Kids who listen to songs about sex are more likely to have sex, warns a new study published by Pediatrics. But all the attention on lyrics is covering a much deeper issue, says Carson Holloway. The author of All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics offers a compelling explanation of what drives the industry to ever more extreme levels of sex and violence. Most critics and admirers of pop and rock remain oblivious to the influential power of the music itself, but Holloway explains why we must start taking music seriously.
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