Not too long ago, I watched a documentary about Hugh Laurie and his recent dabbling in blues music with his album titled Let Them Talk. When the topic of genres came up, he quite simply said “I don’t see the point of genres – there’s only really good music, and bad music, and that’s all you need to know.” Or something to that effect. And I must confess that this point of view does resonate quite strongly with me.
However, I should give a proper answer to this topic, so I’m going to keep it simple. My favourite genre is…
There, that was easy, wasn’t it? Yes, I love rock music, and all the various sub-genres that fall under it (I mean really, almost every genre in contemporary music owes something to the rock genre).
To fully appreciate the power of rock music, and how it can save the day in a range of situations, watch the following clip (yes I know it’s from a cartoon movie…and the song doesn’t start until a couple of minutes into it…but the first time I watched this I laughed so much I cried):
Rock on kids, rock on!
What’s your favourite genre of music?
What are your thoughts on Hugh Laurie’s (rather paraphrased) statement about genres?