CowboyNeal from the why-stuff-sucks dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers created an artificial music market of 14,341 participants split into two groups to pick music from unknown musicians. In one group, the individuals had only song titles and band names to go on. The individuals in the other group saw how others had rated the songs. Turns out popularity bred popularity, which explains why there's so much crap on the radio."
"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in
-- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970