Monday, November 5, 2007

Rolling Stone's Almost-Impossible Music Trivia Quiz

I dare any of you so-called music fans to dive into the murky waters of what Rolling Stone calls its "Almost-Impossible" Rock & Roll Quiz. Let me tell you, from someone who considers himself a knowledgeable scholar of that ignominious genre, this one is a doozy. I scored a 51, which apparently means I'm an "expert" and that I "know (my) Bowie from (my) Bambaataa," and yet I hardly feel reassured of my pop music mastery. Every now and then I hit a question that just made my brain freeze with absent-minded horror, like the proverbial student who knows he would totally be acing the final if only he'd bothered to study the night before. The questions are quite humorous on the whole, although the questions they came up with for the 2000s will tell you a lot about what Rolling Stone thinks is the canonical music of our current decade.

7 comments:

yoggoth said...

I got a 34. This totally messes up the placement of my Number Three LE.

Little Earl said...

Stole your thunder, no? Just re-post it above mine, silly.

yoggoth said...

I'll show you silly.

Little Earl said...

I also made a couple of edits to yours but I didn't think you'd mind. It did get me wondering, though: what would happen if we were both editing the same post at the same time?

Schrödinger's Penguin said...

I somehow ended up with a 12...

Which makes me still smarter than Bush. Whoopee!

You people scare me.

herr zrbo said...

Question #44 - "Fictitious Seattle grudge band" I presume they mean "grunge band"?

Question #45 - How does he arrive at 10:15pm? 6:15am +38 hours = 8:15pm, subtract 2 for the time change = 6:15pm, is my math wrong?

I scored a 27.

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