Waarom nare muziek prettig is

De Britse krant The Daily Telegraph meldde eergisteren:

Intelligent teenagers often listen to heavy metal music to cope with the pressures associated with being talented, according to research. The results of a study of more than 1,000 of the brightest five per cent of young people will come as relief to parents whose offspring, usually long-haired, are devotees of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and their musical descendants. Researchers found that, far from being a sign of delinquency and poor academic ability, many adolescent “metalheads” are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with the stresses and strains of being gifted social outsiders. [..] Participants said they appreciated the complex and sometimes political themes of heavy metal music more than perhaps the average pop song. It has a tendency to worry adults a bit but I think it is just a cathartic thing. It does not indicate problems.

Die stelling heb ik zelf al ‘s verdedigd, hoewel ik ‘t toen over aanzienlijk viezere muziek had dan AC/DC (yuk). Doe mij maar Godflesh en Nine Inch Nails. Veel. Iemand zou er een t-shirt van moeten maken: ‘We like NIN because we’re fucking brillant.’