A Band’s Catalog Expressed as the Periodic Table of the Elements

The clever lads in the Charlatans UK must have been paying attention in class because they’ve done something rather interesting wtih Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table.  Taking 123 songs from the group’s repetoire, they’ve expressed them in a layout that’ll look familiar to anyone who’s ever played with a chemistry set.  (Yes, yes, there are only 118 known elements.  Let’s not quibble.)

It’s quite the feat, really.  The chart was compiled using song titles, track numbers and running times.  Read more about it here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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