Usually after some senseless mass murder there is the blame game.

Sometimes the tabloids flick through the record collection of the murderers and find their darkest records. We often see the likes of Marilyn Manson and Rammstein blamed for all kinds of crimes because of somebodies ipod.

The depressing mass murder in Norway has so far not been blamed on any musicians. Is this because the murderer himself was listening to ‘X Factor music’ during his senseless slaughter of children in Norway.

In his ‘manifesto’ he also listed the following as his favourite music..

“Vocal elektronika (vocal trance) but also classical music and pop. Armin van Buuren, John O’Callaghan, Marcus Shossow with vocals like Audrey Gallagher, Emma Hewitt, Sarah Howells, Sheryl Dean, Helene Bøksle, Saga etc. I also appreciate classical music. Opera: Wagner, Verdi, Mozart.”

All very mainstream- electronic music in general is very popular in Norway, and none of his selections (other than, of course, Wilhelm Richard Wagner) reveal overt political or social affiliations.

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