Plumb Lines

October 16, 2009

Censorship Remixed

Filed under: Uncategorized — Matthew Schmitz @ 11:58 pm

Carson Holloway suggests that it’s not violent or graphic lyrics, but the rhythms and melody that should cause concern for those worried about the effect of music on morals:

As I argued in the first installment of this article, however, it is time this limited debate reckons with the voices of Plato and Aristotle, who claimed that people generally and the young especially are influenced most powerfully not by the words of a song but by the music itself—the rhythm, harmony and tune.

So that means it’s okay to listen to feel-good, if not exactly PG-rated, hits like this one?

-Matthew Schmitz


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