Post by pol on Aug 13, 2023 22:51:34 GMT
I watched a Youtube video the other day about "the 3rd wave of Ska" - mostly about Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt. This is an album I really like, but consider "New" as isn't from when I was really into music - the lates 70s/80s, and faded through the 90s. Bit shocked to realise it's from 1995.... This got me mulling on what new music has come along since the 1990s; I am aware there are millions of genres of dance music, but I lump them as dance and/or rap as, just becuase you use a different bass drum doesn't make it a new genre... There are bands that did something new; Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Linkin Park spring to mind but I'm struggling to get anything from this century! This is not about good or bad music, this is about whether it is different to what has been done before, or built on a previous style. It is about being popular enough that I notice, in this age of no John Peel and fighting to get attention on social media.... i.e. if it is something that someone has just put on Soundcloud or Bandcamp etc, that doesn't count, it needs to be published music, ideally have charted (although chart sales are so pathetic now it may not matter!); I considered Ed Sheeran, but he isn't really doing anything new, just very good at being a musician/singer in this day/age. I also pondered Country Rock, but that really started in the 1990s, possibly even 80s and has just grown from there. I thought about Taylor Swift, partly as coming from that background but she is basically just a good pop song singer/writer - possibly this generation's Donna Summer, Madonna or Alannis Morrisette (definite maybe on the last one).
This isn't a quest to find music I want to listen to, just curious to know if there are genuinely new genres of music I've missed, and I am open to areas of dance/rap music that good be considered new for a good reason - I liked Trance as a genre but that was the 1990s (and could be considered a sub-genre of dance). I did wonder about all the various (sub) genres of metal but essentially that's metal, which dates back to the 1970s. Jazz is a question mark, but I am unaware of any artists which have brought a contemporary take to the genre and taken it to new places. I am aware of Shoegaze which is supposed to be a "new" genre, but that can be traced back to the 1970s as well.... Drum n Bass, Trap and Techno are all in the dance music genre to me (and date back to the 90s in most cases). There is a question on EDM but not sure that was really new, just marketing, still just dance genre or a slight evolution of previous....
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