A new study by SeatSmart puts popular music under the microscope and takes a look at the lyrical intelligence of different artists and genres over the past decade. The results are interesting, although maybe not very surprising: lyric intelligence is dropping.
The study revealed some unexpected results, too. For example, this study found that country music is the most “intelligent” and Nickelback is among the top-ranking when it comes to “sophistication.”
This is all to be taken with a grain of salt, since there are many factors that go into intelligence, but check out some of the results below, and read more about how the study was done at SeatSmart.