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 what are your top 5 genres of music and why? (18)

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what are your top 5 genres of music and why?

1) Rap
Because it merges poetry with music more than any other genre and has the widest range of people expressing various views and attitudes in a format that allows you to truly say anything as long as you can make it rhyme. 

2) Classical
It's just technically superior in a strictly musical sense to all other forms of music.

3) ethnic/"primitive" music
Because the spirits inspire great songs.

4) metal/hard rock
Because I am a rebellious and angry person.

5) psychedelic/techno
Because I do drugs.




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Rap and electronic-leaning pop are generally my go-to genres. Have many songs across 2 playlists split up by whether they are rap-ish or soothing catchy stuff (could last you over 3 days of non-stop listening to both playlists start to end) on Spotify. Absolutely love these 2 genres.

I love both when the 'flow' of the piece is such that you cannot at any point in the song tell when you started it or how far into it you are without looking at the timer. Such songs are, whether rap or poppy EDM, absolutely immersive and replayability is off the charts. This is also why I love Encore more than any other Eminem album, you can replay the songs over and over again. The only non-Encore songs like that are probably Soldier and Beautiful Pain.

Aether777(71) Clarified
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pop

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lol.

I love both when the 'flow' of the piece is such that you cannot at any point in the song tell when you started it or how far into it you are without looking at the timer.

This is achievable either by having no repetition at all or by having the whole song be repetitive.

I love Encore more than any other Eminem album, you can replay the songs over and over again.

But don't they get boring despite being listenable? I think Eminem's best album sound-wise is infinite believe it or not because even though the beats are more primitive I like the 90s sound and Eminem doesn't have the whiney voice you mentioned before. Encore is admittedly good in terms of how it sounds but it has literally the stupidest and most unimpressive lyrics of any Eminem album and the lack of Eminem's trademark rhyme spamming make his flow less engaging although smoother because there is not much going on.

SunTzuv2(53) Clarified
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No it doesn't. Encore is his best album in lyricism and ear-pleasing both. It's only weak if you want angry Eminem as opposed to sad and calm Eminem, he showed another side to him that's all.

You are just talking nonsense. I listen to music to appease my emotions and destress, not to go on some bullshit intellectual journey, though I do appreciate intelligent lyricism and effort put into the piece.

I love stuff like this on the poppy electronic side of things:

 

Rap

Because it merges poetry with music more than any other genre

No it doesn't. Singing poetry is just as easy as rapping it. You are considerably more likely to find poetry in a Led Zepplin or David Bowie song than a 2Pac record.

I do like rap, but at the same time it is the most unoriginal and least diverse form of music which has ever been invented. It intends to remove everything from music except the rhythmic elements.

SunTzuv2(53) Clarified
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I just have to laugh at this. While 2pac was nowhere near the most poetic of rappers, even with him as your comparative artist to those 2, the margin his stark and in rap's favour.

The latter attack is simply due to not knowing enough about rap and perhaps indeed only knowing the tupac 'yell in the mic to a really minimalist beat/melody' school of rap.

This is rap that incorporates many elements of music that you say are ignored in it, and it is still gangsta as fuck:

 
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I'll leave it to the poet Henry Rollins to explain to you what poetry is:-

Henry Rollins On His Favourite Music
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Funk: because it gets under my skin rhythmically, tonally, texturally and timbrally in a way that makes me feel vibrant and alive.

Orchestral rock (eg. Queen): Theoretically genius, texturally highly variant, experimental, genre-straddling, and just downright cool.

Jazz with a gospel influence -- Eg Nina Simone. Lyrically astute, passionate, desperate even. Touches my soul.

Folk - eg Bob Dylan. Tells a story and has a moral point. Always grounding. Never out of touch. Music for the ages.

Modern Classical - eg. Holst. Just exquisitely composed, and cannot be rivalled in textural variety by any form of music. Makes me feel emotions I didn't know existed and do not have names for.