Science Proves Rock and Metal Fans Right About Pop Music
Using an archive called the Million Song Dataset, researchers in Spain reduced pop songs from 1955 to 2010 into a series of numbers which were then analysed by a supercomputer.
After analysing the results, artificial intelligence expert Joan Serra concluded that recordings have become much louder over the years, while employing fewer combinations of musical notes.
Chart-fodder has also come to rely on a narrower set of instrument sounds as use of digital production increased over the years.
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