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Old 03-17-09, 03:01 PM   #1
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Beethoven, good. Beyonce...bad???

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/m...cleverest.html

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Beyonce fans 'among least intelligent but Beethoven fans are cleverest'

Your taste in music reflects your intelligence with fans of Beyonce among the most stupid and Beethoven listeners the cleverest, it is claimed.

Fans of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z also ranked poorly in terms of IQ and lovers of rapper Lil' Wayne were deemed least intelligent.

The study was carried out by Virgil Griffiths, a PhD student in America, who compared students' scores in SAT exams with their favourite music acts and genres by analysing data on social networking sites.

Those who prefer indie music are most intelligent, while pop, rock and gospel fans were all ranked at the lower end of the scale.

Fans of legendary acts like Queen, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley are all around average and above when it comes to intelligence, according to Griffiths.

Radiohead, U2 and Bob Dylan all have intelligent fans, he said.

Fans of Beyonce, Timberlake and Jay-Z all tended to score below 1,000 on SAT scores, with the average being a mark of 1071 out of 1600.

Fans of Beethoven were way ahead of the rest with an average score of over 1300.

On his website, musicthatmakesyoudumb, Griffith describes the results of his study as "hilarity incarnate".

He introduces the test by saying: "I've listened to artists who after listening to I thought to myself 'Wow... loving this rubbish says a lot about someone and how much they got going on in their head'. Could one's musical tastes say something about intelligence?"
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I was just introduced to George Crumb's music today. Holy Hannah, wonder where that fits in.....
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hey neko, did you have to register to see the telegraph newspaper online from usa? my relly says she can't read the whole article
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what if i like beethoven AND Beyonce?
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I wonder if this is true for your taste in comedy too?


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What about pro~wrestling and UFC?
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what if i like beethoven AND Beyonce?
Your simultaneously a smart ass and a dumb ass????
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what if i like beethoven AND Beyonce?
Well, if you like Beethoven you are a wit!

If you like Beyonce you are witless!

Liking Beyonce and Beethoven would mean you are half a wit. Half Wit for short!

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Your simultaneously a smart ass and a dumb ass????

i think that research is pretty accurate. i love clever movies and trashy movies.
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Well, if you like Beethoven you are a wit!

If you like Beyonce you are witless!

Liking Beyonce and Beethoven would mean you are half a wit. Half Wit for short!

Only joking!!!! Only Joking!
again, the research is spot on!
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hey neko, did you have to register to see the telegraph newspaper online from usa? my relly says she can't read the whole article
Nope, not at all. But it's a really short 1p article, so maybe she thinks there's more when there isn't.
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Here's the researcher's site, with pretty graphs! Apparently he's done one for books too. For that one Lolita=good, The Holy Bible=bad.

http://musicthatmakesyoudumb.virgil.gr/
http://booksthatmakeyoudumb.virgil.gr/
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Does he track John Tesch?
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Here's the researcher's site, with pretty graphs! Apparently he's done one for books too. For that one Lolita=good, The Holy Bible=bad.

http://musicthatmakesyoudumb.virgil.gr/
http://booksthatmakeyoudumb.virgil.gr/
amen to that! this researcher is a genius
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The only thing is, a lot of people who say they like Beethoven really don't, just like a lot of folks who claim to read Proust have a library full of Stephen King. I think it would be more accurate to say "People who claim to like Beethoven, but really like AC/DC are more intelligent than those who watch American Idol." I could agree with that.

I like it all, from Queen to Vampire Weekend to Led Zeppelin to Kraftwerk toJohn Spencer Blues Explosion to Goldfrappe to The New York Dolls to Duran Duran to David Bowie to The Sea and Cake. That being said, I'd much rather have a beer with people who listen to Classic Rock than the freakin' trust~fund kids who like Indie Rock, for the most part.
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Also, I liked Destiny's Child, but then I usually like any neo~Motown girl group, especially if they are FINE.
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neko hasn't come clean about which she likes...are you dumb or dumberer
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neko hasn't come clean about which she likes...are you dumb or dumberer
I actually like a whole lot of them from that spectrum...so I am everything.
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This sample indicates there is no association of intelligence to music preference.
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That being said, I'd much rather have a beer with people who listen to Classic Rock than the freakin' trust~fund kids who like Indie Rock, for the most part.

Right on

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I must say this comes as a complete surprise. I never would have guessed it in a million years.
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i smell some reverse snobbery.plenty of people like classical amongst other genres
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I wonder if this is true for your taste in comedy too?

i am a broad church. black adder, fawlty towers...down to american pie and fart jokes
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You had me at Black Adder.
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