1. An article about the resurgence of vinyl records.
“People still want objects with personality…”If it’s just a nostalgic or hipster-elitest thing, where does that leave us in 10 years? It might be the last gasp of an expiring culture before we all get sucked into the [digital] cloud.”
2. An article about the relationship between bass in music and the sensation of power.
“Experiment 1 found that music pretested to be powerful implicitly activated the construct of power in listeners. Experiments 2–4 demonstrated that power-inducing music produced three known important downstream consequences of power: abstract thinking, illusory control, and moving first. Experiments 5a and 5b […] found that music with more bass increased participants’ sense of power. This research expands our understanding of music’s influence on cognition and behavior and uncovers a novel antecedent of the sense of power.”
3. An article about the relationship between music training and educational achievement.
“People have to actually play an instrument to get smarter. They can’t just crank up the tunes on their iPod.”