A Listening Companion to the History of Rock and Dance Music

(Thank you, Luke and Seyson)
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Seyson's Playlists based on my yearly lists of best albums: click here

In 2022 Gustavo Necochea collected all the songs from "Songs" and "Extended Tracks" for the Best of 1990 to 2021 in: this playlist and this playlist.

See also Nick Vieira's playlist 1966-89


Luke's Playlists based on the chapters of my history of rock music:
  1. From Subculture to Counterculture (roughly 1951-1966): Play
  2. The Classics (roughly 1966-1969) :
    1. Psychedelia 1965-68: Play
    2. The Age of the Revivals 1966-69: Play
    3. Solo Careers 1967-69: Play
    4. Electronics and Rock 1968-70: Play
    5. Progressive-rock 1968-72: Play
    6. Canterbury 1968-73: Play
    7. Kosmische Musik 1969-72: Play
    8. Hard-rock 1969-73: Play
  3. The Seventies (roughly 1970-75) :
    1. Psychedelic Madness 1970-74: Play
    2. Re-alignment 1970-74: Play
    3. Singer-songwriters 1970-74: Play
    4. Decadence 1969-76: Play
    5. Sound 1973-78: Play
    6. The Auteurs 1975-82: Play
    7. Disco-music 1975-80: Play
  4. Punk and New Wave (roughly 1976-88) :
    1. The New Wave: Play
    2. Punk-rock: Play
    3. The Blank Generation: Play
    4. American Graffiti: Play
    5. British Graffiti: Play
    6. Dance Music for Punks: Play
    7. Gothic Rock: Play
    8. Industrial Music: Play
    9. Hardcore: Play
    10. College-pop: Play
    11. The New Wave of Pop and Synth-pop: Play
    12. Neo-progressive: Play
    13. Noise-rock: Play
    14. Psychedelic Underground and Dream-pop: Play
    15. The Golden Age of Heavy Metal: Play
    16. Singer-songwriters of the 1980s: Play
    17. Cow-punks and Roots-rock of the 1980s: Play
    18. DJs, Rappers, Ravers: Play
    19. The New Age and World-music: Play
    20. Shoegazing and Space-pop: Play
    21. Extreme Hardcore: Play
    22. Industrial-metal: Play
    23. Punk Crossovers: Play
    24. Between Acid-rock and Industrial Music: Play
    25. Between Noise-rock and Post-rock: Play
    26. From Computer Music to Collage: Play
  5. The Indie Revolution (roughly 1989-1994) :
    1. Female Rock (*) Play
    2. Post-rock (*) Play
    3. Noisier than Rock (*) Play
    4. Progressive Sounds (*) Play
    5. Psychedelic Songwriting (*) Play
    6. Garage Music for the Generation X (*) Play
    7. Lo-fi pop (*) Play
    8. Between Individualism and Populism (*) Play
    9. The Second Coming of Industrial Music (*) Play
    10. Slo-core (*) Play
    11. Dance-music in the Age of House (*) Play
    12. Foxcore (*) Play
    13. Brit and non-Brit pop (*) Play
    14. Alt-pop (*) Play
    15. Grunge (*) Play
    16. The Golden Age of Hip-hop Music (*) Play
    17. Roots-rock in the Age of Alt-country (*) Play
    18. The Age of Emocore (*) Play
    19. From Grindcore to Stoner-rock (*) Play
    20. Gothic Rock (*) Play
    21. Post-ambient Music Play
    22. Concrete Avantgarde Play
  6. The Cyber Age (roughly 1995-2001) :
    1. Drum'n'Bass Play
    2. Trip-hop Play
    3. Post-post-rock Play
    4. Ambience Play
    5. Africa Play
    6. Glitch Music and Digital Minimalism Play
    7. Exuberance Play
    8. Transcendence Forthcoming
    9. Violence Forthcoming
    10. Confusion Forthcoming
    11. Depression Forthcoming
    12. Doom Forthcoming
    13. Hip-hop Music Forthcoming
    14. Digital Avantgarde Forthcoming
  7. The Digital Age (roughly 2001-08) : Forthcoming

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See also the The History of Jazz Music and the The History of Pop Music