Here you can listen to brief excerpts of some of the works discussed in The Rest Is Noise. There are also embedded videos, images, and links to archives, stories, and sound files elsewhere on the Internet. Many of the sound samples on these pages are permitted under an ASCAP Internet broadcast license. Special thanks to various publishers and record labels who gave me permission to use their material. Go here for a sound-enhanced glossary and here for a 20th-century playlist.
NOTE: If you are using an iPad, an iPhone, or another device that doesn't use flash, use these pages instead.
PART I: 1900-1933
PART II: 1933-1945
PART III: 1945-2000