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Stupid genres
1Bruce Springsteen
Born in the U.S.A.

Americana is a catch all term for music that originated in America country, blues, r&b and rock, american folk ect. This is a stupid genre tag for two reasons:
1. It tells you nothing about the music. A tagging system like the one sputnik has two purposes: too describe the music so you know what it sounds like before you look them up, and you help you find similar music. Americana does neither of these things. You don't know what it sounds like at all, all you know is that it is country, blues, r&b and rock, or american folk. And assume you're looking for country, the Americana isn't going to help you find more country, it's going to help you find random shit that also originated in america.
2. If American music is special enough to have it's own tag then music from other countries and regions should have their own tags as well. This kinda ties into my point for 2
2The Smith Street Band
Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face

Folk punk is a legitimate genre, no question about it. But it's stupid to have it as a tag when there is so many other genres that are more prevalent, even within folk. It would make more sense to have a neofolk tag or a folk metal tag before folk punk. Hell it might be nice to have tags for folk from different regions (celtic for example) I know these tags might not get a lot of use but for people like me that like folk, but only curtain kinds of folk it would be nice. Folk punk can easily be described by existing tags but other kinds of folk can't be, and other folk crossovers that are more common don't have their own tag which doesn't make sense to me.
This isn't a stupid genre, I'm just pointing out that it makes little sense to have it on the site while so many other genres in the vain don't have their own tag.
Rust in Peace

(Heavy) metal is the exact same thing as metal, just shortened. You can't argue that that isn't true.
If you want to say something stupid like "it describes early metal" I still think it's a stupid tag. You don't see 70's rock as a tag, or second wave black metal, or baroque. Their would be to many genres on the site if we had tags for all the different time periods that a style of music changed a lot and it doesn't really make sense to me to have a tag like this for metal but not other genres.
4The Grateful Dead
American Beauty

Jam rock really doesn't sound different then other rock at the time, so why does it get it's own genre?
It might be a lot of fun to see these guys shows, or listen to a live album, but they don't really sound different on their actually albums, which I thought was what we were concerned with on this site.
Jam=culture? Sure. Genre? naw
5Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

Lofi might be used to make a you unique sound or atmosphere, and can be used to add a lot of character to an album. Hell a lot of the music I like is lofi, and that's part of the appeal.
But does that make it a genre? No.
genre-a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
Does it use the same form? Yeah kinda
Style? No, lofi bands can be from any genre and might have nothing in common, this really defeats the point of a genre tag
Subject matter? Again the music can be about anything.
Lofi is a bad genre tag because, like Americana, it doesn't tell you anything about the music.
6Captain, We're Sinking
The Future Is Cancelled

pop punk and pop rock are probably really useful tags or finding music.
Pop punk/rock is essentially just pop or rock with poppy tendencies. Now people that like pop punk or rock might not care for normal punk or rock (especially punk) because they are looking for something poppy. So yeah it's a useful tag.
But pop tendencies don't really change the musical aspect that much to me, besides maybe watering it down. for the same reason that some elitists don't consider djent a genre, saying it's a style, but not a genre. This one is personal, not really a criticism of the tag
7The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Okay I was completely wrong about this one, britpop isn't even pop but a style of alternative.
But it's still a stupid tag. A local rock scene doesn't deserve a tag more then stuff that we do have trouble describing with our current tags.
8My Bloody Valentine

Okay I'll admit this one is stupid, 7/8 ain't bad though
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