Musical genre map creates new work procrastination tool

Screen Shot 2013-05-16 at 10.45.02 AMAs if I needed another distraction from whatever I am supposed to be doing, a friend posted this link on Facebook last week. Every Noise at Once is nearly every musical genre mapped with representative song samples.

Chamber Pop? What the heck is that? Let’s give a listen. The clip played is The National “Fake Empire.” Ok, yeah, I don’t think I will be listening to much of that.

What about Skiffle? Sounds fun! The clip played is The Vipers Skiffle Group “Pick a Bale of Cotton,” a song that might be cool to listen to while cleaning the house or washing the car.

Over on the left side is all the metal. (left hand path maybe?) Here they call Djent a genre (a subject of debate among metalheads) and the representative clip is Periphery “Make Total Destroy.” If you click on the subgenre, up pops a cloud of band names that have been determined to fit into that subgenre. I think there is room for argument there as well. But at least the site is entertaining.

Kind of reminds me of the super awesome and much more visual Map of Metal. Now THAT is a site I could spend a lot of time with.

I knew those computer scientists  and programmers were good for something.

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