The after-zones of rock history are hard to grasp precisely because they're so various. This rich muddle demands identifying labels that are umbrella-broad and open-ended. Hence post-punk, not a genre so much as a space of possibility, out of which new genres formed: Goth, industrial, synthpop, mutant disco, and many more.And you'll have to click through to find out what they are.
I can think of at least a couple more "post-" terms that could usefully redraw the map of pop music history...
May 29, 2009
Music critic Simon Reynolds on the movements between movements: