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Sputnik Genre Fails

Why does Sputnik ignore so many important musical genres?
1 Son House
Preachin' The Blues

Blues Genres: How are so many shitty, electrified appropriationists tagged under
the same label as greats like this? I haven't seen one decent blues list on this site.
2Duke Ellington
Masterpieces By Ellington

Jazz genres: Fuck prog rock. Jellyroll Morton ? Michael Buble
3Taraf De Haïdouks
Taraf De Haïdouks

Folk Genres: Folk encompasses every indigenous musical tradition in the world.
To condense that down to "folk", "indie folk", "folk punk" and "folk metal" is pig-
headed. Mumford and Sons ? Woody Guthrie
4Loretta Lynn
Van Lear Rose

Country genres: I think we can all agree that Black Sabbath is as dissimilar to
Slipknot as Hank Williams is to Kenny Chesney. Johnny Cash ? Kelly Clarkson
5 Satan's Teardrops
Set Em Up & Knock Em Down

Rockabilly: It's not country, it's not artsy rock but it's damn good music...and who
the fuck knows what "americana" is?
6Edith Piaf
The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best...

Chanson/Cabaret/Showtunes: I hate showtunes. I hate that none of these genres
are represented on this site even more.
7Lord Invader

Calpso: It may have been the Caribbean music that sold it's soul to Babylon; the
minstrel show of The Gulf... but who cares!? It's so damn fun!
8 Lydia Mendoza
Mal Hombre & Other Original Hits from the 1930s

Tejano: ...and all other Mexican music... and all other Latin music... and all other
World music
9Dick Dale
King Of The Surf Guitar

Surf: Unique, influential and amazing
10King Tubby
Dub From The Roots

Dub: How can you take yourselves seriously when you have a "dubstep" genre
and no Dub?
11Lou Reed

Glam: Once again, fuck prog rock.
12The Skatalites
Foundation Ska

Ska genres: For those who don't know:
1st wave: doo-wop-inspired Jamaican pop music: innovative and timeless
2nd wave: Brit-punks inspired by 1st wave: still innovative, but political and less
3rd wave: kinda started as an extention of 2nd wave in the states but got
bastardized 'n' commercialized to the point of irrelevance.
Why we need more than 1 "ska" genre: Listen to The Skatalites and Real Big Fish
and tell me they're the same
13Simple Minds
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

New Wave: This genre spawned a lot a shit but that should not let us overlook the
brilliant work that came from it
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