What is your favourite genre invented in the UK?
Metal? Punk? Shoegaze? Britpop? Madchester? Jungle? Drum & Bass? Trip hop? Prog-rock? Dubstep? UK Garage?
US punk wasn't born in a vacum, though. There had always been a sort of punkish element to a lot of British music leading up to it, and the Sex Pistols were just a natural evolution of it. Someone like Ian Dury had been playing punk for years before it actually took off. The US did punk as punk first, but that doesn't stop British punk from being an entirely British phenomena. Its really not as simple as pointing to who did what first.
What is your favorite* genre invented in the great ol' US of A?
Blues? Soul? Punk? Rock & Roll? Minimalism? Jazz? Swing? Hip Hop? Country? Doo-Wop? Barbershop? Rhythm & Blues? Soul? Funk? Disco? New Wave? Emo? Psychedelic Rock? Ragtime? Freak Folk? Folk Punk? or metal (children only)?
America wins again!
>mfw every worthwhile American genre of music has black origins
You're right, it's more of an umbrella term but it's commonly used nowadays to describe that certain UK movement (and some other offspring like SPK, Kraftwerk, etc.)
Though you could argue, if the genre today still exists and whether people are using it "correctly".
>13th Floor Elevators
>Neutral Milk Hotel
>Johnny Hobo & The Freight Trains
I think we know who wins here.
I can pick opposites for every genre though too.
Nujabes sounds nothing like Death Grips
Shackleton sounds nothing like Skrillex
Scooter sounds nothing like Daft Punk
Joy Division sound nothing like Wizo
>Australia have a great thread
no they don't
>New Zealand have a great thread
no they don't
no country but the UK have a self esteem low enough to start a
>what is your favorite genre to come out of country /mu/?
>>what is your favorite genre to come out of country /mu/?
Its a simple question to promote discussion about music from a certain country.
The only insecure people are Americans because the thread isn't about America.
This. Americans are completely Americocentric. They know on a rational level that there's a whole world beyond their shores and borders but it's as if subconsciously they think there isn't.
Its not their fault, its just how American culture works. Nationalism is pretty much mandatory in the USA. Look at how many movies and TV shows have the name 'American X/Y', and how they fetishise their military, and how they have to pledge allegiance in to their flag in schools. Look at how wanting what we'd consider basic rights such as universal healthcare is considered 'unamerican' and therefore invalid. Its okay though because its in the name of freedom, right?
Its like Americans live on a different planet sometimes.
It's funny because rap battles was actually an old norse viking tradition, and blues evolved off of Irish folk when britain enslaved irish people.
Of course though, white apologists will say "Africans created everything" so they appear politically correct.
The Japanese, scotts, and Germanic tribes also had "rap" battles.
Africans were already doing that for longer, but whites and asians were already doing that without the knowledge Africans were doing it.
It's funny because modern hiphop takes after the norse viking and scottish rap battles more than ancient African rap.