Posted by Jim Burger on Jul 30, 2012
In a study that confirms what everyone already new, Spanish scientists analyzed 55 years of musical data and "found evidence of a progressive homogenization of the musical discourse." This is science-speak for stating that today's popular music all sounds more or less the same, compared with years past.
Using a method that converted music into digital data, the scientific study found that current music uses less variations in notes, and in timbre as well. In an interesting recommendation, the study concludes that "Old tunes re-recorded with increased loudness, simpler chord progressions and different instruments could sound new and fashionable." How about just writing decent songs instead?