How does a person’s intelligence relate to the type of tunes they listen to?
For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions.
By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. Griffith’s latest chart reveals Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan and The Shins as other favorite bands of smart people.
Meanwhile, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé and gospel music comes in at the lower end of the spectrum — or, as Griffith puts it, is music for dumb people.