Can You Guess Which of These Music Genres Are Real?

Kera and the Lesbians, pictured above, are a real band. But is Bipolar Folk a real genre?
Kera and the Lesbians, pictured above, are a real band. But is Bipolar Folk a real genre?
Photo by Sinziana Velicescu

Remember the old days when you went to the music store at the mall, and immediately headed to the section roped off for your favorite genre? There were about eight of them back then; perhaps the Columbia House tape club had a dozen or so.

But in this internet age music genres are hopelessly splintered, comically so. Everything seems to be either "post-" this or something "-core," or else just an obscure combination of words that sort of makes sense when you hear the music. But we know you're sharp, so take our quiz, below, to see if you can tell the difference between an established micro-genre and something we've just made up. 


See also: Slutwave, Tumblr Rap, Rape Gaze: Obscure Musical Genres Explained

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