Why metal fans are brainier

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  1. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Why metal fans are brainier | Music | guardian.co.uk

    Obviously a bit of a silly article but fairly true in my experience - anyway, the reason I wanted to share was there is one rather ironic line in there...Whoever wrote this is clearly not a metal fan, or just wanted to put in a joke for us lot.

    "What matters is that people who like the Smiths are understood to be smart while people who listen to Slayer are reckoned to be otherwise. Case shut."

    :lol::lol:
     
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    nickgray SS.org Regular

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    Really? In my experience it's the opposite :lol:
     
  3. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    It's certainly not black and white enough to deserve an article, but it has been largely my experience haha.

    But that one line cracked me up. I'd say us metal fans view the stereotypical Slayer fan as just as much of an idiot as the general public do :lol:
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    The Smiths?

    Oh, I'm so depressed!
     
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    Freezing Moon Banned

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    Metal fans are not any smarter. A lot of them are just in it for the br00talz, so the smart people are lost within a sea of poseurs. In the end, the IQ level is the same as that found in the average population.
     
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    Big Muff Pi Well-Known Member

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    These kinds of articles are hilarious. It always seems to be the same thing: Drawing false conclusions from some vague study to prove a point based on blatant stereotypes. How metalheads are "outcasts" and how this makes them super-smart. I imagine these articles appeal to people because it lets them feel some sense of superiority over others. The best part, though, is that there's always a comment in the vein of I'M 12 AND I HAVE AN IQ OF 200 AND I LISTEN TO METAL AND THIS ARTICLE IS TOTALLY TRUE NOBODY UNDERSTANDS ME
     
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    I don't think it is saying metal fans are smarter. It's just saying a disproportionate amount of smart people are metal fans. There are still a lot of fucking stupid metalheads.
     
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    Yeah I have never met a super smart metalhead or even a regular smart one. :lol:
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    You know me. I'm extremely smart, and humble, most of all very humble.

    And attractive, let us not forget attractive.
     
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    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    Well, the guy does use hard statistics to make his point. I'd be curious to see the stats based on a much larger sample.

    It does seem to be either brick dumb or very smart, from what i've seen.
     
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    Majority of the Goths I have met are usually horribly arrogant about their own intelligence. They usually think they are so much smarter and more sophisticated than everyone else because they "appreciate the beauty within darkness" and have read Victorian-era novels and poetry, as well as six books on existentialism.

    Many hipsters I have met also think that they are the smartest and most sophisticated people on Earth.

    I have yet to find a type of music or alternative subculture where the fans are on a whole smarter than average, contrary to what they want you to believe.
     
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    -42- Nothing to see here

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    This basically makes the article worth it.
     
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    its prolly cus metal takes more concentration and complexity than most music

    if you take something like techdeath, or orchestral music , they say babies get the highest iq's from experiencing that in the womb
     
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    "brainier"?
     
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    Brill sweet little lolita.

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    xD Because We have less Stupid under 18 year olds...
     
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    Necris Bonitis.

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    ^
    Wrong. :lol:
     
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    When I'm gonna have kids in the future, I will expose the first baby to nothing but classical music and AAL, I don't care what the lady thinks.

    The next child I will expose to nothing but Teenage Dream by Katy Perry, probably the simplest of all her songs.

    I will see who turns out the retard.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    Yay for experimenting on children!:lol:
     
  19. Sam MJ

    Sam MJ Tries to be helpful

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    Personally I think metal music and other more technical genres are different to other genres, simply because it has the potential to be interesting and complicated.
    you can be happy listening to it and thinking 'OH TEH BR00tz' or you can think beyond the obvious and ponder what the lyrics mean or about why it sounds the way it does and what is happening rhythmically.

    something you can't do with pop music because its all so fucking obvious :fawk:
     
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    The vast majority of metal music is not terribly complicated or technical. I have no idea why so many people try to compare metal to jazz, let alone classical, they are worlds apart.
     

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