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The paper says - clever kids listen to metal!

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

  1. CartesianFart

    CartesianFart Deity

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    Overrated!

    You haven't heard enough!:lol:

    Sick Fanboy!Nothing but a fanboy.:p

    Must not met alot of bright people or just downright don't understand what make a "bright" person.:rolleyes:
     
  2. 2Pac

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    well im currently in high school, and all i have to say is that people who listen to metal are not very smart where i live (Atlanta). They are also considered emos (emos are people who cut their wrist). The most popular music is probably hip-hop/rap. We like dirtty south rap such as T.I., and Ludacris and some NYC rappers like Jay-Z and 50 Cent. My favorite rap is West Coast so im considered one of the odd people in musical taste, but i do like dirtty south (Im actually listening to "Top Back" by T.I. while writing this). Rock is also popular and usually only the "preppy" girls or gay guys like pop music.

    2Pac
     
  3. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    Metal and emo are different things.
     
  4. Kozmos

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    That's emo metal/rock. They are shunned and we metalheads maintain a policy of KAOS(kick ass on sight) on emos.

    Also rap bad.
     
  5. 2Pac

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    ya i know metal is different from emo but im just saying the high school population(where i live anyway) tends to group emo and metal together. And also why is rap bad?
     
  6. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Because.... because it is...? :confused: I don't know to give a better answer... :blush:
     
  7. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    I listen to metal played on Cellos.
     
  8. scipian

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    I have to say that from my experience it is generally true. I'm at a public school filled with the top students-all of us in the top 5%. And I was stunned how much they loved the hard metal. Kinda scary, to tell the truth. These fellow geeks into such hard stuff.

    Personally, I DESPISE most of the hard metal. It does little except allow people to feel self-pity (I've got a Freshman friend who tried to be "cool" by listening to painfully rough metal music and cutting herself). Of course, I do enjoy some techno stuff but at least mine has some class. Anything much harsher than moderate techno and I can't listen to it. I suppose I'm sorta the typical music snob. Classical, some higher jazz, some good modern Christian country, Iranian/Arabian pop music (actually quite a good mix of foreign/classical/techno), and some techno. I literally cringe sometimes hearing (from several feet away) the discordance of my peers' music.
     
  9. scipian

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    Another addition though. The intelligent student population at my school seems to go to great extents to conform to non-conformity. I suspect that may be a big reason why they listen to metallic and also why the intelligent tend to go far left, listen to grating music, etc. Interestingly enough, although a large plurality are self-admitted Communists or far-leftists, nearly all of them have rich, conservative parents. Goes along well with my theory of rebelling.
     
  10. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    For a long time I didn't like metal music, nor people who listened to it. I had bought into the popular association that "metal is bad," I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

    Well, while exploring my musical love, classic rock, I came across Judas Priest. Absolutely loved it. A few days later, a friend of mine popped in Iron Maiden's Powerslave; again, loved it. An amazing genre, I find the musicality behind it intriguing, and, at least in my limited exposure to it, the lyrics rather interesting.

    So basically I like metal now, at least, classic metal. :)

    EDIT: Oh, and this interest took place only after I picked up my third major.
     
  11. mdwh

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    Although it's reasonable to count metal as a subgenre of rock, surely this article is saying rock was treated separately? (It says "_other_ musical forms"). Etiher way, whilst 99% of teenagers listen to pop, r&b and rock, that certainly doesn't mean that most of them listen to metal.
     
  12. mdwh

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    But do you mean you only allow them to listen to baroque etc and you would ban them also from listening to pop? Or is it just metal?

    I too find the "wrong crowd" comment quite amusing.

    I once watched this amusing "documentary" Death Metal Murders (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_world/4457670.stm) which had people going on about the evils of Black Metal and Death Metal. The most sanest, sensible and intelligent person they interviewed was the teenage metal fan (whose parents didn't see anything wrong with it). When asked why he was into it, he said it was because the music was interesting and more complex than what you get in pop music (or something like that, I saw it a while ago).
     
  13. Kozmos

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    Try Iced Earth, it's some good American power/trash/heavy metal.

    Metal is highly appreciated by me and many other because of the skill of guitar players.
     
  14. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I've never heard of them, but I'll look them up. :goodjob:

    I guess you could say the first "metal" (that's in quotations) band I listened to was Van Halen. In the early metal bands, you can definitely see how metal was influenced by classic and punk rock.
     
  15. downtown

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    I can't vouch for metal fans, since I don't encounter them much. Professionally though, I have found that Metal Bands are the second dumbest and most unprofessional groups ('ESPECIALLY YOUNGER BANDS) in the music business, second only to perhaps Punk acts.

    They make my job a lot harder sometimes.
     
  16. Dawgphood001

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    You've gotta be kidding me.

    I really don't see why the musical preferences of someone are suddenly indicative of their overall intelligence. I listen to all manner of depraved music (This includes hip hop, metal, and just about whatever), and I was certified TAG in school, and get some pretty damn good grades.

    Take off the kaleidoscope goggles and have a look around e'rry now and then.
     
  17. Nylan

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    :lol: so true...


    As far as listeners, I've found that people of all IQ levels listen to all different types of music. The only factor that would change with different types of music (and this is not in every case) is the listener's knowledge of music or ability to play it in some form.

    The musicians of course, do have a corresponding IQ as far as I've seen ;)

    I personally find heavier metal to be unbalanced. While very technical and challenging, which I appreciate, there is a complete lack of any true vocal talent. Screaming and singing are not the same thing, and maybe I'm wrong since I haven't spent too much time in the metal scene, but Disturbed seems to be the ony band with a half decent vocalist.

    I just don't listen to it because I don't like the mood of it. Lighter metal I enjoy quite a bit. In fact, I enjoy most all genres of music, save they be pop (no talent required) or rap (not music)
     
  18. mdwh

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    There are quite a few heavier bands that mix "growly" lyrics with actual singing.

    But yes, I think in general, metal fans are more likely to care about the music as a whole (I prefer music to lyrics, and the vocals are just another instrument as far as I'm concerned), as opposed to most people who seem to mainly listen to the vocals (which is one reason why vocal led music is so popular).
     
  19. Dawgphood001

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    Yet again, ignorance.
     
  20. CCA

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    This is probably just a coincidence
     

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