July 9, 2014

Titled "The Most Unwanted Song," this piece has a pretty interesting back story. The three guys who composed the piece conducted a poll to see which musical elements annoy people the most. Understanding that everyone has different tastes, they simply used the ones that were most often listed as annoying: cowboy music, accordions, bagpipes, opera, rap music, children's voices, tubas, drum machines, and advertising jingles. And by "used," I mean they took all of that stuff and mashed it together into one big composition. The result is a sonic disaster: accordions playing cowboy music, children's choirs singing commercial jingles, and opera singers rapping over drum machines and tubas. However, it makes for a great experiment and is good for a laugh. I also found that it made me analyze the aspects of western pop music and why the opinion on some of these things has changed, but that's a discussion for another day.

Got any favorite "annoying" music?

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