: duranorak
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:26 am (Link)
Mkay. I shall be needlessly pedantic and snarky in my journal then. :)
Oh, don't look like that - it's music, I can't help it.

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From: robinbloke
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 08:27 am (Link)
I'd add funkrock, just so I could move the chili's to a more suitable category... I did this in a bit of a rush so missed several that I saw others had done... whereupon I thought 'doh!'
From: thekumquat
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 09:23 am (Link)
Blimey, I've never even heard of half those genres!

From: thekumquat
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 09:33 am (Link)
Phase II - the ability to scribble comments next to other people's choices (mostly ??? WTF I imagine) ?

Taxonomy of beep

From: uon
Date: October 14th, 2003 - 04:59 pm (Link)
If you haven't seen it, there's an entertainingly quirky (although Flash-based) "Guide to electronic music" here. I'm not sure if I like it more for the silly categorizations or the somewhat bitter annotations.