A relational visualization chart showing the branches & connections of 100 years of music using the London Underground map. Train lines denote different music styles (e.g. pop.soul, reggae) & are directional according to time, branch lines represent sub-genres (e.g. rock divides into grunge & psychedelia). Stations represent music artists, so that key stations naturally are linked to the most eclectic artists. See also music similarity map & artist similarity visualization & music plasma.
The most stereotypically self-indulgent Guardian wank I can think of, bordering on self parody. Smug, London obsessed (and I live in London) nonsense. It’s got nothing to do with anything!
There ’s people like, dying and stuff. And where are the Arctic Monkeys, anyway…?
I myself apparently live in fairly high-brow surroundings: right between Ewan MacColl and Ives, to be more precise. Our local line, the East London one, constitutes a rather pleasant trip: I often pass by Nick Drake, Beth Orton, to finally reach John Martyn. I often change at Four Tet, though… However, I don’t know if I would have preferred living at Wendy Carlos, Minnie Riperton, the RZA or Funkadelic after all.
What remains to be done now, is a tube map listing actual places where musicians have lived! Rumours are that my area has hosted as diverse characters as Jools Holland, Spacek and Kate Bush…