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(Slate)   Science cannot discern our visceral reaction to music, whether it is the ominous feel of the Jaws theme, melancholy at Adele, or homicidal rage at Nickelback   (slate.com) divider line 21
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2012-06-28 09:14:07 AM
"Discern" can't possibly be the right verb for that sentence.
 
2012-06-28 09:52:08 AM
I don't understand Nickelback hate.

They're the Poison of this century.
 
2012-06-28 10:50:06 AM

SchlingFocker: I don't understand Nickelback hate.

They're the Poison of this century.


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2012-06-28 11:55:39 AM

SchlingFocker: I don't understand Nickelback hate.

They're the Poison of this century.


Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

/seriously, which is it?
 
2012-06-28 12:03:42 PM
I think I might hate Adele more than Nickelback.
 
2012-06-28 12:09:19 PM
*Reads article*

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How would ennui be musically expressed?
 
2012-06-28 12:10:27 PM
I have hated Supertramp with every fiber of my being from the very first time I heard them, and it hasn't subsided. So far I'm the only one I know who feels that way.
 
2012-06-28 12:11:26 PM

Apos: *Reads article*

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How would ennui be musically expressed?


with the lyric 'Give me ambiguity, or give me something else.'
 
2012-06-28 12:14:44 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers.
With all the other bands out there, new and old, why are they being played 30% of the time I turn to a rock station?
This gets me all stabby.
 
2012-06-28 12:20:50 PM
"We may be animals underneath it all, but there are still some things that separate man and marmot."

Very much this. Music's ... special. No matter what the evolutionary origins or neurochemical reasons ultimately turn out to be, It's a form of communication, usually one-to-many, that works in non-verbal channels that I can only describe as 'soul'.

Listen to this -- Jordi Savall and Hesperion XX's recording of John Dowland's Lachrimae Antiquae, for all y'all who love melancholy music
 
2012-06-28 12:23:36 PM

SchlingFocker: I don't understand Nickelback hate.

They're the Poison of this century.


The second statement solves the mystery of the first one.
 
2012-06-28 01:29:27 PM

Apos: *Reads article*

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How would ennui be musically expressed?


Jimi Hendrix.
 
2012-06-28 01:50:40 PM
I'll admit to kinda loving the fist song of theirs I heard, that bottom-of-every-bottle song. Every song of theirs I've heard since just irritates me.
 
2012-06-28 02:19:26 PM
I think of how John Williams "borrows" heavily from public domain classical music, that Adele is probably FIB, and that every generation has a corporate backed "alt" rock band that gets big.
 
2012-06-28 02:35:43 PM

facisto: The second statement solves the mystery of the first one.


Not really.

80s hair bands still get a shiatload of love from the people who grew up with them, despite the fact that they're no better than the pop-rock bands out today that the same people so vehemently hate.
 
2012-06-28 03:29:13 PM

SchlingFocker: I don't understand Nickelback hate.


I liked them when they started, but I think I've outgrown them. They're just too...safe? I feel as a band they try nothing out of the ordinary, and I like bands to be inventive/creative.

/actually went to a Nickelback concert in 2001
//still listen to the band that opened for them, so something of value was gained
 
2012-06-28 05:27:40 PM

SchlingFocker: facisto: The second statement solves the mystery of the first one.

Not really.

80s hair bands still get a shiatload of love from the people who grew up with them, despite the fact that they're no better than the pop-rock bands out today that the same people so vehemently hate.


For my birthday a relative gave me some tickets to one of those 80's hairband combo concerts at the local amphitheater, thinking that I liked Def Leppard and Motley Crue (I didn't back then and I don't now). I reluctantly went and expected it to be mostly people my age an older: but I'd guess half the people there were 30 and under.
 
2012-06-28 05:33:58 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I think I might hate Adele more than Nickelback.


So much this. She is just awful. Awful.

/awful
 
2012-06-28 06:59:17 PM
Slate writers should check in with Duke University, because they've been doing loads of research on this topic for a while.

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Music and the Brain Symposium.

/ Duke sucks
 
2012-06-28 08:18:29 PM
I seem to remember a study that showed musicians listened with the left hemisphere while non-musicians used the right almost exclusively.

But I could've just made all that up. I wouldn't put it past me.
 
2012-06-28 08:59:17 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I think I might hate Adele more than Nickelback.


This. At least I get Nickelback. They might not be great musical artists (for reference I do feel some revulsion when I hear "Sexy and I Know It". fark's sake, repeating the word "wiggle" does not count as songwriting.) But at least they've got some personality.

Adele is just a whiner who clips her own voice too much. She's pretty much the new Celine Dion: her fans are people who mistake volume for range. If you can belt on key, then you must be a great singer, right?
 
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