Originally Posted by treghet
There really aren't that many instrumental bands, and the genre has been around for quite some time, so if you're tired of it you probably never liked it much in the first place. I guess music without vocals isn't for everyone, but I always enjoy it.
"Instrumental" isn't a genre, though. There's nothing in common between its incarnations except a lack of vocals. A lot of classical music is instrumental. Same goes for jazz. Most post-rock is instrumental, and so are a lot of shred albums. The particular kind of instrumental music that he's talking about does mostly suck, yes. I own a Behold...the Arctopus record, and I'm not entirely sure why.