Subliminal Messaging We Appreciate – These 5 Songs Are, Surprisingly, Radically Progressive!

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Music and culture are in a constant state of reaction to each other – music charts cultural progress, and culture changes as music pushes social boundaries. In the case of these five songs, social ideas are challenged in ways we wouldn’t expect. Radical for their times in either their outright, obvious messaging, or their subtlety and trickery, each of these songs takes a stand against social constructs that ought to be challenged – and they manage do it through amazing music, something we can all appreciate.
Subliminal Messaging We Appreciate – These 5 Songs Are, Surprisingly, Radically Progressive!
Image credit: Flickr by LaertesCTB
Music and culture are in a constant state of reaction to each other – music charts cultural progress, and culture changes as music pushes social boundaries. In the case of these five songs, social ideas are challenged in ways we wouldn’t expect. Radical for their times in either their outright, obvious messaging, or their subtlety and trickery, each of these songs takes a stand against social constructs that ought to be challenged – and they manage do it through amazing music, something we can all appreciate.
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Never doubt that musicians are far more important to the social climate than we give them credit for. Music doesn’t only react to the world at large, but it serves to critique and create the environment for change. From the 60s and protest music, through to the present day with anarcho-punk, we have countless examples of music being exceedingly influential. If the British government goes so far as to warp media’s representation of musicians, they obviously are a force to be reckoned with. Luckily for us, we’ve got these five songs (indicative of far more in existence) to keep us thinking, and evolving, as the socially mindful beings that we are.

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