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* Jordan Pundik of Music/NewFoundGlory is famous for his distinctive nasally singing style, which occasionally makes him sound like he has a stuffy nose. It's not as unpleasant as it sounds.


* Music/StockAitkenWaterman's production style: heavily synthesized, drum-heavy, very loud dancepop. If it sounds remotely like the {{Rickroll}}, it was probably them.

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* Music/StockAitkenWaterman's production style: heavily synthesized, drum-heavy, very loud dancepop. If it sounds remotely like the {{Rickroll}}, JustForFun/{{Rickroll}}, it was probably them.



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* Music/ImogenHeap is instantly recognizable by her distinctive breathy, nasally singing style. She also ''really'' likes to layer her vocals, and she's known for songs that alternate between [[{{Scatting}} scat-singing]] and introspective lyrics about love and heartbreak.


** Particularly true for the piano. He loves putting the piano in battle themes (see: "Decisive Battle" from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX FFX]], "Saber's Edge" from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII FFXIII]]) - to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome epic]] effect.

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** Particularly true for the piano. He loves putting the piano in battle themes (see: "Decisive Battle" from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX FFX]], "Saber's Edge" from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII FFXIII]]) - to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic]] effect.


* Masashi Hamauzu, composer for such games as the ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' series and ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', tends to use lots of strings and as one reviewer puts it, "crunchy" piano chords. And expect lots of [[RuleOfCool stylish]] violin solos. The result is a very elegant and uplifting sound.

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* Masashi Hamauzu, composer for such games as the ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' ''VideoGame/{{SaGa|RPG}}'' series and ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', tends to use lots of strings and as one reviewer puts it, "crunchy" piano chords. And expect lots of [[RuleOfCool stylish]] violin solos. The result is a very elegant and uplifting sound.


* Songwriter Casey Beathard tends to write ''everything'' [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth in D major with an almost ridiculously limited melody]]. He also went from writing a lot of songs about drinking (e.g. "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" and "Drinkin' Bone" by Tracy Byrd, "The World Needs a Drink" by Terri Clark) to writing about being a father (e.g. "Ready, Set, Don't Go" by Billy Ray Cyrus, "Cleaning This Gun" and "He's Mine" by Rodney Atkins, "All I Ask For Anymore" and "Just Fishin'" by Music/TraceAdkins, "I See Me" by Travis Tritt).

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* Songwriter Casey Beathard tends to write ''everything'' [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth in D major with an almost ridiculously limited melody]]. He also went from writing a lot of songs about drinking (e.g. "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" and "Drinkin' Bone" by Tracy Byrd, "The World Needs a Drink" by Terri Clark) to writing about being a father (e.g. "Ready, Set, Don't Go" by Billy Ray Cyrus, Music/BillyRayCyrus, "Cleaning This Gun" and "He's Mine" by Rodney Atkins, Music/RodneyAtkins, "All I Ask For Anymore" and "Just Fishin'" by Music/TraceAdkins, "I See Me" by Travis Tritt).Music/TravisTritt).


* Composer Philip Glass writes repetitive minimalistic music that is easy to identify as his. But, when asked what style of music he makes, he'll tell you that it' not a minimalism, but a "[[InsistentTerminology process music]]". See his sometime collaborators, Kronos Quartet, for another example.

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* Composer Philip Glass Music/PhilipGlass writes repetitive minimalistic music that is easy to identify as his. But, when asked what style of music he makes, he'll tell you that it' not a minimalism, but a "[[InsistentTerminology process music]]". See his sometime collaborators, Kronos Quartet, for another example.


* Japanese post-hardcore/electronicore band Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [[IThoughtItMeant (not to be confused with the movie)]] have a very unique style. Is it a harsh vocalist contrasting with an [[AutoTune auto-tuned]] clean vocalist, mixed in with a post-hardcore band playing alongside synths or J-core/rave sounding sequences, usually both? On top of all that, and most importantly, does there seem to be no verse or chorus in the song? Yes? It's them.

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* Japanese post-hardcore/electronicore band Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant (not to be confused with the movie)]] have a very unique style. Is it a harsh vocalist contrasting with an [[AutoTune auto-tuned]] clean vocalist, mixed in with a post-hardcore band playing alongside synths or J-core/rave sounding sequences, usually both? On top of all that, and most importantly, does there seem to be no verse or chorus in the song? Yes? It's them.


* Country band Diamond Rio is defined by a mix of lead singer Marty Roe's high twangy voice fronting bluegrassy three-part harmonies, tight Telecaster picking intertwined with mandolin and keyboards, and an unusually heavy rhythm section for a country band.

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* Country band Diamond Rio Music/DiamondRio is defined by a mix of lead singer Marty Roe's high twangy voice fronting bluegrassy three-part harmonies, tight Telecaster picking intertwined with mandolin and keyboards, and an unusually heavy rhythm section for a country band.


* Songwriter Casey Beathard tends to write ''everything'' [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth in D major with an almost ridiculously limited melody]]. He also went from writing a lot of songs about drinking (e.g. "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" and "Drinkin' Bone" by Tracy Byrd, "The World Needs a Drink" by Terri Clark) to writing about being a father (e.g. "Ready, Set, Don't Go" by Billy Ray Cyrus, "Cleaning This Gun" and "He's Mine" by Rodney Atkins, "All I Ask For Anymore" and "Just Fishin'" by Trace Adkins, "I See Me" by Travis Tritt).

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* Songwriter Casey Beathard tends to write ''everything'' [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth in D major with an almost ridiculously limited melody]]. He also went from writing a lot of songs about drinking (e.g. "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" and "Drinkin' Bone" by Tracy Byrd, "The World Needs a Drink" by Terri Clark) to writing about being a father (e.g. "Ready, Set, Don't Go" by Billy Ray Cyrus, "Cleaning This Gun" and "He's Mine" by Rodney Atkins, "All I Ask For Anymore" and "Just Fishin'" by Trace Adkins, Music/TraceAdkins, "I See Me" by Travis Tritt).


* Steve Lillywhite's best-known production technique is his "gated reverb" drum sound as heard on Music/PhilCollins' "In The Air Tonight"

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* Steve Lillywhite's Hugh Padgham's best-known production technique is his "gated reverb" drum sound as heard on Music/PhilCollins' "In The Air Tonight"


* Masashi Hamauzu, composer for such games as the ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' series and ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', tends to use lots of strings and as one reviewer puts it, "crunchy" piano chords. And expect lots of [[RuleOfCool stylish]] violin solos. The result is a very elegant and uplifting sound.

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* Masashi Hamauzu, composer for such games as the ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' series and ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', tends to use lots of strings and as one reviewer puts it, "crunchy" piano chords. And expect lots of [[RuleOfCool stylish]] violin solos. The result is a very elegant and uplifting sound.


* Creator/RichardWagner's music is famous for brass ensemble writing, though, contrary to CommonKnowledge, more of this is quiet than loud; the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw_SwaedUU0 Valhalla theme]] from ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'' is a paradigmatic example. (Its scoring features the quartet of horn-like instruments specially invented for the work that have come to be known as "Wagner tubas.") Wagner's later operas (which he preferred to call music dramas) have long through-composed acts with a high density of {{Leitmotif}}s; the half-diminished seventh, popularly known as the ''[[Theatre/TristanUndIsolde Tristan]]'' chord, is actually prominently featured in several of them.

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* Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's music is famous for brass ensemble writing, though, contrary to CommonKnowledge, more of this is quiet than loud; the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw_SwaedUU0 Valhalla theme]] from ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'' is a paradigmatic example. (Its scoring features the quartet of horn-like instruments specially invented for the work that have come to be known as "Wagner tubas.") Wagner's later operas (which he preferred to call music dramas) have long through-composed acts with a high density of {{Leitmotif}}s; the half-diminished seventh, popularly known as the ''[[Theatre/TristanUndIsolde Tristan]]'' chord, is actually prominently featured in several of them.


* Martin Hannett was known for using [[EchoingAcoustics lots of reverb]], especially on Music/JoyDivisions' albums.

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* Martin Hannett was known for using [[EchoingAcoustics lots of reverb]], especially on Music/JoyDivisions' Music/JoyDivision's albums.



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* Steve Lillywhite's best-known production technique is his "gated reverb" drum sound as heard on Music/PhilCollins' "In The Air Tonight"
* Martin Hannett was known for using [[EchoingAcoustics lots of reverb]], especially on Music/JoyDivisions' albums.

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