Guess the artists from Sick Mouthy's stupid iTunes genre tags

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A bit of fun for Friday morning.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

aussie lit rock = go betweens?
rugby gospel drone = either S3 or spz

electricsound, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Lycanthropic pop = Patrick Wolf

ledge, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Laptronica = Caribou?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Apologies for repetition. Here's some more...

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Lycanthropic Tech Folk = P Wolf also

ledge, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

So far Spiritualized and Patrick Wolf are right.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wigan Ego Prog - Verve

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

nyc jazz electro rock noise math = Battles?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

bury prog = elbow?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hollis Rock - Talk Talk
Brighton Organic Veg Box Indie - no way do you own any Levellers?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

so what's with the 1:1 genre:artist correspondence anyway? Kinda makes the whole exercise of genre tagging pointless.

ledge, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Spooky Warp Ambient Techno = Spooky? Sabres of Paradise? Two Lone Swordsmen?

ledge, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Jazz - Amnesiac, Mr Acker Bilk

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

"dorset vagina rock" = pj harvey?

Pashmina, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Brighouse Psychedelic Soul - This isn't the "E" band, is it?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

checks Wiki bio. LOL it is

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Beardy Forest Chants: Rob n' Raz ft. Leila K

blueski, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

And some more...

I think that covers about all the variations on this computer...

Pash is right on Peej. Ledge is right with Two Lone Swordsmen and Sabres. Battles, Elbow, Verve all right. Talk Talk too. And the E band.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

DC Gospel Punk Polemic - Nation of Ulysses or more likely dude's follow-up band

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

The reason for (almost) 1:1 genre:artist ratio is because it amuses me and I never sort by genre!

Right on MAKE-UP.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

nyc trendy world indie bullshit = vampire weekend/yeasayer?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeasayer correct.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh no, collegiate indie afropop is probably Vampire Weekend

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oxford Prog = Radionghead, surely

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

"probably shite ambient" could cover a LOT of acts.

Pashmina, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oooh, Quasi Christian Sandstorm rock may not be in any of the pngs.

Radiohead and Vampire Weekend is right. The "probably shite ambient" is M83!

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Chicago Instrumentalism - Tortoise?

xpost Was gonna guess FSOL there, Pash.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

somnambulent indie pop = galaxie 500? granted could be a lot of other acts tho. Nick you have far too much time on your hands

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ancient NYC Prog Noise - James Chance or Sonic Yoot?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Some bands get TWO or MORE genres depending on the album... Tortoise is wrong, but it is a mate of theirs. Only one of his albums, though...

Sonic Youth right.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Canadian Laptop Psyche = Caribou

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Minimalist Austin Guitar Pop = Spoon

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Correct on Spoon and Caribou.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Knew Caribou had to be on there somewhere

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

My guess for "Acid Brass"

Mark G, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Beardy Forest Chants = Burzum

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Correct!

x-post; Wrong!

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Which one was correct, the Burzum or the Acid Brass alb?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

cos I was totally joking

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

For ages I had the E band as "The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band On Acid". I think that's what started this odd habit, actually.

Acid Brass was right.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

British Jazz - Courtney Pine

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

Elbow are the only band I can think of from Bury. And they're progrock only in the very loosest terms, ie not at all. Unless you mean canterBury, in which case there could be loads.

What was the somnambulent one?

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hoboken Drone Pop Jazz Indie = Yo La Tengo

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Beardy Forest Chants - Aminal Collective?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Courtney Pine is one of many. I should be more creative with Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear.

The somnambulant one is Yo La Tengo but ONLY on And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out.

Wrong on forest chants. I hate AC. They'd be "fucking horrendous NYC hipster noise chant shit" if I had any.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, for a proggy-sounding band that frequently cite their love of Prog in interviews, Elbow sure aren't Prog.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

Proto Ambient Pop - early Eno albums?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

They described themselves as "prog without the solos" years ago.

Right on Eno.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ethnoambientsampledelia = My Life in the Bush of Ghosts?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

xpost Yeah sorry I was being sarcy, obviously Elbow are well Prog.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

xpost yeah, we're like a waltz band. but we play in 4/4

i have legendarily cloth ears but I don't hear the Prog in elbow at all.

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

"icelandic pixie bollocks" does anyone even need to say who this is?

Pashmina, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Scouse Postshoegaze Indie - Boo Radleys
Eclectic Indie Rap - Credit to the Nation

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gay TV Pop - Divine

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

afrobeat = fela kuti

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll change it to "Bury Not-Prog" then!

Icelandic Pixie Bollocks is NOT Bjork, actually!

Boos right, Credit wrong, Fela right, Divine wrong, Bush of Ghosts right.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

icelandic pixie bollox= Emiliana Torrini ?

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gay TV pop= Will Young

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

Will Young correct, Torrini not.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mum?

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

The band, I mean. This isn't some Bobbin Threadbare moment.

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

icelandic pixie bollox - sigor ros?

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anglo-French Kraut - early Stereolab?

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sigur Ros and Stereolab correct.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

So Oklahoma Psychedelia must be Flaming Lips

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yep.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

C'mon people, someone's gotta guess Brighton Organic Veg Box Indie, and Big Gay Ant Disco, and Fucking Mentalism.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Brighton Organic Veg Box Indie = Electrelane

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Fucking mentalism = Aphex

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

Electrelane are in there, but not as that. Wrong on Aphex.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

If only Louis were here.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Fucking Mentalism- kid606

tommytannoy, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dorset Vagina Rock is so funny and wrong. And a great name for the next album.

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's actually quite fun feeding your genre tags into Google and seeing the results. Doesn't really help, but entertaining.

What on earth is 'Postpop'???

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

found a review which called Guided by Voices postpop. I'm not sure that helps. What came to mind for me was the last Bjork album. but with SM it's probably Guillemots or something.

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Postpop is Disco Inferno!

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 12:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think Guillemots are down as Twee Indie Jazz Pop.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 12:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hmm... yeah, I kind of see where you're going with DI as Postpop.

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 12:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Franco Finnish Girl Pop Oddness is The Dø

Jibe, Friday, 25 April 2008 13:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Indeed it is.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 13:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Big Gay Ant Disco = hercules + love affair

t_g, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yep.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

I would have enjoyed this more if it had been a poll for best genre tag.

Bimble, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Start one.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Chicago instrumentalism = Jim O'Rourke
laptronica = Four Tet
dubstep = Burial
post country sonic bliss = Califone
Aussie literature rock = The Church/Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Japanoise = Merzbow/Boris
eclectic indie rap = Why?
ambient = Stars of the Lid
Brighton literate fem rock = Electrelane
freaky yellow house shanty folk pop = Grizzly Bear
Icelandic pixie bollocks = The Sugarcubes

stephen, Friday, 25 April 2008 16:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sugarcubes wrong, Nick Cave / Church wrong, Merzbow / Boris wrong, all others right.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 16:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

Aussie literature rock = Lucksmiths

St3ve Go1db3rg, Friday, 25 April 2008 16:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Japanoise = Melt Banana ??

stephen, Friday, 25 April 2008 19:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

literate gay scottish postrock = long fin killie!

etc, Friday, 25 April 2008 21:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Long Fin Killie right, all others wrong.

Scik Mouthy, Saturday, 26 April 2008 08:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

jazz = douche bag?

RabiesAngentleman, Saturday, 26 April 2008 12:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

what is Japanoise??

stephen, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Boredoms?

stephen, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Or Guitar Wolf

robertwolf8080, Sunday, 27 April 2008 01:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Or Massonna or something.

RabiesAngentleman, Sunday, 27 April 2008 01:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pop Tatari, to be specific. VCN is down as a totally different genre.

Scik Mouthy, Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

aussie lit rock = augie march?

ogmor, Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Yes.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 19 September 2008 09:12 (5 years ago) Permalink


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