Some brilliant person as laid out a big word cloud of every genre of music imaginable, and you can click on a genre and hear a sample. On a cloudy day like today, this could kill HOURS of time.
Who knew there was such a thing as “Viking Metal” or “Shoegaze”.
Called “Every Noise At Once”, the web page covers every thing from “Australian hip hop” to “Juggalo” and “Judaica” to “tekno”.
According to creator Glenn McDonald:
This is an algorithmically-generated non-analytical map of the musical genre-space. Genres and artists are positioned by code and data, adjusted for legibility, but the underlying vectors are less interesting than the juxtapositions and clusters that they produce, so the axes have been deliberately left unlabeled and uncalibrated. You are invited to imagine your own qualities and magnitudes that the geometry might be expressing.
FYI — for some reason, the genre page wouldn’t work for me in Mozilla Firefox, but then again, I have a messed up lap top. Your results may vary.