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

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A bit of fun for Friday morning.

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Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:27 (eleven years ago) link

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

electricsound, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:29 (eleven years ago) link

Lycanthropic pop = Patrick Wolf

ledge, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:30 (eleven years ago) link

Laptronica = Caribou?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:31 (eleven years ago) link

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

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Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:31 (eleven years ago) link

Lycanthropic Tech Folk = P Wolf also

ledge, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:32 (eleven years ago) link

So far Spiritualized and Patrick Wolf are right.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:32 (eleven years ago) link

Wigan Ego Prog - Verve

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:32 (eleven years ago) link

nyc jazz electro rock noise math = Battles?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:33 (eleven years ago) link

bury prog = elbow?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

ledge, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:36 (eleven years ago) link

Jazz - Amnesiac, Mr Acker Bilk

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:36 (eleven years ago) link

"dorset vagina rock" = pj harvey?

Pashmina, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:36 (eleven years ago) link

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:37 (eleven years ago) link

checks Wiki bio. LOL it is

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:38 (eleven years ago) link

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

blueski, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:38 (eleven years ago) link

And some more...

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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 (eleven years ago) link

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:39 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

nyc trendy world indie bullshit = vampire weekend/yeasayer?

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:40 (eleven years ago) link

Yeasayer correct.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:41 (eleven years ago) link

oh no, collegiate indie afropop is probably Vampire Weekend

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:41 (eleven years ago) link

Oxford Prog = Radionghead, surely

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:42 (eleven years ago) link

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

Pashmina, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:42 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Chicago Instrumentalism - Tortoise?

xpost Was gonna guess FSOL there, Pash.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:43 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Ancient NYC Prog Noise - James Chance or Sonic Yoot?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:45 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Canadian Laptop Psyche = Caribou

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:45 (eleven years ago) link

Minimalist Austin Guitar Pop = Spoon

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:46 (eleven years ago) link

Correct on Spoon and Caribou.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:46 (eleven years ago) link

Knew Caribou had to be on there somewhere

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:46 (eleven years ago) link

My guess for "Acid Brass"

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Mark G, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:47 (eleven years ago) link

Beardy Forest Chants = Burzum

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:47 (eleven years ago) link

Correct!

x-post; Wrong!

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:47 (eleven years ago) link

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:48 (eleven years ago) link

cos I was totally joking

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:48 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

British Jazz - Courtney Pine

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:49 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Hoboken Drone Pop Jazz Indie = Yo La Tengo

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:50 (eleven years ago) link

Beardy Forest Chants - Aminal Collective?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:50 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Proto Ambient Pop - early Eno albums?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:52 (eleven years ago) link

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

Right on Eno.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:52 (eleven years ago) link

Ethnoambientsampledelia = My Life in the Bush of Ghosts?

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:53 (eleven years ago) link

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:54 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 09:58 (eleven years ago) link

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

Pashmina, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:00 (eleven years ago) link

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:00 (eleven years ago) link

Gay TV Pop - Divine

Noodle Vague, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:03 (eleven years ago) link

afrobeat = fela kuti

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:04 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

icelandic pixie bollox= Emiliana Torrini ?

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

Gay TV pop= Will Young

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:37 (eleven years ago) link

Will Young correct, Torrini not.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:44 (eleven years ago) link

Mum?

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:48 (eleven years ago) link

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

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:49 (eleven years ago) link

icelandic pixie bollox - sigor ros?

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:50 (eleven years ago) link

Anglo-French Kraut - early Stereolab?

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:52 (eleven years ago) link

Sigur Ros and Stereolab correct.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:53 (eleven years ago) link

So Oklahoma Psychedelia must be Flaming Lips

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:55 (eleven years ago) link

Yep.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 10:57 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Brighton Organic Veg Box Indie = Electrelane

nate woolls, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:01 (eleven years ago) link

Fucking mentalism = Aphex

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:02 (eleven years ago) link

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

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:06 (eleven years ago) link

If only Louis were here.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:07 (eleven years ago) link

Fucking Mentalism- kid606

tommytannoy, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:15 (eleven years ago) link

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

Thomas, Friday, 25 April 2008 11:19 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Postpop is Disco Inferno!

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 12:04 (eleven years ago) link

I think Guillemots are down as Twee Indie Jazz Pop.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 12:05 (eleven years ago) link

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

Rob M v2, Friday, 25 April 2008 12:06 (eleven years ago) link

Franco Finnish Girl Pop Oddness is The Dø

Jibe, Friday, 25 April 2008 13:07 (eleven years ago) link

Indeed it is.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 13:23 (eleven years ago) link

Big Gay Ant Disco = hercules + love affair

t_g, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:02 (eleven years ago) link

Yep.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:19 (eleven years ago) link

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

Bimble, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

Start one.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 25 April 2008 16:09 (eleven years ago) link

Aussie literature rock = Lucksmiths

St3ve Go1db3rg, Friday, 25 April 2008 16:17 (eleven years ago) link

Japanoise = Melt Banana ??

stephen, Friday, 25 April 2008 19:25 (eleven years ago) link

literate gay scottish postrock = long fin killie!

etc, Friday, 25 April 2008 21:10 (eleven years ago) link

Long Fin Killie right, all others wrong.

Scik Mouthy, Saturday, 26 April 2008 08:36 (eleven years ago) link

jazz = douche bag?

RabiesAngentleman, Saturday, 26 April 2008 12:28 (eleven years ago) link

what is Japanoise??

stephen, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:40 (eleven years ago) link

Boredoms?

stephen, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:40 (eleven years ago) link

Or Guitar Wolf

robertwolf8080, Sunday, 27 April 2008 01:29 (eleven years ago) link

Or Massonna or something.

RabiesAngentleman, Sunday, 27 April 2008 01:35 (eleven years ago) link

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

Scik Mouthy, Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:26 (eleven years ago) link

aussie lit rock = augie march?

ogmor, Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:48 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

Yes.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 19 September 2008 09:12 (eleven years ago) link


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