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

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.

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

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

drum and bass

Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, d’n’b, drum n bass, drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music which emerged in the mid 1990s. The genre is characterised by fast tempo brok

beautiful

Music of various genres and styles that individual users consider to be beautiful.
Due to the subjective nature of the tag, it is applied to a vast collage of different artists that not all user

black metal

Black metal is an extreme sub-genre of heavy metal featuring harsh screams or evil voices at the vocal styles, fast electric guitars with tremolo picking and blast beat drumming and raw recording and

rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences.
Jerry Wexler of Billboard magazine coined the term rhythm and blues in 1948 as a musical marketing term in