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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

02.28 - New Music Box publishes article by Isaac Schankler

Sounds Heard: Anatomy of a Truth-Bender
February 28, 2012 / By

Sounds Heard: Anatomy of a Truth-BenderIt’s easy to understand the appeal of an article like the Wall Street Journal‘s “Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker,” which purports to explain why Adele’s hit song “Someone Like You” makes people cry. Unfortunately, the article is marred by a number of scientific, musical, and aesthetic misconceptions, some glaring and some more subtle.