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Art rock is a term describing a subgenre of rock music that tends to have "experimental or avant-garde influences" and emphasizes "novel sonic texture."

Art rock is an "intrinsically album-based" form, which takes "advantage of the format's capacity for longer, more complex compositions and extended instrumental explorations." The Golden Age of Rock lectures define art rock as "a piece of music in the rock idiom that appeals more intellectually or musically; that is, not formulated along pop lines… read more

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  • Avatar for andiegestion
    Art rock band from montreal to discover: www.jellyfiche.com
  • Avatar for ElectroPeter
    tag this music with [tag]art rock[/tag]
  • Avatar for julian2qs
    You are right! At first sigth it seems redundant or pretentious. But the term was originated as an opposition to the restrictions imposed by the industry to the art of music. So, it's a more free style. It's a matter of taste. I think there is good and bad works in both kinds of music. http://www.bluemammothband.com - progressive rock.
  • Avatar for ddh2112
    http://www.last.fm/music/Del+Boca+Vista./horse+or+donkey%3F
  • Avatar for fragile_sandy
    One of the most pretentious tags ever?
  • Avatar for Kadae
    art rock? wtf?
  • Avatar for WhiteRedeemer
    What a stupid "genre". The term "Art-rock" would be redundant since music- all music, is fundamentally, an art form. [2]
  • Avatar for YourAlchemist
    What a stupid "genre". The term "Art-rock" would be redundant since music- all music, is fundamentally, an art form.
  • Avatar for Leaderbest
    Люблю АРТ РОК! Особенно Gentle Giant
  • Avatar for HHelheim
    Strange music for interesting listeners. Try and have fun: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/PAUTINA :))

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