Dave trawled his music collection (and the internet) to compile the Music Tree. This is his take on the genres of popular music, with the links between them and an album to represent each genre. If you feel the urge to question the tree, check out his disclaimer first!
And over to Dave for a lightning quick introduction to the music tree:
“I made a music-snob comment to Fran that all indie sounds like one of three bands, and that they all sound like someone else. Fran doesn’t know much about older music, so asked me to make her a tree showing how music has evolved over time. And this is my attempt.
Each album cover represents a music genre, and the lines show some of the main links between the genres. The columns represent decades, and I have tried to place each genre in the decade it was at its peak. The albums chosen are supposed to represent that genre.
Don’t take the tree too literally, especially the lines. It’s a rough guide. It is drawn from my limited knowledge of music and my own perspective and this one.”