I just came across this article about an attempt to scientifically quantify what makes a song terrible and to create an abomination over at Wired. I think science may have finally gone to far. I can’t stop listening to it.
Komar & Melamid and David Soldier‘s list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children’s chorus and the concept of children in general (really?), Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more. It’s actually a fascinating listen, worthwhile for the opera rapping alone. (We didn’t think that was possible either.) – Wired
You can download a MP3 of this song over on Wired’s Page