I know I haven’t been the only one to notice that music and especially lyrics have grown worse over the years. Well, I found an article with concrete evidence! It is true! And guess what? It’s also a little controversial which is what Outlet does: tackle things that some people don’t want to hear. I found the article on Anonymous’s website (which carries its own implications but this article is common sense enough that it can be trusted) and I have the original link and an excerpt of the article below. Credit to Anonymous and theantimedia.org for this article.
Original Post: How Popular Music’s Lyrics Perpetuate American Idiocy
“So how did this happen and why is it getting even worse? For the sake of brevity, this is a systemic issue being reinforced across the board by pandemic anti-intellectualism. Some have argued there is no harm in a bit of mindless distraction, but this is incontrovertibly false. When just six corporations control 90% of the media, and 80% of radio stations have identical playlists, mindless content isn’t a choice — it’s a virtual mandate. In this self-propelled cycle of banality, the conglomerates dictate content to be promoted by radio, which in turn pushes it endlessly, creating a false perception that what is being played is due to listener demand. But this insidious marketing ploy is more akin to kidnapping and is every bit as dangerous.”
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