Also, individual personality differences related to hostility were assessed and controlled.
The study also included songs with humorous lyrics to see how humor interacted with violent song lyrics and aggressive thoughts.
The roaring guitars of Wilco’s ‘At Least That’s What You Said’ may say as much as the tune’s lyrics, which are minimal and somewhat vague — although not so vague that you can’t figure out what going on.
But it’s those ferocious guitars, which rage harder than pretty much any Wilco song before or after, that really tell the story.
Popular music is present almost everywhere, and it is easily available through the radio, various recordings, the Internet, and new technologies, allowing adolescents to hear it in diverse settings and situations, alone or shared with friends.