Essay on The Effects of Explicit Music
For years, popular music has involved pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and the negative effects of explicit music has outraged society. There is a fine line that divides vulgarity from artistic expression. Whatever the motive behind the explicitness of popular music, it has many negative consequences on our society and therefore should be stopped.
One reason why the popular music should be less explicit is because this may trigger feelings of aggression. Daniel Levitin, a prominent American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician, and writer (2006) claims, “As a tool for arousing feelings and emotions, music is better than language.” It is likely that music with …show more content…
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