Cliff Richard, Whitney Houston and Bing Crosby are most likely to be used for torture
Songs by Cliff Richard, Whitney Houston and Bing Crosby are most likely to be used for torture, Scots researchers have revealed.
Academics at Glasgow University have claimed expletive laden tracks by Marilyn Manson, Eminem and Scandinavian Black Metal bands are less malevolent than music by their squeaky clean pop counterparts.
Seemingly innocent tunes such as, White Christmas and I Will Always Love You are amongst the biggest offenders - despite their family-friendly lyrics...
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Are we surprised, really?
While the article below only confirms what we already knew in relation to Black Metal (about the other two artists, I would not know, as I have never heard their music), it is amazing that the academics who have conducted this research at Glasgow University have missed the most obvious explanation for their predictable findings: Scandinavian Black Metal is less likely to be used for torture because it is, in fact, music of vastly superior merit. Aside from those who might belong to an entirely different generation, or come from an incompatible cultural background, those who fail to appreciate it at least at some level are only able to tolerate their condition because they are one, some, or all of the following: profoundly deaf, mentally defective, or self-hating conformists too terrified to differ from their peers to venture outside mainstream Pop; they are incapable, in other words, of appreciating art or being stirred by Nietzschean sentiments of force and glory. Of course, no repressive regime would ever need to torture any of these specimens: a totalitarian order requires and welcomes their type, and uses all available means to mass-produce it; the ones typically targetted by said regimes are, in fact, the contrarians who think critically and refuse to surrender, apologise, or conform.
It is good to know that everyday observation and experience are now officially reinforced by the rigor of science.
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