They all have the same beat, and you can do the same dance to them!
July 27, 2012 12:46 AM Subscribe
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing (152 comments total)
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"It is a familiar complaint from those of a certain age: today’s pop music is louder and all the songs sound the same. It turns out they are right.
Research shows that modern recordings are louder than those of those of the 1950s and 60s. They are also blander, with less variety in terms of chords and melodies."
"The finding, which will come as no surprise to all those over the age of 35 or so, comes from Spanish researchers who carried out a computer analysis of the key features of almost half a million pop, rock and hip hop songs from 1955 to 2010."
This quote from one researcher pretty much sums it up for me: "Now it’s about dancing and relaxing, rhythm and energy, with groups and bands not so interested in experimenting with sounds and chords."
The research utilized the Million Song Dataset