A sampling of sections from Rock Omnibus' top ranked 5000 songs...
Rank Track Artist Year
Time
_ Album

Uniqueness of the
Rock Omnibus System

Rock Omnibus includes thousands of songs you won't find on most other lists, songs that aren't played on the radio, songs that the majority of people haven't heard. It's an ideal way to find new and old music for expanding your playlist, whether it be rock, popular, jazz, country, folk, or other related genres. It's all here in one place for easy reference. No hype, just the listings you want. Rock Omnibus is unaffiliated with any music company or recording label, so we're not promoting any artists through a hidden agenda. All the reviews are based solely on the author's critical review. Ask the Author

Does Rock Omnibus have them?
See our Complete Artist Listing page to find out. Also get the list as a free download (see below).



Download
xls file
ROCK OMNIBUS ARTIST INDEX
Download our free Excel spreadsheet of all 4,156 artists in Rock Omnibus. Includes the number of songs each artist has on the list (up to 40), and highlights those in the top 1000 Rock Omnibus Artists, indicating starting and ending years of each artist's recording career, and the artist's musical style. Filterable by different categories. Yours to keep at no obligation. (.xls 942 KB)

See why Rock Omnibus is the ultimate reference for music lovers everywhere. There's something for every listener, whether they be a dedicated aficionado, a nostalgia buff, music historian, or simply someone who likes to find out more about what songs are out there. It's all here in one place, ready to be explored. 423 pages packed with relevant discographies from over 4000 artists, listing their significant tracks. Rock Omnibus will eventually be known as the truly distinctive reference music fans will use over and over again.

Sampling of Artists Heavily Represented in Rock Omnibus

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Comparison Chart

While various music ranking systems have a few of the key attributes, Rock Omnibus brings together the most practical aspects of a song listing to give you the greatest access to the pertinent information. We've filtered out the unessential songs and brought in the ones that the others were missing. That's because we don't rely on chart success — or any other popularized factor — to measure the quality of the songs. Instead, author Rusty Southwick listened to each individually and judged them on their own merits, irrespective of cultural trends that bring so many ancillary factors into the equation not having to do with the actual music itself. This is music analysis pure and simple.

See how Rock Omnibus stacks up against the other ranking systems...

    RO - Rock Omnibus
    AM - Acclaimed Music   (acclaimedmusic.net)
    THO - Top Hits Online   (tophitsonline.com)
    DDD - Digital Dream Door   (digitaldreamdoor.com)
    RYM - Rate Your Music   (rateyourmusic.com)

Feature RO AM THO DDD RYM
Number of ranked songs
5,000
3,000
100
1,000
1,000
Honorable mentions
12,800
~1,000
Yes
Years listed for songs
Yes
Yes
Albums listed for songs
Track times for songs
Goes back to 1950s
Yes
Yes
Yes
Has charting tracks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Non-charting tracks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not based on radio play
Yes
Yes
Artist rankings
Yes
Yes
Album rankings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Also grouped by artist
Yes
Compiled by same person
?
Excludes rap/hip-hop
Excludes explicit titles
Yes


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The premiere 2011 Edition of Rock Omnibus (Vol. 1) was published January 2011. It was made available in book form and as a pdf download.