Best Answer: You quit looking for it, dumbass Tis the internet era and your lame radio is long dead (thank god!). There is great music today if only you'd learn how to find it then we wouldn't have to listen to such utter BS!
There is good music today, but it isn't the stuff that they play on the radio over and over again. I'm older and I like the older music much better for the most part, but every once in a while I discover musicians that are modern who I think are really good. There are a ton of new independent artists who will never get played on the radio but who have loyal followings and who tour all over the world. I think it is a matter of looking for it, and finding it once in a while. But for the most part I agree with you the new music is junk. I think a lot of that is because of the internet and because people expect their music for free today. Years ago musicians made most of their money from record sales, and today they make most of their money from merchandise sales. It takes money to buy music equipment, to hire musicians and studio time, etc - and years ago people could invest the time and money into making a good recording. Years ago not anyone could get a record deal - there was an extensive screening process. Now, anyone can upload a video to Youtube and call themselves a singer. Even if they can't sing. People can promote themselves on a large scale. There are some people who are famous more for how they look than from how good of a musician they are. I can think of a few female performers whose voice sounds like fingernails on the chalkboard, but they are so stunningly beautiful that people are more than happy to pay to see them perform live in concert. (note that I said see, not hear) . I do think that the fact that people aren't willing to pay or pay much for their music has affected the quality of the music that we listen to today greatly. When was the last time you bought an LP, a cassette, or a CD? or paid for a download, or have you been listening to a lot of free music? It makes a difference in the music you listen to. Of course I can see that why would people buy music if it is trash. It is a vicious circle.
From a music theory perspective, some of the people and groups you listed are the "crap" you're complaining about so the "problem" is you. Or rather, your concept of music appreciation.
I would guess you have no interest in big band, Appalachian folk music, Baroque or any one of a thousand other styles of music. Each and every one of which has examples of brilliance.
Music, like every other language, changes over time but the point remains the same: for the musician to communicate to, and bring out, the emotions of thier audience.
We are entering a golden age of music, where musicians and their audience are no longer tethered to or dismissed by max-profit studios and corporations and you'll miss out if you don't break out of your narrow point of veiw.
Figure out what it is you love about your favorite music and learn to recognize those things in other styles and you'll never suffer for want of "good" music, again.
Music is art. It's all subjective and it's beauty is in the ear of the beholder. I love stuff spanning from Beethoven all the way to any new music I hear on the radio today. I love music. No matter who is singing it, or what words are used or what ever instrument is playing, as long as it caresses my soul.
because of the gangsta rap culture that took over in the 90s.
I can't stand those upper class white kids who like acting gangsta, wanna be tough inner city blacks (not to be racist, I am just saying all these rich white kids are making fools of themselves).
And if you are not into that gangsta culture when you are in highschool or college, you are marked as an outcast.
i don't agree that all the music "You" obviously like and mention is great we all have different tastes, but i do agree as i believe real music fans would agree, that there are not many artists who make music because they love to and do it with meaning, rather than for financial incentive and gain,in todays world, which is ruinning music for the most part, but there will always be musicians who will go against the grain, and make real music for the most important reasons, ie because they love doing it...
It's new music that keeps me excited about the music industry. It's your job to define the genre you like then seek out new artists. I like American Jam Bands and the new music is fabulous. Of course I like the Allman Brothers, but new bands like The Revivalists, Big Something, Ghost Light, Moon Taxi, White Denim, etc. keep the Jam scene alive and vibrant.
Well technically there is really no bad or good music it's all preference and taste. Even though I'm a fan of the music you like, Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin who Rolling Stones ACDC and many others, does not mean that my choice is the right choice. And some of the new music I do like.
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Why is the music today, so utter crap?
The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Stones, Queen, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, The Clash
The list is massive, there's loads, a massive amount not even mentioned
Then, from the 1990s to present it's all gone, well...sex with the ex.
What went wrong?