With 219 engines of aural bliss from 1840 to the modern day (including everything from Edison’s early phonograph to the Disco Lyte boombox to the Sony Walk/Discman all the way to the rise of the iPod), "The Advance of Audio Apparatuses" will be music to your eyes.
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An awesome Vanity Fair infographic of Jay-Z’s most name-dropped products by album.
Tom Ford. Tom Ford. Tom Ford.
Forty-five years ago today, “Hey Jude” was born.
In honor of the event, here’s our Beatles Song Chart Vol. 3, which includes a mapping of the vocals and instrumentals of the famous song.
The ultimate venn diagram of Early Beach Boys Hit Song Topics.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that MC’s love to drop mics. But perhaps less known is their predilection to drop Mikes (or more formally, Michaels) into the lyrics of their songs.
Behold here “A History of Rappers Referencing Michaels,” an xy diagram chronicling hip hop’s secret obsession with guys named Mike, from The King of Basketball (Michael Jordan) to the King of Pop (Michael Jackson) to that guy who played Austin Powers (Mike Myers).
And for more rap-related linguistic scholarship, check out our Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names and our Magnificent Map of Rap Names.