80's + Post Rock

I'm currently going through all the 2016 album releases on Wikipedia, and took a little more time than usual when I got to the release from Mystery Jets (Curve of the Earth).

Having recently found a track (Dinosaur's 'Quiet Thunder') that Reddit's 'Listen To This' community responded to positively, I found my 'genre classifying muscle' was getting itself a workout so I think you'll be seeing more of my posts there. 

If you are on the same Wikipedia page, you might notice that genre next to their entry is empty. If I hadn't looked up the reviews on the album, I would have gone Post-Rock as the classification. But then after reading a review from The Guardian, there's a mention of the sound of the 80's. This made me wonder if the whole Post-Rock thing is just an edgier term for the sound of the 80's (why am I think of 'Glam Rock'?) kind of like how 'hippie' evolved to 'hipster'.

I wondered...and decided that they are indeed separate (even if they seemed similar). It isn't likely I'll interchange hippie and hipster. Considering I've not been a big fan of genre classification, I'm a bit surprised how much I'm drawn in whenever I discover a genre that overlaps with the kind of music I listen to. kind of terminologies have I learned from reading the reviews?

  • AOR soft rock - I'm not sure why AOR (Album Oriented Rock) is an essential preface.
  • morse-code guitar
  • lengthy cinematic suite
  • epic, towering soundscapes

Now about the album...if I were to pick just one'll be (no question) Telomere 

What sort of classification would I put if I was filling out the distributor release form for the album?

  • Post Rock
  • 70's 
  • Melodic Rock
  • Shoegaze
  • Roadtrip Music
  • Indie 
  • Folk (The last track: 'The End Up' has a bit of a folk sound)
  • Atmospheric Rock

Ready to share your discovery story? Here's your official invite!

(Continuing with the gif from this entry. It's my favourite siblings from Season 1 of Rectify)

Feeling the feels with you,

PS: Look for the online link to this message
to see the gif! If it doesn't
show up, you can grab the link from the archive.

PPS: Some additional options to help you find
the next track you get excited about! :)

PPPS: I've decided to do away looking for gif fillers
within the entry and just focus on finding photos
for each entry header (bye bye my bench photo!). The
photo for this entry
is courtesy of Robert Borden. I thought
that image would reflect the kind of environment that I saw myself listening to the album.

PPPPS: Because I have been asked if there is a playlist that has all
the discoveries from the project...I have obliged. If you spot a track that
doesn't have a corresponding may have yet to be scheduled.
I know! I should put together a YouTube Playlist too as a number of
live performances are quite different from the studio version.

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