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There is more expression of anger in songs now

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Eva Zangerle, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, said that angry words are being used more and more in music; Because music reflects the general changes in society and culture.

Professor Eva Zangerle and her colleagues analyzed 12,000 English-language songs released on the market from 1980 to 2020. At the same time, they compared the viewership of different lyrics on Genius, an online music platform.

They see that with time the lyrics have become easier and easier to understand. In addition, more emotional and personal themes are added to the song. The analysis showed a decrease in the number of different words used in songs, especially in rap and rock songs. That is, the song has now become repetitive. Researchers hypothesize that this is because the way music is enjoyed has changed. Such as the increased use of many songs as background music.


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