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    Posted: July 02 2010 at 20:32
Inspired by the Deathcore thread, here's a list of silly genres. All are real with actual artists/albums you can check out. I'm not including samples because it would actually be a lot of work but also because part of the fun is googling for these crazy things yourself and reading articles/reviews of the insanity, let alone the sound samples you can find. If we want to talk silly genres, how about
 
Lowercase (a form of music centred around silence)
 
Bitpop (not BRitpop, this is Bitpop with no R, which is basically music intended to sound like video game music)
 
Nintendocore (metal mixed with Bitpop)
 
Mighty Power Groove (god knows, some kind of metal sub-genre. What is it with metal and sub-genres?)
 
Vegan Edgecore
 
Oh let's just do the cores for a moment.
 
Cuddlecore
 
Frenchcore
 
Jesuscore
 
Crabcore
 
Queercore
 
Pornocore
 
Slowcore
 
Happy Hardcore
 
Terrorcore
 
Doomcore
 
Darkcore
 
Crunkcore
 
None of these are made-up, go read about them yourself if you must.
 
Jump Up (some sort of drum and bass thing)
 
Powerviolence
 
Shoegaze (a rare case of an insult to the genre becoming its name- this name still cracks me up)
And let's not forget both Shoecore and Slowgaze.
 
Black Metal and Death Metal are fine but have a foot in both camps and you're Blackened Death Metal. I don't need to list them all but of course we pretty soon get into the general adjectives that get appended to these sub-genres and you end up with Post Extreme Symphonic Nu Neo Alternative Drone Epic Progressive Blackened Death Viking Metalcore. (That is made up but it's not far off.)
 
Baggy (British dance music)
 
Cybergrind (basically grindcore done electronically)
 
Aggrotech (electronic music trying to be all cool and sinister)
 
Glitch Hop (electronically messed up hip-hop)
 
Screwed & Chopped (rap music played very slowly with phrases looped and repeated over and over. Huge in Texas apparently.)
 
There were all those stupid steps. Dubstep and Twostep were alright but soon we had Hardstep, Techstep, Skullstep, Joystep, Brostep, Clownstep... I wish I was kidding.
 
Donk (lads doing dance music. Also called Bouncy House and Scouse House)
 
Oi (working class punk- still a silly name)
 
Others I can't be bothered explaining: Picopop, Nitzhonot, Gamewave
 
Sludge and Crust have to be some of the most unsexy genre names out there.
 
Psybient
Illbient
Bubblegum Dance
 
Snap Music (not that bad a name but it's really awful, rap with deliberately simple, hollow beats and lyrics)
 
Liquid Funk
Neurofunk
Ghettotech
Ethereal Wave
Songster
Chiptune
Jumpstyle
 
I could go on... but I'd rather not. Reading up on some of these is depressing.
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Corecore
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Lowercase improv isn't really based around silence, it's just more willing to be soft and slow moving and not sound like music. The albums that have really long periods of silence seem to be the exception rather than the norm. You can still think Keith Rowe and Fennesz are ridiculous, but they're not for the reasons you claim. :P

AMG has some rather strange subgenres.

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Yes, add core to any noun and you have...

Oh sh*t, I'm Beercore!  XD

Oh wait.
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DEMONIC  BLACK SATANCORE OF DOOM
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These are funny but you're making them up. The most striking ones are the ones that are real.
 
I also think its funny when everyone hops on a genre that doesn't really happen. I remember Jungle back in the 90s, Jungle was going to be this big huge deal that would eat the world, books were out about it, it was all the rage. I think it was done for good in about four months.
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hey, oi punk is the sh*t!
Whats not to love about good ol street punk with choruses consisting of nothing but OI! OI! OI OI OI!
I mean damn, that's good writing.

And my made up genre:
Applecore
or what about progcore? The combo of prog and....core would be, something?
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I remember reading in Nintendo Power about a genre called Chip-Hop- Hip-hop with video game sound effects.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 21:54
Metal subenres.

Almost all of them.

-Death metal
-Black metal
-Blackened death metal
-Progressive death metal
-Technical death metal

-Doom metal
-Death doom
-Drone doom
-Funeral doom
-Traditional doom

OH JUST SHUT THE F**K UP YOU'RE MAKING ALL THIS S**T UP
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2010 at 22:34
I like to keep my metal simple.
 
Metal
Thrash
Death
Prog
Alternative

If a band dosn't really fit into one, it just gets bumped to metal.
Personally, I want to start an "omni metal" band. It incorporates EVERYTHING. And I mean everything
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Textbook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2010 at 03:06
That's an awesome idea for a genre, not omni-metal, but omni, which makes a deliberate attempt to include some element of all known genres. Some prog has been broadly like that but I don't think anyone's ever had a comprehensive attempt. It's extremely impractical though, probably not really doable, unless it was a one-off Amarok style composition, but to be impressive it would have to flow, not have sudden transitions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2010 at 03:08
it should be made illegal to add "-core" to anything anymore.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progkidjoel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2010 at 03:15
You don't even have wizardcore
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According to Winamp ID3 tags, Primus is their own genre LOL
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I am actually familar with wizardcore, I just left it out because I thought it was a bit banal. My favourite cores are the ones where it's not clear what they are- witness the glory of crabcore- whereas wizardcore is obvious.
 
Another one that almost got in, but didn't because it's not actually that wierd (but here it is now) is cowpunk which is country western punk.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2010 at 08:59
Originally posted by King By-Tor

it should be made illegal to add "-core" to anything anymore.


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Originally posted by Textbook

These are funny but you're making them up. The most striking ones are the ones that are real.
 
I also think its funny when everyone hops on a genre that doesn't really happen. I remember Jungle back in the 90s, Jungle was going to be this big huge deal that would eat the world, books were out about it, it was all the rage. I think it was done for good in about four months.


I don't know about where you are, but here, Jungle was massive. I loved Jungle, used to go to the clubs and raves for days on end for the Jungle djs. I thought it was so much better than drum and bass, which could sometimes be so cold and technical. There is still an active underground movement producing the oldstyle Jungle sound, as oppposed to the drum and bass sound it sort of morphed into.
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Originally posted by JJLehto

I like to keep my metal simple.
 
Metal
Thrash
Death
Prog
Alternative



The first subgenre would be Metal Metal Confused

"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Originally posted by JJLehto


Applecore

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