Scientists reveal ‘truth’ about modern music.
The unsurprising realities of modern music’s bland and similar nature, is scientifically proven.
Joan Serra of the Spanish National Research Council, who led the study published in the Scientific Reports journal, said: "We found evidence of a progressive homogenisation of the musical discourse.
"The diversity of transitions between note combinations – roughly speaking chords plus melodies – has consistently diminished in the past 50 years.
"An old tune could perfectly sound novel and fashionable, provided that it consisted of common harmonic progressions, changed the instrumentation, and increased the average loudness.
The study was the first to conduct a large-scale measurement of "intrinsic loudness", or the volume a song is recorded at, which determines how loud it will sound compared with other songs at a particular setting on an amplifier.
It appeared to support long-standing claims that the music industry is engaged in a "loudness war" in which volumes are gradually being increased.
It seems our elders are always right.