A closed mind is a terrible thing. Lots of great stuff is being produced today in all entertainment fields. Given the breadth of it (more is being produced than ever) if you’re willing to explore you are guaranteed to find something you like. Or you can shut your brain to the world and live a sad boring sheltered life.
Okay, maybe I exaggerated a bit. I’m sure there’s at least 1 or 2 songs in the past couple of decades that I can tolerate for a minute or so.
Seriously, I think I can count on my ten fingers the number of ‘great’ songs I’ve heard come out since the 80s. After the 80s, nearly everything about our culture took a steep nosedive.
Please don’t be so condescending... I am a musician or I was... I have played small clubs and huge arenas... I know what I like and what I do not like. There are a few modern bands that are good. I enjoy Nickleback, Audioslave and some others but I also enjoy everything from original Classic music through Swing, the Crooners, Rock and Roll, Folk, Jazz, Fusion Jazz, Blues, Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Gospel, Old Time Country and even modern Country Rock. That does not excuse the vacuous wasteland of pop music today. Pop may be entertainment... maybe for some... but much of what is sold as music today is something else entirely.
Oh and Motown... where is that kind of creativity today?
Your arse is sad and boring. I and a LOT of people I know still love listening to all the great songs of the past. How can you, in all seriousness, compare the absolute junk today to The Stones, Led Zeppelin, Allman Bros, The Band, Grateful Dead, The Who, CCR, Cream, Doobie Bros, Eagles, Doors, Moody Blues, Tull, Lynyrd Skynrd, Journey, Foreigner, on and on and on.
Yes, it is. Closing ones mind to new music is really a shame.
Many years ago I worked for a small company in which most of the employees were Baby Boomers. The only music they listened to was classic rock - thats it.
Whenever the two youngest people tried to introduce something new into the playlist at work these people would become unglued, frothing at the mouth lunatics. ( same reaction whenever politics came up - you can’t imagine how much they loved Bill Clinton )
I never understood how a group of people who experienced an entirely new style of music when they were teens could turn their backs on that approach to music. When did they just stop trying new music? Who knows but I swore I’d never do the same thing and so I’ll listen to just about anything new or a style I have never heard.
Personally, I hate classic rock. Can’t stand any of it with the exception of Pink Floyd and even then I like the later material. I walked out of a liquor store three days ago because Led Zepplin playing. Greatful Dead, Cream, Doors - can’t stand any of it.
I have been listening to a lot of electronic / chill out / ambient and trance music for some time now. Very limited amounts of lyrics if any at all. I’ve posted a few examples below.
Emancipator - When I Go
Conjure One - Into the Escape
Carbon Based Lifeforms - MOS6581
Babylon of the Occident - The Shanghai Restoration Project