I think it would be interesting to see what musical orientations the Roon user base is made of, and in what proportions. How about a quick poll?
The answer is simply your primary genre. I love music from multiple genres but I grew up listening to Rock and that is a part of my community culture and personality. I’d be interested to see how others identify, as it were.
Let’s keep it very top level: Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Pop, [Regional] – at that level – I’m sure there are a few I omitted but you get the idea.
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Classical (something, something emoji)
But if I had to choose It’d be Blues. Or perhaps most definitely Rock… No wait… Jazz!! Ok ok it is Rock… For now…
Sorry am genuinely divided.
mmm, my ‘genre of choice’ is mostly mood dependant: rock, blues, jazz - but never classical (I’m too un-edumacated to appreciate it).
classical for me
Genre is not something I care about. It is mood related so today I listened to a U.K. grime rapper and a pop/reggae band who’s first LP I played to destruction as a teenager. Tomorrow it might be some old school rocksteady or a bit of prog rock. Jazz, classical, world, electronic, Americana are all in my collection. I love music. Genre is just a way of limiting my exposure to the thing I love.
Or honing in on same…
My brain doesn’t really work that way. I do let Roon Radio do its thing based on what I last listened to and then focus on something it might throw up, but more normally I remember something heard on broadcast radio and listen which tends to be more mood dependent. I think I have very broad tastes and it does occasionally throw people when you pull up to a drive through window listening to a Muslim Indian man singing love songs in Punjabi! I discovered him when I ripped some music for a mate and sent it to him while he was serving in Iraq. The singer was his late Mums favourite.
You left out the one I’d vote for
Hope you don’t mind my inserting the Poll mechanic James. Let me know if you’d like more options or other bells and whistles.
I think Regular users can build polls using the gear icon in the post editor.
[Edit: What I should have done here was edit James’ original post to add the poll mechanic. Ah well, we live and learn.]
The vast majority of the music I listen to is progressive rock, but closely followed by electronica. Due to the difficulties of genre definition, this is a very difficult poll!
Pop/Rock so a bit of a bugger for choice
I don’t mind at all, thank you for doing that! I didn’t know there was such a thing.
To clarify, it was not my goal to make folks choose a genre to the expense of their eclectic tastes. My curiosity started with wondering if there could indeed be a good music tool that would satisfy both classical music fans and those of other genres, their schema being somewhat different. Then I thought, let’s just see what most of the Roon base uses Roon for!
Thanks to all who are responding.
Jazz every day and every night. Mostly 50s and 60s Jazz.
Serious omissions - basically these are top tier genres!
And if you’re drilling down to Soul/RnB and Hip Hop and Electronica, then what about
Ambient? (really Electronica should be encompassed into one genre Electronic - itself a sub-genre of Rock - along with Ambient, Trip-Hop, etc)
Latin?, and so on…
Imho… once you get out of the main genres:
and possibly Folk, which could be said is basically another subdivision of country or rock or blues depending on the flavour, then it’s a real minefield of split opinions.
Don’t shoot the messenger - the list came originally from James. Personally I would have gone with a poll with just two genres: Classical and non-Classical…