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The paper says - clever kids listen to metal!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ComradeDavo, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2377708.ece
    Love the fact that Tool's Aenima got mentioned, I think it's one of the most 'intelligent' song lyrics wise i've heard, and certainally the band has the most 'intelligent' lyrics of any band i've ever heard.

    Great work dispelling the myth that metallers are dumb, personally the most brightest people I know listen to metal in some form or other.
     
  2. pboily

    pboily fingerlickinmathematickin

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    The most brightest? Sounds like Ralph Wiggum listens to metal... ;)
     
  3. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Personally, the brightest people I know listen to classical music, but most (real or from forums) people have no idea what real classical music is about. :p
     
  4. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    I like metal and classical music. What does that make me?
     
  5. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    I think what the study proved was not that clever kid listen to metal, but that clever kids listen to the same music as everyone else their age.
     
  6. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: <- level of intelligence.

    :p
     
  7. REDY

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    I dont like metal, but I have not prejudice to people who like it.
     
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    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    Same here. :goodjob:
     
  9. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Thats cool.

    The reason I'm pleased with this being in the paper is that there is a prejudice against metal kids, especially at school. And you get parents who don't like the idea of their kids wearing black and listening to metal.

    Dunno bout you, but in sixth form in my year only about 20% of the kids would have listened to metal at all, and of them there was only really about 6-7 of us who did so reguarly..i.e could be classed as metal fans.
     
  10. Bast

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    I will never listen to metal and will never allow my kids to listen to it.

    Give me my favourite baroque music any day thanks.
     
  11. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Seriously, you'd never let your kids listen to metal? Why?
     
  12. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    There were more metal fans in my sixth form than there were jazz or classical music fans... I was more looking at the 3 most popular choices the article mentioned briefly. Pop, R&B and Rock - that pretty much covers 99% of teenagers I've ever known.
     
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    Pretty much same here. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Bast

    Bast Protector of Cats

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    Because of the wrong crowd they'll end up with. Same goes for rap.
     
  15. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Oh right, yeah true.

    To be fair though 'rock' does not equate to 'metal'.
     
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    If Beethoven were reincarnated today, he would write metal music :D
     
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    Well, speaking as someone who's been a bookish nerd all my life and a metalhead since the beginning of high school, I've always noticed that there's been a lot of overlap between those two sets.
     
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    I didn't know they were so many clever kids... :mischief:

    Anyway, this study doesn't mean much. It could be that metal is more popular among kids than any other kind of music, regardless of their IQ. Seems to me that it just demonstrates that metal is popular rather than underground. Now, if you conduct the same study among slow kids and you demonstrate that they listen preferrably to classical music, or not metal, then you will have a point.

    Spoiler metal kid :
     
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    Not surprising at all. Just look at me! :p

    That said, the smartest guy I know listens to Scissor Sisters. He's gay though, so that might explain it.
     
  20. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    The smartest kids I know listen to metal. They got A*s in their GCSEs and are expected to get As for A-levels.
     

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