i stumbled upon this project the other day when discussing our mutual music genre burnout with a friend. we both found that as we got older our musical tastes were getting more and more specifically defined, to the point that spotify, last.fm, itunes, etc are all at the point that they always are recommending what we subjectively label as "trash," before quickly changing the song. this leaves us both sort of stagnating musically, listening to mostly the same old, same old over and over again, or worse, listening to nothing at all. *gasp* oh no, i always wondered why older people were like this, listening to either talk radio or the blissful sounds of silence interlaced with ambient gusts of wind and windshield wipers croaking in perfect time. in any event, this site lets you explore musical genres in relation to each other quickly and easily so you (and I) can both hopefully find our next musical crush before we know it. give it a whirl,
everynoise.com is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1498 genres by Spotify. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.
Click anything to hear an example of what it sounds like. Click the » on a genre to see a map of its artists. Be calmly aware that this may periodically expand, contract or combust.