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One song, made up of 26 different music genres from A - Z
July 16, 2013 10:50 PM   Subscribe

One song, made up of 26 different music genres from A - Z

List of genres:
1. Ambient
2. Baroque
3. Chiptune
4. Dubstep
5. Emo
6. Folk
7. Grunge
8. Horrorcore
9. IDM
10. Jazz
11. K-Pop
12. Latin
13. Math Metal
14. Noise
15. Opera
16. Polka
17. Quan Ho
18. Reggae
19. Ska
20. Trap
21. UK Garage
22. Viking Metal
23. Wonky
24. Xoomii
25. Yodel
26. Zouk
posted by Leisure_Muffin (21 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
For my reference: Trap, Quan Ho, Wonky, Xoomii (that's x as in loch), and Zouk. Good job trawling Wikipedia categories, guys!
posted by Nomyte at 11:46 PM on July 16, 2013


So, effectively your average Mr Bungle song, is what you're saying ?
posted by GallonOfAlan at 12:29 AM on July 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


I chuckled at IDM -- they did a really good job characterizing these genres (with maybe the exception of math metal).
posted by spiderskull at 12:59 AM on July 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yeah math metal was wrong and Jazz sounded like US3 rather than actually Jazz but hey, somewhat amusing good job!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:06 AM on July 17, 2013


Next Challenge.... Nipple Ring Song...
posted by microm3gas at 5:24 AM on July 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also not really one song, but still entertaining.
posted by empath at 5:57 AM on July 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was expecting not to like this, but instead found it quite charming and musically entertaining :). Great post.
posted by Faintdreams at 7:08 AM on July 17, 2013


I'm more impressed with Andrew rapping in 5 languages through a song. Good god.
posted by cashman at 7:36 AM on July 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Echoing cashman: this is a great track, but the best part about it is that it introduced me to the incredibly talented Andrew Huang. The 5-langiuage rap is pure genius.
posted by crazy_yeti at 7:45 AM on July 17, 2013


Gaaahahaha this is brilliant. IDM is perfect.
posted by en forme de poire at 9:03 AM on July 17, 2013


oh god i forgot how much i like ska
posted by rebent at 9:10 AM on July 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


there's math metal???? I am getting old.
posted by OHenryPacey at 9:45 AM on July 17, 2013


...and he breaks down the multi-lingual puns in the 5 language rap here. Love it.
posted by popsciolist at 9:48 AM on July 17, 2013


where is the Transgenre 101 link?
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 9:50 AM on July 17, 2013


I always get confused by the fact that the term "garage" is used to describe two different things that, as far as I can tell, have nothing to do with each other.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:16 AM on July 17, 2013


Definitely not one song, but I love stupid self-challenges like this (especially those using the alphabet). And even though I can't stand many of these musicial genres (haven't even heard of a few of them), I enjoyed the video. Thanks for the post.

p.s. Am somewhat startled that almost 550 people voted down the video; where's their sense of adventure?
posted by LeLiLo at 10:35 AM on July 17, 2013


Viking Metal is generally much more brutal than they portrayed.

Sometimes it is also much more bluegrass than they portrayed.

Compare and contrast!
posted by FatherDagon at 11:33 AM on July 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


FatherDagon -- that is so awesome! Now you've got me down a YouTube wormhole of viking metal.
posted by spiderskull at 5:41 PM on July 17, 2013


I always get confused by the fact that the term "garage" is used to describe two different things that, as far as I can tell, have nothing to do with each other.

The dance music 'garage' ultimately takes it's name from a NYC club called the Paradise Garage, that was a converted parking garage. (And 'house music' takes its name from a Chicago club called "The Warehouse", which was -- you guessed it -- a converted warehouse.)
posted by empath at 8:00 PM on July 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


To everyone saying that it is not one song, it is. Obviously the genres change the instrumentation, but if you pay attention, there is a common note progression that is used in many of the sections, and the tempo also doesn't change. And even if those things weren't true, if an artist calls anything a song, then it's a song. Music has no rules, only guidelines. Andrew Huang addresses this in one of the related videos.
posted by Leisure_Muffin at 8:02 PM on July 17, 2013


yeah, that IDM one is priceless
posted by J0 at 9:52 AM on July 18, 2013


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