I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry: What Is The Loneliest Music Genre of All?

If you could pick the loneliest music genre of all, what would be some of options: would it be blues or jazz? How about shoegaze. What makes a song lonely and can music bring us closer together even if we are listening on our own. 

In this episode, we hear from experts:

Robbie Kowal, a DJ, who held the first silent disco in America.

Lisa Christiansen, a music journalist and reporter at the CBC.

Steve Wide, a radio announcer, in Melbourne, Australia and a fan of shoegaze.

Geoff Luck, CEO at Hyperlive, senior researcher of music perception, cognition and computational analysis at University of Jyväskylä 

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