Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 09, 2015

The Science Of Bad Music Playlists

What does everyone think of music recommendations? Are you discovering new artists and tracks that you really like, or are you like this guy, who quickly gets bored of everything and thinks that they don't work because suggestions are similar and predictable?

Pop music is so engineered to hit your dopamine jets that it won't sustain the rush. When the music is so predictably similar, "the dopamine response will quickly diminish. It's why people love improvisational music like jazz---it's different every time."