Nickelback or Foo Fighters: Which Band Is Smarter? (Not So Fast…)

Deep in a study done by a guy named Andrew Powell-Morse–the same study that says pop music lyrics are being dumbed down year after year—is data that allows us to compare the intelligence of Nickelback’s lyrics to those of the Foo Fighters.

Not a fair fight, right? Foo Fighters in in a walk.

Er, no. Look at this charge created by using all the various metrics used to conduct the study.

Rock lyric intelligence

 

Confused? Let’s get this National Post article to explain it all. (Via Danny)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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