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to you, what is the best music genre

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by diosilva16, Nov 28, 2011.

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in your opinion, what is the best music genre

  1. commercial, you listen a bit of everything, as long as it plays on MTV or other mainstream media

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  2. punk, excluding everything that fits on the previous category

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  3. hip hop and RnB, you probably know what it means

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. mainstream eletronic, including house, trance, DnB, etc.

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  5. other eletronic, including the more hardcore, obscure or experimental genres, from braindance to spe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. rock and guitar blues, including hardrock, billy, rock n' roll, southern rock...

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  7. jazz and classic blues, including beebop, big band, etc.

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  8. "old" metal, including classic heavy and NWBHM, thrash, black, classic death...

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  9. "new" metal, including nu metal, melodeath, metalcore...

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. folk and world music, including celtic, country, gypsy, native american, jewish klezmer, african...

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  11. classical, opera, etc. by the old barroque and romantic composers

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  12. contemporary classical, from the last 100 years

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  13. alternative and weird, including anything that doesn't fit at all in any of the previous categories

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. diosilva16

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    discussion is encouraged, but no bashing genres.
    comment your votes, hope i haven't forgotten anything
     
  2. Rao Dao Zao

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    Well synth-pop certainly doesn't fit in any of the categories you listed, and I certainly go for a lot of the more experimental elements of it... So bottom option. "Alternative and weird".

    inb4 flaemwar
     
  3. Aeroblyctos

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    Symphonic metal!
     
  4. Vengeancekael

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    Wait where's pop? Isn't that also a genre?
    edit: Unless you listed that as 'commercial', because that's rather weird, makes me feel like a gay jersey shore fan when you mentioned MTV in the same sentence.
     
  5. Aeroblyctos

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    I believe it's this: "commercial, you listen a bit of everything, as long as it plays on MTV or other mainstream media".
     
  6. diosilva16

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    i generally have a hard time picturing pop as a genre by itself, i tend to see songs described as pop as a lighter flavor of rock, folk, electronic, or anything really. but if i see the demand for that option is high, i'll add another option. can i add another option to a running poll in this forum? let's see...

    E: damn, it appears i can't edit the poll, and i wanted to add an option for the eclectic who appreciate non-mainstream music of many/all genres
     
  7. Vengeancekael

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    Nope you can't D: But oh well, my imaginary vote goes to Pop, not like Katy Perry/Rihanna/Lady Gaga/..., but like Madonna - Like A Prayer/Vogue/Hung Up/Celebration, Britney Spears - Phonography/Get Naked/Toxic/(Mostly Blackout)
    umad haters? :ogre_hurrhurr:
     
  8. diosilva16

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    that seems like a solid commercial vote. even if it is this strange "Pop" thing you talk about, it also fit's snuggly on the first category of the poll
     
  9. ~Void~

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    Genre has no impact on the quality of music.

    Why?

    Good musicians don't set out to produce music of x genre; rather, they make their music, and the genre is applied to the finished product later by critics. If you do it the other way around, chances are genre will just be a limitation, and your music will be unoriginal and generic.

    So "what's the best genre" is a question with no valid answers.
     
  10. Rui

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    There's no Pop on the list. Either way, I take a little of everything: R&B, Pop-Rock, sometimes the styles of Within Temptation and Nightwish (gothic rock/metal or symphonic rock/metal).
     
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    I'd argue that music isn't this magic thing that, if it's good, everybody will love it, it is a subjective aesthetic creation, it's also something people learn to enjoy. It tendentially obeys formulas, and when it doesn't it subverts them, but it's always conscious of those, there is no way of making music without taking genre in consideration.

    not that i think that there is a superior genre, an i'll believe you if you say you have no favourite genre, but i'm pretty sure you hold some in greater esteem than others
     
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    House
    Trance
    ^
    The best music
     
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    I like those too.
     
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    did i phrase the first option of the poll in an unattractive manner?it is for people who enjoy a variety of mainstream artists from different genres
     
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    Mostly hardcore punk (from all eras/subgenres), but I can listen to pretty much anything, the only genres that I'm not much fond of are modern RnB and the bubblegum pop/dance music :p
     
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    vote for punk then there's a poll at the top of the page
     
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    House, or rather, Hau5, FTW!

    zK1mLIeXwsQ

    tKi9Z-f6qX4&feature=relmfu
     
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    The number of times formulas can be subverted is interminable. The number of times formulas have been subverted and tailored their own genre is accountable.
    Furthermore;
    What if you incorporate chance into the process? There are several aleatoric forms that only interrelate at the level of their disarrangement.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
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    Rock and guitar blues, including hardrock, billy, rock n' roll, southern rock...
    I really like this kind of music,and for me is one of my favorite choices.
     
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    I mainly just listen to rock, hip-hop, Epic music, trance, techno, and rap

    really wish Epic Music was on the poll list :p