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Old 08-18-2018, 05:41 PM
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Three awesome young musicians. What musical elements makes Courtney Barnett alternative rock, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down alternative folk rock, and Laura Marling nu folk?





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Three awesome young musicians. What musical elements makes Courtney Barnett alternative rock, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down alternative folk rock, and Laura Marling nu folk?






Short answer: MARKETING AND EASY LABELING


Longer answer: for once, instrumentation, lyrics, song structure, arrangements and the like are variants of more established and already labeled music styles.
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:22 PM
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Longer answer: for once, instrumentation, lyrics, song structure, arrangements and the like are variants of more established and already labeled music styles.
Well, sure, can you speak a little more specifically about these elements - where we see them differ for these artists?
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As an officially old fart about to turn 69 years old, I'm familiar with each of those artists, enjoy them all and have never given a thought to what genre someone else's opinion might label them..

That's really all a "genre" is... someone's personal opinion of a piece of music..

My tastes have always been pretty eclectic, so I've never taken any time or effort to dissect or analyze it for myself or others...
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Over on the flute/whistle board at forums.chiffandfipple.com , we have a forum devoted to Musical Genre Hybridization

Formerly North-Indian Global-Zombie-Trance Jazz, Barbershop-Darbhanga Fusion, Rai-Ska Outlaw Country Operetta , Neurofunk Madrigal Throat Singing, Freestyle Acid House Flamenco, Twelve Tone Boy Groups, Dark Ambient Ragtime Fusion, Klezmer Surf Trance; Gregorian Chant/Bluegrass; Andean-Reggae Black Metal for Lapsed Lutherans; Chinese Opera-Mississippi Delta Blues; Alpine Yodeling-Samba Fusion; and Mariachi-Polka Waltz-Punk Forum

All in fun, but some of the above may actually be descriptive of real influences.
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I enjoyed the videos. Hmmm, what would Billy Joel say?
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