Overheard in the bar

“Death metal is the Pindar of modern music.”

(A Caucus and/or death metal fans: discuss.)

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Author: Anna P. Judson

Classics researcher at Cambridge

9 thoughts on “Overheard in the bar”

  1. In spite of the obvious artistic merits inherent in the obscurantist flairs of death metal, I would have to respectfully disagree. The Pindar of modern music is obviously hip-hop.

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    1. At the risk of offending fans of Pindar and/or death metal, I have to say that on the contrary I’ve always classed both in the same category of “things I do my best to avoid”; the only difference being that, unlike with Pindar, there was never much of a risk of anyone trying to make me write a dissertation on death metal.

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  2. While I think that Matt is right on so very many levels (especially that there is a distinct epinician flavour to some genres of rap), I would like to point out that it is a northern indie band, the Cribs, whose forthcoming release is titled ‘In the Belly of the Brazen Bull’ and thereby score the PIndar points.

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      1. Well I have noticed a definite inverse correlation between the strength of the rain and the number of people in the library…

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