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Originally posted by JayinAR
I think people like Beethoven and Mozart ran the full gambit in nearly everything they wrote. And as Proto has pointed out, they were provided for in such a way that they could devote a GREAT DEAL of their time to working on a single piece.
Originally posted by Donny 4 million
Can you show me how the Mozart effect has influenced places like Hati, Rwanda,
Sudan, Colombia, Juarez, Israel?
Originally posted by vcwxvwligen
Who listens to white noise every day for 2 months? By "white noise," I think those researchers meant top-40 rock music.
Originally posted by jokei
On the other hand I do like listening to a lot of stuff in non-English - Tinariwen, Amadou and Mariam, Fela Kuti, Sigur Ros, some latin stuff too, when I don't understand the lyrics I really pay attention to them more and find it very interesting.
Somebody earlier mentioned things with lots of layers in and thinking of something like "The Downward Spiral" by Nine Inch Nails is a great example, each song is generally an "average" rock song, verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge etc, yet the more you listen to it, the more you here, there are so many sounds in there, each emphasising the whole and contributing, it's an amazingly dense album and one I can keep discovering newness in.
Other examples of music I find intellectually "interesting" are Tool, Dillinger Escape Plan, Don Caballero and Battles - bands that seem to read the RULEBOOK (lol) and then chuck it away - doing really off the wall stuff - oh yeah, don't forget most of Mike Pattons' projects too (Tomahawk, Mr Bungle etc).
To the guy that mentioned Cocteau Twins earlier - if you get anything buy "Garlands" it's superb.