Wired has posted a story about “A Scientific Attempt To Create Most Annoying Song Ever.”
Komar & Melamid and David Soldier’s list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children’s chorus and the concept of children in general (really?), Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more.
Dr. Zoltan was not surprised to discover that the 20-minute piece in question is actually enjoyable! Particularly the sections about Wal-Mart.