Talk:Indietronica

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Protologism[edit]

Like indie rock, indie pop, indie electronic (probably the main term considering indie pop and rock, not indietronica, electronic indie) is currently merely used (so a protologism, which is a protologism itself so redirected to neologism) by music listeners and music critics (e.g. allmusic.com) to refer to indie music with electronic influences or electronic music with rock influences (allmusic shares indie electronic under "rock", the currently the article is redirected to electronica). The article will need references to reliable sources explaining the genre. --Brz7 19:53, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Indietronica? That's possibly the vilest portmanteau I've ever heard. This is also the first time I've heard it, and I've been a fan of some of the listed bands for years. Indie Electronica, perhaps, but indietronica? No no no... 62.3.224.241 (talk)igtu —Preceding undated comment added 19:51, 10 February 2011 (UTC).

I was reading the article on Broadcast and noticed the genre had been changed from electronic to "indietronica" in the lead paragraph. Then I come to this article and see the bands cited range from LCD Soundsystem (dance punk/indie rock influenced by Italo disco), to Justice (hard French electro-house). Broadcast played neo-psychedelic pop, influenced by 60's pop and psych, particularly The United States of America. So how exactly is this a genre? None of the bands are even close to being in the same genre. They're not similar at all. They're unrelated, apart from falling under the "electronic" umbrella and being on independent labels. Even as "electronic" groups, some of them are on the fringes of what you could call electronic, like Broadcast, which is certainly not EDM like Justice. And they're not part of the same movement or regional scene, either. Broadcast and Justice are mentioned in the same sentence and that's extremely bizarre to someone familiar with both bands. So it seems to me that indietronica is a dubious neologism. At best it's an umbrella term referring to an assortment of tangentially related subgenres of electronic, pop, and rock music. Or it could be a real genre with some very bad examples listed. I wouldn't know since I haven't listened to most of the acts on the list. I just know that the three bands I cited are not similar to each other in any way.

Let me put it this way. If we say that LCD Soundsystem, Justice, and Broadcast are definitely "indietronica" bands, then what is indietronica? What makes it distinct from other types of music? How are the bands similar? Schrödinger (talk) 01:55, 17 February 2012 (UTC)