Google have today unveiled their new Music Timeline function, which allows users to track the entire history of popular music.

The timeline charts the emergence of different genres over time, marking out key releases and artists that contributed to their rise.

Drawing on popularity statistics from Google Play listens and purchases, you can track how popular different artists of different decades and genres are – even searching within the back-catalogue of a specific artist.

See a selection of screenshots beneath and have a go for yourself here.

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[via The Atlantic]