Why WMP renames new-wave and synth-pop genres as “alternative”?

I was lookin through my WMP library, and albums from bands like A Flock Of Seagulls, The Blue Nile or Classix Nouveaux were branded as “alternative”.

That’s really shitty man…. WTF “alternative” means? Those dudes who own WMP must lack some basic knowledge I guess o_O


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  • Because WMP sucks, I'd rather use Foobar2000 (in fact, I do).
    Although it depends on whether you are buying music from the Windows Music Store.

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  • I dont think WMP itself has a database. It makes use of some service off the web.

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    • still alternative's very generic.

      if a genre isn't "pop","rock" or "r'n'b" it's called "alternative"

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    • and i never named them anything

    • I guess you can simply regard this as WMP's ignorant stupidity. :)

  • It' s just a tag, I would download MP3 Tag.

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  • That stuff annoys me even some crappy pop stuff is listed as altrernative in some places -_-

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  • whats WMP? tell me klaatu

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