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Published on June 7th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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“Why modern music is so awful.”

If it hasn’t happened already, at some point in your life you will wonder what happened to music. “Why is today’s music so bad? What’s wrong with kids these days.”

Totally natural. It’s the cycle of life. Every generation hates the music of the generation that comes after them. Every generation has a biological right to believe that the music of its youth is the greatest music of all time. It’s been this way for centuries.

But hang on. Maybe today’s music is shit. And this video explains why. (Thanks to Jeff for the link.)




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6 Responses to “Why modern music is so awful.”

  1. David says:

    I had a brief discussion about this with someone. He maintained that people are comfortable with todays shitty music and don’t want change. I’m betting people do, the silent majority, if packaged in the right way

    • Kevin says:

      I am people. And, I would love to see change. Today’s music is horrible, and mastered way to loud. Listen to any of it on an audio system worth anything and you just cringe.

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  3. Greg says:

    It all sounds the same these days and record companies can’t risk loosing = same crappy music. They’re sticking to what works. The timbre has fallen cause everything is produced on a computer. A real instrument like a Fender goes out of business cause you can get the same guitar sounds from a computer. Why bother playing a real instrument? Now that record stores are gone, at some point small instrument retailers will go too. As Rush foretold in 2112, “What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it gives forth a sound. It’s got wires that vibrate, and give music. What can this thing be that I found?”

  4. Erik says:

    Why does everything have to be Rap what happened to rock and roll or good pop music from the 80s and 90s

  5. Hazel Morúa says:

    IAM 19 and todays music is all the same repetitive shit.

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