moar liek dis pls
Dated and stupid approach in the age we live in
Through the logic of that approach you might as well listen to each individual musician's work before they were a part of a given band as well
Plus some people output so much and some bands are legitimately different entities from the beginning to the end of their career
>Plus some people output so much and some bands are legitimately different entities from the beginning to the end of their career
Some like Toms early output, some his later, both wildly different, how do you know until you listen to it all and find out what you like?
Next will be first draft of shoegaze.
What would you like to see?
Or you have a limited amount of time to listen to music and would prefer to maximize your chances of enjoying the music you listen to by doing a little cursory research beforehand
Because you know what you already like, and by comparing characteristics of what you already like and what others say are characteristics in other albums you can make an informed guess about what point of an artist's career you'll readily enjoy. From there you can totally explore their output however you want
By taking five minutes to read about it. Like I said, you can maximize your chances of enjoying an album - there's no guarantee - but you can increase your odds by doing five minutes of research. Not saying flowcharts are the BEST way to do it, but they are one way. You won't know, but you'll have a reasonable guess
>And how do I know which of Tom Waits albums will be similar to what I enjoy until I've listened to them?
First of all, this isn't supposed to be an introductory chart, and should be seen as an "historic" chart.
I know this is far, far from perfect and can be very inaccurate.
I would like to hear some suggestions (not only what to add, but where and connected with what).
Constructive criticism only, please.
I could rework it at some point, if someone is interested.