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Here's a new and improved version of the genre top lists. This time I am using RYM's genre names, but the structure of my genre tree is a bit different.
Now I need your help to make the genre lists even better. See if you agree with the genres for the albums you are familiar with. If you are a RYM member, you may also want to view the RYM album page and check the genre votes before you suggest a change here in this thread.
Comments on the tree structure are also welcome.
Click this link for the list of genres and more information
I think it is well organized. This is more of a personal opinion, but Exodus is The best reggea album ever. Aside from that, I think you should have a teen pop section and a normal R&B section.
Nice, this feature is getting better and better. One thing I noticed browsing through real quick; The Smiths are not (indie) rock?
This is really getting better and better--what an excellent feature!
A couple things I noticed:
Why is there such a disparity between Experimental and Experimental Rock?
The Stooges' Fun House shouldn't be under garage rock.
The Velvet Underground & Nico should show up under alternative rock.
Brian Eno's Before and After Science should show up under Art Pop as well as Art Rock.
All of Elliott Smith's albums should be under Alternative Singer Songwriter, not just XO.
Shouldn't Punk and Post-Punk be under the Alternative Rock 'tree?'
Hmmmm great job Henrik!
One thing though- should The Avalanches "Since I Left You" really be under hip-hop? I would have put it under electronica somewhere.
experimental music is music that makes you question what music is. experimental rock is using an experimental method within the context of rock music.
I'd love to see synth funk and italo disco in there!
Currently it looks as if funk, disco and contemporary r&b were subgenres of soul, which they are not. They rather are subgenres of rhythm & blues and should stand next to soul in the tree. I think the Wikipedia box for soul music is actually not too bad --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_music
I really like this feature and how you've implemented it!
pauldrach, you're right. Well, I just didn't want to copy too much from RYM. I will put R&B back in the tree, but I think I will keep Motown under Soul. On RYM, Motown is side by side with Soul, but that's not correct, is it?
Well, Motown is rather a label than a genre, but the genre at RYM seems to refer to the traditional Motown sound, which is without a doubt soul.
The lists by genre have been updated as per the discussions above.
Teenage Fanclub and Deerhunter aren't considered shoegaze and Cocteau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain...HMMM!...they invented the genre but I'm not sure if either were considered shoegaze bands but that's questionable. Definitely not Teenage Fanclub or Deerhunter though.
Henrik, if you're still looking for help with genres for song-only artists, let me know.
Matt, that would be awesome!
It's a huge task... would you categorize the songs by AM rank or by artist? Categorizing songs by artist would probably be more convenient for you, but do you think you would be able to complete the work? If you do it by AM rank, I could always present the top songs by genre for the XX most acclaimed songs.
"Heartbreaker" by Ryan Adams, shouldn't that be under country?
I think Microcastle should be considered shoegaze. Though it wasn't part of the shoegaze scene, there are many parallels in sound and shoegaze's influence on the album is clear.
That seems like a lot of genres for a few minutes of music. Are these the allmusic genres for the artists or for the songs in particular?
The RYM genres for these three songs are
Like a Rolling Stone: Folk Rock and Singer/Songwriter
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction: Rock, Mod, Rock&Roll
Good Vibrations: Baroque Pop, Sunshine Pop, Psychedelic Pop
That's the allmusic genres for the albums on which those songs appear.
I've pretty much got the list of the Top 3000 finished. Do you want me to do the bubblers as well?
I can send you the top 1000. What would be a good email address to contact you?
Is disco really R&B?
Shouldn't M.I.A.'s albums also have inclusion in the Hip Hop section?