I've written about the birth of punk and the birth of jazz. Both represent music I understand and enjoy. I will admit that I enjoy jazz more than punk but I do listen to both. There are a number of genres I'm not so enamoured with. I never did get caught up in House music for instance.
Even so I find it fascinating to read a detailed history of how a single model of synthesizer had such a profound affect on House and Acid House. Don't believe me? Just read The Silver Dream Machine: The synthesizer that accidentally changed the world.