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If "Experimental" wasn't a tag...

What official Sputnik genre tag would replace it for the following artists:
Kid A

Current tags: alternative rock/electronic/experimental

My guess: indie rock (maybe post rock, MAYBE)
2Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Current tags: post punk/funk/experimental

My guess: pop rock (more accurate if I'm being honest)

Current tags: folk/experimental/alternative rock

guess: probably Hip Hop (since it's already also tagged as folk and alternative)
4Miles Davis
On the Corner

Current tags: jazz/jazz fusion/experimental

My guess: probably funk (for his 70s work)
5King Crimson

Current tags: progressive rock/jazz fusion/experimental

My guess: either "rock" or "post punk" (for their 80s stuff)
6David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Current tags: rock/experimental/post punk

My guess: pop rock (why isn't he tagged pop rock? He's legit the glam rock king)
7Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Current tags: blues/experimental/jazz

My guess: rock (are people afraid to use this tag? Why isn't Tom Waits tagged with any sort of rock genre?)

Current tags: experimental/noise rock/post rock

My guess: post-punk (right?)
9Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage

Current tags: jazz fusion/progressive rock/experimental

My guess: maybe classical? (This dude has iike 7 classical albums or something)
Tago Mago

Current tags: experimental/psychedelic/progressive rock

My guess: probably just rock (or maybe ambient?)
11The Velvet Underground
White Light/White Heat

Current tags: experimental/psychedelic/noise rock

My guess: rock (this tag is fine you cowards)
12Dr. Octagon
Dr. Octagonecologyst

Current tags: hip hop/trip hop/experimental

My guess: Psychedelic? (no idea, about most hip hop, but Wikipedia says "psychedelic hip hop" was on here...)
Love's Secret Domain

Current tags: industrial/ambient/experimental

My guess: probably Electronic (I mean maybe house because Love's Secret Domain is acid house or whatever)
14Philip Glass

Current tags: minimal/classical/experimental

My guess: nothing, this would stay with just 2 tags
Trans-Europe Express

Current tags: electronic/experimental

My guess: psychedelic (for their early work probably)
GodWeenSatan: The Oneness

Current tags: psychedelic/experimental/alternative rock

My guess: lo-fi (because their first 3 albums are 100% this)
17Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Current tags: pop/progressive rock/experimental

My guess: pop rock (Kinda silly progressive rock beats this out, like have you guys actually heard The Sensual World?)
18The Knife
Silent Shout

Current tags: electronic/experimental/psychedelic

My guess: MAYBE techno? (I mean wikipedia lists Silent shout as techno, but I don't know...maybe ambient because of Tomorrow in a Year/Shaking has stuff like that?)
19Talking Heads
Speaking in Tongues

If you think any of these genres fit these artists better than "experimental" I implore you to tag them as such. Unless you think MY taste is so experimental that it should be my top tag. ;) (Hint, my taste isn't, Sput is just trigger happy with the experimental tag and afraid of tags like "rock" "pop rock" and "electronic" to tag artists they like that are varied in sound.)
20Talking Heads
Fear of Music

Any other suggestions? I can add them to the list! :D
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