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What Makes Music Sound Commercial?

Almost everyone knows the experience of hearing a song for the first time and knowing it’s about to take over the world. This episode interrogates the idea of the hit record, and whether it’s a matter of collective psychology, indelible memory, both, or neither.


Almost everyone knows the experience of hearing a song for the first time and knowing it’s about to take over the world. This episode interrogates the idea of the hit record, and whether it’s a matter of collective psychology, indelible memory, both, or neither.

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