60s

Music from 1960 -1969.
The rise of the counterculture, particularly among the youth, created a huge market for rock, soul, pop, reggae and blues music produced by drug-culture influenced bands s

70s

Music from 1970 -1979, and probably some from outside this date range, but sounding similar.
Music of the 1970s saw the rise of experimental classical music and minimalist music by classical com

80s

The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1989.
This tag consists of music first released in this time frame.
The decade began with a backlash against disco mus

90s

The decade of the 1990s was possibly the most diverse period of pop music in history. Starting soon after the 1980s ended, musical trends quickly shifted from the 1980s standards, most notably the shi

acid jazz

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It first developed in America in a simplistic fo

acoustic

The word “acoustic” is derived from the Latin term for the ear canal. Acoustics is therefore the branch of science which studies sound. By derivation, “acoustic music” is that which is made naturally,

new age

New Age music is music intended to create “sonic spaces,” conducive of artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, and reading as a method of

alt-country

“Alternative country” can refer to several ideas. Most generally, any musician who plays a type of country music different from the prevailing trend can be said to play “alternative country”. By this

alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alt-rock) is a genre of rock music that refers specifically to the punk/new wave-rooted style that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the early-mid 1990s.

alternative metal

Alternative metal is a style of alternative rock and heavy metal that gained popularity in the early 1990s.
Alternative metal usually combines heavy metal with alternative rock, and in some case

alternative

Alternative pop/rock refers to artists that are rooted in the style, sound and/or ethos of punk rock. It is essentially a continuation of the post-punk and new wave genres of the early 80’s only even

dark ambient

Dark ambient is a subgenre of ambient music that features foreboding, ominous, or discordant overtones. Dark ambient emerged in the 1980s and 1990s with the introduction of new synthesizer and samplin

ambient

Ambient music is a musical genre that is generally identifiable as being broadly atmospheric and environmental in nature.
Ambient music evolved from early 20th century forms of semi-audible mus

american

Acts from the United States of America or less commonly, the American continent (the Americas) as a whole.

americana

In music, Americana is a loose subset of American folk music, that is perhaps best defined as “classic American music”—ranging in style from roots-based bluegrass to alternative country, gospel, blues

atmospheric

Atmospheric music focuses on the timbral characteristics of sounds, particularly organised or performed to evoke an “atmospheric”, “visual” or “unobtrusive” quality.

australian

Australian music is a broad generic description of music from Australia.
Australian music began to develop its individuality in the 1950s. Early rockers such as Johnny “The Wild One” O’Keefe pav

avant-garde

Music that is thought to be highly innovative or ahead of its time. Avant-garde music necessarily pushes the boundaries of what is acceptable as “music” to specialists as well as to the population at

ballad

Music that’s slow in tempo, usually sung or performed with a romantic or sentimental emotion, and often out of character for the band or artist performing the song.

baroque

Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 and 1750. This era is said to begin in music after the Renaissance and was