I read this article titled “Why Metal Fans Are Brainier” over coffee, compliments of Ben Woods on Facebook. Sounds to me like they’re saying that metal is the new progressive rock, which was always the preferred genre of nerds and featured some of the best musicians in rock. I have a feeling that in the 70’s and 80’s you would have found Yes and Rush and Gentle Giant on that list. And yet for some reason I find myself not looking up Mastodon or Thrice, despite my mild and very nerdish obsession with Pynchon.

Check out the article (and the comments, which are just as entertaining and reasonably point out that the conclusion reached from the study is a bit backwards).

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