According to a report on Reuters, our original take on the shrinking Dynamic Range was spot on. Scientists in Spain were able to more or less use a database of the past 50 years of music to "prove" that modern pop music really is louder and, yes, it does in fact all sound the same. The researchers used a huge music archive called the Million Song Dataset to compare the last 50 years of music. It's a database that actually catalogues and analyzes audio and lyrics into numbers that can be crunched. The database is filled with pop songs dating all the way back to 1955 and is current up to 2010, which is apparently when all of the scientists committed ritual suicide after listening to one too many Lady Gaga remixes...
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This had to be studied? What's next, are TV commercials really as loud as they seem?
The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan
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Awesome, we finally scientifically proved that pop music sucks!!!!
I'm the child of the household, so why shouldn't I get all the T O Y S
(my wife just won't let me buy them)
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I think that the only thing scientifically proven by this is that some of you guys are old.
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