Who is your non-rock genre go to?

hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,643
When you venture out of Rock's cozy little sphere, who is your go to?  Is it classical, Taylor, Rap/hip hop, country??  Who is the artist that is your non-rock groove?

Has to be the Weeknd for me, never turn him off if on, love his beats....not sure why he resonates.  Maybe it was growing up with Michael Jackson's voice and his is IMO the closest to him...no idea.  JUST DIG THE WEEKND

So who is your non-rock Jam?

You define Rock as you please, clearly is is muddled if you saw the last RRHOF induction!
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,751
    gangsta death country metal rap. it has a pop and classical sensibility to it.
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  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USAPosts: 22,037
    Opera 
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  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,643
    c'mon now lets give some names too.  rat, I love 'STAetlry.  KID ROCK
  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 2,075
    edited November 24
    Either the band Portishead (trip-hop) or the genre of blues (preferably old-school a la Robert Johnson though electric blues is cool too, lol).

    Edited to add Portishead’s genre, lol.
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  • JeBurkhardtJeBurkhardt Posts: 3,050
    edited November 24
    Alt-Country. Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, DBT. 
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 6,731
    Electronic Techno - like Fatboy Slim or the Chemical Brothers. Also funk - like Parliament or Sly and the Family Stone. 
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 3,328
    edited November 24
    Love me some Beastie Boys! In my mind it rocks! But in different ways. 

    Also love that Moby Play record. So many different styles and genres. Is Radiohead considered rock? Especially Kid A, Moon Shaped Pool. Also enjoy some of Massive Attack’s work. Teardrop is one of my all time favourite tracks. And I mean top 5-10 all time. 
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  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,643
    edited November 25
    Either the band Portishead (trip-hop) or the genre of blues (preferably old-school a la Robert Johnson though electric blues is cool too, lol).

    Edited to add Portishead’s genre, lol.
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 2,075
    edited November 24
    hrd2imgn said:
    Either the band Portishead (trip-hop) or the genre of blues (preferably old-school a la Robert Johnson though electric blues is cool too, lol).

    Edited to add Portishead’s genre, lol.
    Dummy was sooo good
    Completely agree, this thread has got me in the mood to play their 3 albums as I’m out and about this evening, lol. A sincere thanks, lol.

    Edit: This is my current phone wallpaper, lol, my lockscreen’s Aaliyah, another of my go-tos.


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,880
    Been on a Run The Jewels, Action Bronson, and Volbeat bend for a while, now.
    Rap, rap, and Psychobilly

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  • Gvn2flyGvn2fly Posts: 715
    Morgan Wallen and Mac Miller



  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 6,330
    Acoustic - Iron & Wine, John Butler, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tom McRae, Xavier Rudd

    Trip Hop / Hip Hop - UNKLE, DJ Shadow, Hilltop Hoods, Massive Attack, Tricky
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  • GB281198GB281198 VirginiaPosts: 201
    My preference on music is if I like it I listen to it no matter genre. My favorite artist outside rock is Dwight Yoakam. I've seen him live a half dozen times. I listen to anything from bluegrass to rap, metal,  classic country and all types of rock.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,337
    Should I name just one favorite non-rock artist or the whole page length list?
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  • edwhoedwho Posts: 787
    Sometimes my moms music like Barbara Streisand or Frank Sinatra. Barbara Streisand love her singing voice. Really enjoy her movie music from films like Funny Girl and The Way We Were. Her covers of standards like Happy Days Are Here Again pure joy. Her duet with Barry Gibb on Guilty or Neil Diamond on You Don't Bring Me Flowers. Love that stuff. Enjoy Frank Sinatra just as much incredible singing voice. When Frank sings you can easily understand every word. Clear enunciation was most important to him. Big band music rocks me and Frank played with all the best. Tommy Dorsey Band with drummer Buddy Rick or Count Basie Orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones (live at the Sands is gold!). 

    Depends on the mood i guess. Classic country works for me Hank Williams Sr. or Patsy Cline. Motown Marvin Gaye Smokie - Robinson. 

    strange uh? 
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 26,051
    Probably meditation mood music, Zen Japanese flute or Indian flute music, Andes Chilean music! I like most of tribal music 
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  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Posts: 5,558
    - Jazz (Hard Bop/Modal/Free/Acid mostly) 
    - Alt-Country
    - Blues
    - Classical
    - Johnny Cash
  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 4,101
    Beach Goth - The Growlers 
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  • Kearn5yKearn5y IrelandPosts: 2,334
    Orchestral or Abba
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  • ZodZod Posts: 8,805
    I would say punk, old school punk.. like the late 70s (ramones, dead boys, sex pistols), but it sort of falls under the umbrella of rock.

    I like some country.  Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Zack Brown Band etc...  Like some metal.. old school sepultura, etc...   I'd say a little country and little metal are where I wander when I'm not listening to rock.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 34,414
    Soul music like James Brown, Sam & Dave, Lyn Collins.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 34,414
    Been on a Run The Jewels, Action Bronson, and Volbeat bend for a while, now.
    Rap, rap, and Psychobilly

    Action Bronson was great live.  See him if you can.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,337
    Soul music like James Brown, Sam & Dave, Lyn Collins.

    You're a soul man!


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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 34,414
    brianlux said:
    Soul music like James Brown, Sam & Dave, Lyn Collins.

    You're a soul man!


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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,337
    brianlux said:
    Soul music like James Brown, Sam & Dave, Lyn Collins.

    You're a soul man!


    Hold on, I'm comin!

    Sam and Dave are definitely cool! 
    The only soul singer I got to see from that era was Jackie Lee (given name Earl Lee Nelson).  Not real well known, but a great singer who opened for the Beach Boys.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 34,414
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Soul music like James Brown, Sam & Dave, Lyn Collins.

    You're a soul man!


    Hold on, I'm comin!

    Sam and Dave are definitely cool! 
    The only soul singer I got to see from that era was Jackie Lee (given name Earl Lee Nelson).  Not real well known, but a great singer who opened for the Beach Boys.
    You never saw Rufus, Sly or the like?  I'm sure you would have seen one of them, Hell even James Brown?

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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,771
    edited December 2
    I'm all over the board, but I'm pretty sick of rock these days. Hoping it makes a strong comeback like in the 90's.

    Totally all in on the pop/hip-hop/r&b these days. Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Nicki Minaj, Dua Lipa, etc. Mainly top 40. Best I've heard since late 80s/90s. All the top acts are releasing solid albums the past few years.

    Other than that, I love Sinatra and the crooners. Funk/soul gets me grooving.

    Oh, and I really like Taylor's new single. Antihero is a great song and I'm not a Taylor fan outside her big hits. Something about that intro also reminds me of DoTC. Very slight similarity.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,337
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Soul music like James Brown, Sam & Dave, Lyn Collins.

    You're a soul man!


    Hold on, I'm comin!

    Sam and Dave are definitely cool! 
    The only soul singer I got to see from that era was Jackie Lee (given name Earl Lee Nelson).  Not real well known, but a great singer who opened for the Beach Boys.
    You never saw Rufus, Sly or the like?  I'm sure you would have seen one of them, Hell even James Brown?

    JB I screwed up on...  I should have seen him.

    Sly Stone?  NO.  But  I did see Black Uhura with Sly and Robbie.  And ooooooooooh yeah was that a fine show!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,337
    So without naming a page or two of individuals or groups, my go to genres outside all forms of rock are (more or less) in this order:
    Jazz
    Blues
    Classic and Outlaw Country
    and everything else including some things that don't really fit any niche like Sandy Bull.
    The only almost never go-to music for me is rap/hip hop and opera.
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 6,282
    edited December 2
    I kinda listen to everything. I’m fact, rock is probably one of my least listened to genres. Probably jazz,, hip hop or pop. 
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