First things first: you can listen to whatever music you want. Don't be pushed into listen to shit you feel like you have to listen to just because someone says it's good. For example, I'm listening to Mariah Carey this morning. Maybe I'm just dumb, stupid stupid STUPID.

Secondly: what even is intelligence? An SAT score (I don't even understand the American scores featured in this study or whatever it is masquerading as) does not necessarily denote intelligence as a whole. You'd say someone was "stupid" for constantly saying inappropriate things in a social setting, but what if this someone had an incredibly high SAT score? Exactly. Intelligence covers a wide range of things.

Or…… no, yeah, this reaction is definitely because U2 have been placed way into the "intelligent" side of the spectrum. I'M GOING TO VOMIT MY EYEBALLS AND ORGANS ALL OVER MY KEYBOARD…!!! EUHGUEHGURHGUERRGEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH~~ There.

Nevertheless it is interesting. It would be more interesting if most of the music on the chart wasn't so old and past-it and irrelevant, but whatever. Basically, the project measures the most liked bands/artists on Facebook, pairs this with SAT scores, finds correlations. Radiohead and Beethoven and Sufjan Stevens are for smart people. Beyoncé, for instance, is for dumb people. It is the brainchild of Ph.D. student Virgil Griffith, who says on his site that he wants to "create a machine that feels." Which would be super cool. For now he is doing little experiments like Musicthatmakesyoudumb, the spiritual sequel to Booksthatmakeyoudumb.

Below is a chart sorted by genre. The vertical axis means nothing. Or if this is too much science for you, why don't ya go and see what's on 405 TV?

We'll illustrate the situation for you: