As I am ripping my collection to Itunes I'm getting extremely frustrated with the automatic categories that says thrash bands are dance music, folk groups are hip-hop, etc. As I'm going through changing these things I started thinking about what defines the labels we put on bands particularly rock bands. Separating metal bands is a cake walk compared to rock bands. Now sure some are easy considering certain factors like geography; from South of the Mason Dixon, band is easily put under "Southern Rock" - with the exception of The Band of course Now the question I am pondering rightnow is what exactly seperates the melodic rock, hard rock, and AOR bands? Now if it is just so wimpy that it makes Richard Marx seem like Conan then obviously AOR, still some melodic rock bands that are at times referred to as "metal" have been called AOR. I just think the line needs to be drawn somewhere.