17: Is Pop Music Getting Dumber?

Is there any song stupider than "Moves Like Jagger," or subtly smarter than "Don't You Want Me"? Is Taylor Swift lyrically lazy? And what the hell is "Cheerleader"?

We're joined by acclaimed podcaster Travis of Plain Zero fame to discuss a recent study of lyrical intelligence and whether pop music is generally getting dumber over the years.][

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Lyrics Intelligence in Popular Music: A Ten-Year Analysis