A History of Modern Music: the timeline

A seven-part series charting the history of modern music, tackling a different genre each day and picking 50 key moments.

You can play with the interactive timeline (image above) and read all the articles (see ‘about this series’ down this page’s left column).

Their history of dance music, for example, includes an ‘ultimate playlist’ of 100 hits from the past 33 years. As an added bonus, each list is followed by carping from disgruntled readers. Each includes multiple sidebar pages like Tadao Kikumoto invents the Roland TB-303.

I’m gobsmacked by it – awfully decent of the Guardian, really.