Every Noise at Once
or click a genre to sort by 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.
Spotify New Releases by Genre
uses them to scour 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.
Songs From the Edges
flings you through a blast-tour of the most passionate genrecults.
Songs From the Ages
samples demographic groups.
Songs From the Streets
wanders around for a really long time.
The Sounds of Places
plots countries as if they were genres.
Spotify World Browser
shows Spotify editorial programming in different countries.
Every Place at Once
is an index of the distinctive listening of individual cities.
Hyperspace House Concerts
looks for music playing only in particular places.
Every School at Once
is an index of the distinctive listening of students by school.
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.
2019 Around the World
surrounds and inhabits a year in music.
The Approaching Worms of Christmas
tries to wrap itself around things I usually fight.
Every Demographic at Once
explores listening by
, age and
Or there's a dynamically-generated daily summary of
Spotify Listening Patterns by Gender
summary based on trends in listener-created playlist titles.