Does Listening To Modern Music Damage Our Mental Health?

Latvia
January 1, 2009 2:18pm CST
I talk about pop, pop-rock, punk and such `modern music`. Songs where: "..boys come and go like season..." and "...I am not a girl, not yet a woman..." and "I kissed a girl and I liked it...". Not only lyrics are weird and hard to understand sometimes, but also music in itself is so bizarre. Hard rock where all You hear is some guy who is dying out his soul in weird sounds that comes out of his throat. So: does listening to modern music damage our mental health? Or maybe quite opposite: it improves it, by letting us to experience so many things just by listening to a person who has experienced some ache or problem, and now has recorded an album to tell about that to the whole world?
3 responses
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I don't think that any music will make you dumber and I think that at least listening to some form of music will actually make you smarter. I wouldn't say to listen to modern music like the mainstream stuff because it really is all a bunch of crap. There is much better music out there that will actually make you smarter from listening to it because it's constantly changing and it's hard to follow. In turn more technical music makes you think more to process what's going on in the song.
• Latvia
1 Jan 09
Did You mean- classical music, for example? It is changing the flow of music and is hard to follow?
@Emmapep (98)
1 Jan 09
I was a mental health worker for 5 years and I really don't think it can damage your mental health. It can definitely affect your mood, and provoke thoughts so I think it's generally good for your head. My boyfy listens to gabber nad he's alright! He's not stabbed anyone yet, lol.
• Latvia
1 Jan 09
:) about provoking some thoughts, yes...might be so...
@Galena (9123)
1 Jan 09
I don't believe of any eras music that it is harmful. music can be unpleasant to people sometimes, but in normal day to day life, not harmful