>Peak Oil and Peak Music?


Going back to Infosnack’s mission statement of finding interesting data and commenting on it, here’s a great graph.  Correlation does not imply causation, or does it?  Did the decline in US lower 48 oil production really cause a decline in the quality of rock music?

Hat tip to Overthinking It, the blog that takes pop culture and then analyzes the crap out of it.  They’ve got a great write-up over there about how the Rolling Stone top 500 list tends to reward early music rather than the best in the genre.  He cites Green Day’s Dookie as an example.  Now, I like me some Dookie, but compared to most of the stuff on the list I would say the list has it right.

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1 Response to >Peak Oil and Peak Music?

  1. Mark says:

    >Even more amazing is that the Moody Blues released the song “Peak Hour” in 1967, which is right between the peaks of ‘best songs’ and ‘oil production’.Were they predicting the decline in music and Peak Oil, forty years ago? Who knows!?

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