It seems that every year needs a new genre to call it’s own. So far this year I have seen many people claim that blisscore is that genre. I found this funny diagram while looking up blisscore and I couldn’t help but chuckle. The inclusion of Panda Bear as chillwave and Animal Collective as Lo-Fi already makes the credibility questionable. The truth is though that blisscore may just be 2010′s chillwave.
I have heard the name thrown around a few times associated with bands such as Wild Nothing, Tanlines and Delorean. PMA has said that “blisscore is the new chillwave,” while others have never heard of it. Of course the differences are actually prominent. While chillwave is slow and dreamy, blisscore is joyous and lush. What blisscore doesn’t have however is that immediate feeling of “oh this is a blisscore song” that chillwave became so popular for.