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.
So...um....what 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 track...it'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
- Melodic Rock
- Roadtrip Music
- Folk (The last track: 'The End Up' has a bit of a folk sound)
- Atmospheric Rock
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