Clutch, Faith No More & Wikipedia issue

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Why is Clutch listed under 'Rap'? & Why is Faith No More described as Dance-Rock in the styles section? Furthermore, being a Wikipedia contributor I'd like to inform that 'AllMusic' is considered as a reliable source for Wikipedia articles. But nowadays, a question mark has been raised over AllMusic's reliabilty. There are random discussions on talk pages of hard rock/metal band articles about AllMusic's incorrect & weird informations specifically in the styles section of various bands.
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Szakk Weber

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Posted 7 years ago

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Chrysta Cherrie

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Hi Szakk,
Our digital feeds sometimes automatically mis-assign genres to artists/albums, which sounds like the problem here. Due to the volume of data we deal with and limited resources to handle it, it is helpful to be notified of these types of errors. I have made the changes to Clutch and Faith No More, just give it a few days to appear online.

Thanks!
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Chrysta, I'd assumed that AMG manually inputs all product data and metadata. How do your "digital feeds" work?
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Chrysta Cherrie

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We input all of the information printed in the album notes/booklet. Data like genre is pulled in automatically by the feeds, which editors then refine as part of their workloads. However, because so much product comes in, we don't necessarily go through each individual album. Does that make things clearer?
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Thanks but still I can see 'dance-rock' in the FNM albums.
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Chrysta Cherrie

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Hi Szakk,
From your description of the issue, I was under the impression the bad genre was only at the artist level, which was where I made the correction. We are now working on removing the bad genre from all of the releases.

Thanks.
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Alright, you should no longer see Dance Rock associated with Faith No More at artist or release level.

Thanks!