Music genres is a subject of deep passion and often confusing to most of the people.
To simplify the process of knowing which music falls in to which Genre, Glenn McDonald created Every Noise, it is a scatter graph that will help you get a grip on pretty much any genre of music. Just click on a genre to hear a sonic sample. Click on the little arrow next to the genre title, and get a whole map of representative artists.
According to the site:
“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 1467 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.”