sje46 wrote:Magnanimous wrote:The whole point of that quote is that it's sort of pointless to label a band (or even a song) as a certain genre, because people have different opinions and genres change. Saying you like psych rock identifies a fairly narrow set of bands, but two psych rock songs can still be really different.
Like, Master of Puppets can kind of be considered rock, specifically hard rock, but it's really more like metal, and it's really really more like thrash metal.
You're not mumpy though, and that still doesn't prove any point. I can use the same logic with accents. The Northeast American accent is very different than the Texan accent. That doesn't mean that "American accent" doesn't describe general trends that define all of the individual accents.
This might be true from the perspective of some people more than others. As an American, I have a perception of a general trend among "British accents". Most Brits would probably disagree, being able to distinguish between the accents of different regions of Britain more easily. Just like I don't consider my (Californian) accent very similar to a Texan one.