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Every Noise at Once

A massive catalogue of every genre on Spotify, along with examples. Way more than you think.

A project of truly epic proportions, mapping every genre tracked on Spotify. And we’re not talking like, alternative rockand chamber pop here—without scrolling, I can see forest psy, tribal house, and nitzhonot. Can’t even imagine what that last one is.

This is what APIs are for. Spotify is (arguably famously) bad at surfacing stuff you’ve never heard before—I think their algorithms really reward multiple listens, so even your Discover Weekly playlist is bound to have 3-4 tracks that are already in your library, and Radio stations will, after a couple weeks, start to play basically all the same songs.

This is what APIs are for. Spotify is (arguably famously) bad at surfacing stuff you’ve never heard before—I think their algorithms really reward multiple listens, so even your Discover Weekly playlist is bound to have 3-4 tracks that are already in your library, and Radio stations will, after a couple weeks, start to play basically all the same songs.

Every Noise at Once, on the other hand, surfaces almost radically random music. The homepage tries to map genres on a matrix but the best way to start discovering new stuff is just to dive in and start clicking on things.

If you’re not up for just clicking around, though, I’ve found a good way to discover new stuff is to search an artist you’ve been listening to a lot, navigate to their profile, and click the most esoteric-sounding genre assigned to them. That’ll bring up a list of the most popular artists under that genre, & away you go!

Every Noise at Once

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