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This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1375 genres by The Echo Nest. 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.
Mostly, I just love me some good, heavy, face pounding, ribcage smashing, vertebra crushing, gonad obliterating metal, and I do not care what it gets packaged as, so long as it makes me feel sky scraper tall and bullet proof for the duration of the track.