Every Noise at Once
or click a genre to sort by acoustic similarity to it
open in Spotify
This is an ongoing attempt at a useful flattening of the
tracked by Spotify into a simple sortable list.
Click any genre to re-sort the list by similarity to that genre.
How We Understand Music Genres
explains how this thing got started.
A Retromatic History of Music (or Love)
follows these genres across years.
The Spotify New-Release Sorting Hat
uses them to cluster this week's new releases.
We Built This City On
follows them to their cities of origin.
Genres by Country
breaks them down by strength of association with countries.
wanders around for a really long time.
The Sounds of Places
plots countries as if they were genres.
Every Place at Once
is an index of the distinctive listening of individual cities.
Genres in Their Own Words
maps genres to words found in their song titles.
tries to find songs surging towards the edges of one obscurity or another.
The Approaching Worms of Christmas
tries to wrap itself around things I usually fight.