Music has evolved a hell of a lot over the years, so much so that there seems to be more sub-sub genres than I could ever comprehend. What happened to Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, and Dance?
Fortunately if you’re as out of the loop as me and have been wondering whether the track you just heard was either tropical house or ambient trance, or whether your favourite band is considered post-hardcore or melodic metalcore, this website is for you.
Every Noise at Once, as it’s called, is the responsibility of Glen McDonald and according to the website:
This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1385 genres by The Echo Nest.
This is a little more than just a ton of genres plucked out of thin air too as McDonald has compiled a list of resources, with links, which explains how each item is added and why they’re arranged like they are.
Also, the most fun part about the website is that every genre has an example of music for you to listen too, plus a more in-depth map of artists for further listening. If you haven’t a clue where to start, just click the “scan” button and it’ll choose a random genre for you.
It’s a pretty impressive feat, plus you never know, you may discover that your new favourite genre of music is Swamp Pop.