Why do we like imperfections in music?


Wherever you turn today, you are likely to see airbrushed photos and video content with perfect lighting, makeup and editing. The same quest for perfection bleeds into the music we listen to. Modern technology has allowed us to have more control of our performances and the sound of the final tracks. Digital recording and a variety of software lets us edit pitch, timing and even vibrato of our vocals and other elements of the song. But is this really what we want out of our music? No one is arguing that technological advancements have made it easier to create music, however, [...]