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Having loved This Is Your Brain on Music, I was excited about The World in Six Songs. Sadly, it was pretty meh. The book was light on science and heavy on speculation with lots of referencing of specific songs just relying your familiarity with them to get the point across. There were too many spans of personal anecdote, interjections of artists' general opinions, and quotations of lyrics without much analysis. The arranging into six songs itself is strained and questionable, doing things like lumping heavy metal and such under Friendship songs on the argument that they help define subcultures. I'm now reading, "Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation," which is much more what I'd hoped Six Songs would be.  

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