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The Most Unwanted Song

I love Dinosaur Comics because sometimes it reminds me of things that are awesome! For example, Monday's Comic reminded me of something amazing known as "The Most Unwanted Song". I looked all over google (and by "all over" I mean I searched for the wrong thing for about three minutes) but I could not find a link. LUCKILY, I am not the only awesome person and several other people have heard of the Most Unwanted Song too! So in today's comic, it was discussed, including a handy link to the song! HOORAY!!

HERE'S THE DEAL WITH IT: These Russian dudes, Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid, are artists. in 1995ish, they set about to discover with absolute certainty the Most Wanted and Unwanted Paintings of various countries. They did this through the power of the survey. The results are here (and they are awesome).

LATER, they went about doing the same thing for music. About 500 people filled out the survey intended to discover the Most Wanted and Unwanted Music, and then they went on to record the results. And oh my goodness, the results are incredible.

The Most Wanted Music is unspeakably boring and not worth mention.

HOWEVER. The Most Unwanted Music is this 22-minute epic, a rambling experiment in testing people's patience, featuring an opera singer rapping about life in the old west and philosophy (sometimes in German!), with interludes from bagpipes, accordions, and choruses of children singing about Holidays and Wal*Mart. Sometimes she's just singing one word, throwing the pitches all over the scale and seriously abusing known ideas about melody. Other times, there is no singing at all, just a tirade of orchestral horror, imagine a kindergarten class let loose in a room full of every instrument imaginable. AND THEN, the whole thing ends with this simultaneously inspirational and depressing group sing, led by an overzealous political enthusiast with a megaphone.

THE WHOLE THING IS AVAILABLE TO LISTEN TO FOR FREE ON THE INTERNET. WHAT I'M SAYING HERE IS, LISTEN TO IT IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.
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