Put it like this: if you believe the dating site Tastebuds.fm, being a fan of Adele’s music might mean that “Rolling in the Deep” turns out to be a euphemism.
The site matches up users based on the kinds of music they’re into, which results in the horrifically titled “Lucky in Love” index (this is a combination of incoming messages, replies to outgoing messages and profile views.) And so it came to pass that Adele’s fans were luckiest (no, ahem, “Cold Shoulder” for them), followed by the likes of Kings of Leon (“Sex on Fire”), Arctic Monkeys (“I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”) and The Strokes (“Hard to Explain”). Unluckiest of them all: Metallica’s supporters (haven’t they already suffered enough than to have a song title relevant to their favorite act placed next to them?).
“You’re 50% more likely to get chatted up if you’re into Adele than if your favorite act is Metallica,” concluded the merciless Tastebuds survey, “which doesn’t surprise us that much, to be honest. We can put up with weepy, introspective girlfriends, but who wants a deaf, leather-clad piercing board who never takes a bath? Not us.”
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Bold words, considering that Metallica’s fans are far more likely to take umbrage with such remarks, you’d imagine, rather than the British songstress’s delicate, sensitive fanbase (this is, of course, a sweeping generalization as NewsFeed loves nothing more than to mash up “Enter Sandman” with “Chasing Pavements.” Oh, the life we lead.)
Our own highly scientific analysis concludes that having a penchant for British music might just be the way ahead. As well as the chart topper (in so many senses this year) Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Radiohead and Coldplay all make it into the top 10 (The Beatles and Pink Floyd are also in the top 20.)
So artists that British invasion enthusiasts (er, like us) blather on about might actually have some merit if you wish to woo or be wooed (or as another British band, Blur, would have it on “Song 2”: Woo-Hoo!). And at least it finally clarifies why Metallica’s black album was that color: it may match the mood of its listeners. (via Jezebel)
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