The Null Device
Threadless has a new T-shirt titled "Music Snob
", depicting a list of improbable obscurer-than-thou musical genres:
Looking at it, I was thinking about just how improbable these contrived genres really are. Some of them have fairly obvious examples. Instrumental hip-hop, for example, would be the last Beastie Boys
album, or possibly DJ Shadow
. Goth-pop could be The Cure
or Marilyn Manson
, depending on how you interpret it. Gangsta lounge: wasn't Frank Sinatra
said to have had Mafia connections? If that's not gangsta enough, one can imagine someone combining that style of music with a Chicago-gangster milieu. Indie klezmer: if by "indie" you mean "not on a major label", that'd be the FourPlay String Quartet
; if you mean "indie" in style, surely some Jewfro-rocking hipster from Brooklyn has tried something like this by now; if not, perhaps it'll be the next Beirut
album. Ambient metal: I heard that they were into that sort of thing in Norway. 60s Grunge: perhaps MC5
or The Stooges
would qualify? And Neo-Honky-Tonk sounds like an offshoot of Country'n'Preston and/or folky indie.
Having said that, I rather doubt that Emo Bossa Nova could possibly work.
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