We no longer use this blog! Please visit sakistore.net for our blog, online store, and more!

Thursday, July 26

New music sucks these days? According to this research: yes.

I hear this quite often from a bunch of my music-loving friends - and that music "just isn't what it used to be" and I can't deny that thought hasn't crossed my mind sometimes. According to this study from Spain, article taken from Reuters, pop music is "too loud and sounds all the same" Here is a sample from the article:
A team led by artificial intelligence specialist Joan Serra at the Spanish National Research Council ran music from the last 50 years through some complex algorithms and found that pop songs have become intrinsically louder and more bland in terms of the chords, melodies and types of sound used. "We found evidence of a progressive homogenization of the musical discourse," Serra told Reuters. "In particular, we obtained numerical indicators that the diversity of transitions between note combinations - roughly speaking chords plus melodies - has consistently diminished in the last 50 years."
So no, perhaps you're not just getting older or crabbier. Pop music just isn't what it used to be. (

No comments:

Post a Comment

Be nice!