I sometimes hate it when people say “Oh, today’s music is awful! Music from the (insert any decade before 90’s) was better!”
Don’t get me wrong, I find today’s music annoying and repetitive. But I’m not gonna go around and criticize it.
Here’s the thing though. EVERY generation before you has said that and it will never end.
Let’s take Jazz for an example. When Jazz started becoming popular in America, many people were disgusted by it. Some even said that Jazz will be the end of civilization as we know it.
"Oh, this Jazz is awful! Music from the 1890s was better!"
By the 40’s and 50’s, Jazz became more accepted and regarded as an art form. Then, Rock n’ Roll bursted out thanks to Elvis.
"Oh, this rock and roll is awful! Can’t we get back more SOPHISTICATED music like Jazz!?"
In 1964, The Beatles introduced a more blended sound of rock and pop thanks to an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show
"Oh, The Beatles is awful! What ever happened to GOOD rock and roll! like Elvis?" - My grandmother actually said this back when The Beatles first appeared.
You can trace this trend of “being against modern music in favor of older music” all the way back to Mozart and Beethoven’s time.
So, if you think you’re being so original by denouncing today’s music, just be aware that in the future there will probably be music so bad that you’ll back on today and think “Hey…I guess Kanye West wasn’t THAT bad…”