This tag describes any musical artist with a female singer as the centerpiece of the vocals. This tag is not limited to any one musical genre or era, and includes artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Lady Gaga.
Finnish music refers to music produced in Finland and/or in Finnish language.
Finnish folk music is typically influenced by Karelian traditional tunes and lyrics of the Kalevala metre. Karelian heritage has traditionally been perceived as the purest expression of Finnic myths and beliefs, thought to be spared from Germanic and Slavic influences
Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including:Traditional music: The original meaning of the term “folk music” was synonymous with the term “Traditional music”, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term “Traditional music” was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the other definitions that “Folk music” is now considered to encompass.Folk music can also describe a particular kind of popular music which is based on traditional music
Folk metal is a sub-genre of metal music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. As the name suggests, the genre is a fusion of metal with folk music. This includes the widespread use of traditional folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles.
The earliest exponent of folk metal was the English band Skyclad
Folk rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music.
In its earliest and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal harmonies and a relatively “clean” (effects- and distortion-free) approach to electric instruments epitomized by the jangly sound of The Byrds’ guitarist Roger McGuinn
Music originating from France.
Funk is an American music genre that originated in the late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground
Funky is a positive adjective related to the word “funk”. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid to late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk “de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums” to the foreground
In the wake of Beatlemania and the British invasion, American teenagers from coast to coast strapped on guitars, cobbled together drum sets, and set up in the garages provided by the country’s newfound suburban sprawl. While acts like the Kinks, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones had sophistication, money, and girls, most garage bands had little more than rollicking, chaotic energy and a rudimentary knowledge of guitar chords
German Music refers to music produced in Germany or in the German language or by German artists.
For music in the German language, go to german lyrics, for music from German artists, try from: germany
Forms of German music include, for example, neue deutsche welle (ndw), krautrock, hamburger schule, volksmusik, German speed metal, schlager, Neue Deutsche Härte (ndh), liedermacher, German jazz or klassische musik
Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) developed in the UK in the post-hippie early 1970s performed by singers and musicians wearing outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots that musically was a guitar-driven hard rock sound incorporating proto-punk, soul and retro rock n’ roll influences
Goth refers to music or items associated with the goth subculture, gothic rock, post-punk, deathrock and some darkwave. The bands that began the gothic rock and death rock scene were limited in number, and included Bauhaus, Specimen, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Damned, Southern Death Cult, Ausgang, Sex Gang Children, 45 Grave, UK Decay, The Virgin Prunes, Kommunity FK, Alien Sex Fiend and Christian Death
Gothic music is a style of music originating from post-punk and having dark, dim or haunting tones, sounds, imagery, and usually spooky or morbid lyrics. It tends to be used in many genres such as rock, punk, alternative, darkwave, ambient, industrial, ebm and metal.Subgenres of gothic music:deathrock, a hybrid of punk rock and gothic rock with echoing guitars, creepy but clean vocals, creepy and haunting sounds and usually morbid lyrics.darkwave, gothic rock and new wave combined.gothic metal, a gothic rock-influenced subgenre of metal music
Gothic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music. It is characterised as a combination of the dark and often haunting atmospheres of gothic rock with the power and heaviness of the extreme metal subgenres and doom metal placing heavy emphasis on a deeply focused vocal style. The genre originated during the early 1990s in Europe originally as an outgrowth of death doom metal
Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. Originally bands from the genre had strong ties to the English punk rock and emerging post-punk styles. The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from punk rock during the early 1980s. Gothic rock artists deal with dark themes and intellectual movements such as gothic horror, Romanticism, existential philosophy, and nihilism
Grindcore is a fast, extreme style of music that fuses crust punk with death metal and the fastest, most vicious forms of hardcore. Songs are high-tempo, short, with low-tuned guitars and blastbeats. The guitar style tends to have punkier scuzzy chord riffing than the cleaner, more technical and precise death metal-grindcore/deathgrind fusion that came later
Grunge is a subgenre of rock music that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, almost entirely in the Seattle area. “Grunge” was initially used to describe only the emerging music scene in Seattle; an unkempt collective of bands each with their own scuzzy take on 70s rock that was a reaction against the technicality and pretension of contemporary and dominant metal
This tag describes songs or artists that use the guitar as a predominant instrument or influence.
hard rock is a loosely defined genre of rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage, blues rock and psychedelic rock. It is typified by a heavy use of distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, pianos, and keyboards.
One of the major influences of hard rock is blues music. American and British rock bands began to modify rock and roll, adding to the standard genre harder sounds, heavier guitar riffs, bombastic drumming and louder vocals
Hardcore punk, or simply ‘hardcore’, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated primarily in North America and the UK around 1980. Both scenes, though sharing many similarities, evolved in parallel, the latter taking more influence instead from oi, and speed metal in the vein of Motorhead.
The new sound was generally thicker, heavier and faster than earlier punk rock
Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness
Hip hop is a musical genre which developed alongside hip hop culture, defined by key stylistic elements such as rapping, DJing, sampling, scratching and beatboxing. Hip hop began in the Bronx in New York City in the 1970s, primarily among African Americans and Jamaican Americans, with some Latino influences.
The term rap is often used synonymously with hip hop, but hip hop denotes the practices of an entire subculture
Hip-hop, also spelled hip hop or hiphop is a rhythm focused popular music style, originating from new york in the 70s. The term rap is sometimes used synonymously with hip-hop music. Hip-hop arose when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk or disco songs for audiences to dance to.
It is now seen as a worldwide and popular genre ranging from American Mainstream (e.g
House music is a style of electronic dance music which originated in Chicago in the 80s. The style was developed by mainly African-American DJs who started experimenting with new editing techniques such as remixing, sampling and new electronic instruments like synthesizers and sequencers. Typical to the genre is a ‘’four to the floor’’ beat, often a low bass and the use of recognizable instrumentation like piano chords and soulful vocals
IDM can refer both to intelligent dance music (aka braindance) and industrial death metal. IDM is a popular name for an electronic music genre that emerged in the early 1990s at the end of the British rave era. The genre is influenced by a wide range of musical styles particularly electronic dance music such as Detroit techno
Indie is a particular sound that has little to do with past associations of independent music. Indie also encapsulates a musical philosophy. Many artists utilize alternative instrumentation, jangling guitars, and may borrow from disparate genres such as folk, dance rock, and hip hop.
The term ‘indie’ is best known as being an abbreviation for the word ‘independent’
Indie pop is a genre of alternative rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the mid 1980s, with its roots in the Scottish post-punk bands on the Postcard Records label in the early ’80s such as Orange Juice and Josef K and the dominant UK independent band of the mid eighties, The Smiths.
While the term ‘indie’ had been used for some time to describe artists on independent labels (and the labels themselves), the key moment in the naming of the genre was the release of NME’s C86 tape in 1986
Indie rock is a vague term used to identify rock artists that are or were unsigned, or have signed to small record labels, rather than major record labels. It may also describe artists which have a specific “sound”, and is therefore a genre, although this label is contested by many.
industrial music is a style of experimental music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes. The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by the band Throbbing Gristle, and the creation of the slogan “industrial music for industrial people”. In general, the style is harsh and challenging
Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and specific rock subgenres. Industrial rock spawned industrial metal, with which it is often confused. The early fusions of industrial music and rock were practiced by a handful of post-punk groups, including Chrome, Killing Joke, Swans, and Big Black.
Industrial rock artists generally employ the basic rock instrumentation of electric guitars, drums and bass and pair it with white noise blasts, electronic music gear (synthesizers, sequencers, samplers and drum machines)
An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. Specifically, this term is used when referring to popular music; some musical genres make little use of the human voice, such as jazz, electronic music, and large amounts of European classical music (although in electronic music the voice can be sampled just like anything else)
Irish Music is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the entire island of Ireland.
The indigenous music of the island is termed Irish traditional music. It has remained vibrant through the 20th, and into the 21st century, despite globalising cultural forces. In spite of emigration and a well-developed connection to music influences from Britain and the United States, Irish music has kept many of its traditional aspects and has itself influenced many forms of music, such as country and roots music in the USA, which in turn have had some influence on modern rock music
Music from Italian artists or music in Italian language.