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Submission + - Confirmed: pop music too loud, sounds all the same ( 1

smooth wombat writes: For some time, people have claimed that modern pop music is inherently too loud and bland. Rejoice for it has been confirmed, you were right all along.

Using an archive known as the Million Song Dataset, researchers 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. Artificial intelligence specialist Joan Serra noted, "We found evidence of a progressive homogenization of the musical discourse."

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