I ran across the musical genre crunk in my reading. Apparently there are subcategories of it, such as crunkcore, aquacrunk. I ran across all these ridiculously narrow genres in an article talking about more recent styles of metal music.
Blackened Death metal
It’s completely out-of-hand.
Dozens, just dozens of tiny genres. Who keeps track of these things?
See, it wasn’t like that in my day. Thinks were simpler then. It was basically just Rock music or Folk music.
Hard rock, soft rock, light rock. Folk-rock, psychedelic rock, Heavy Metal.
Well, and there was Motown, of course, and Pop.
Come to think of it there was Rhythm & Blues, Doo-wop, Surf rock, Blues rock. Blues. Garage bands, which spawned garage rock. Soul. Gospel.
Country music - except that was a whole different thing, until it wasn’t; and there was bluegrass and rockabilly.
So maybe you have to go back before that to get simpler categories, where it was just Big Band, and show tunes. More types of religious music were popular – do those count?
And Jazz. Hot jazz and cool jazz, really. Light jazz. And early country was really Country & Western, so Western Swing. Swing. Vegas Lounge. Dixieland, Scat, Honky-Tonk…