Because people are getting more stupid? Because people's taste in quality music is degrading? You may say i'm judgmental, but why is is that more rapper/s hip hop aritists need autotune and other audiotory special effects to sound good? Why do they need some sort of special synthesizer to get rhythyms or tunes? What happened to plain old electric guitar or guitar for that matter? We don't popular groups like Simon and Garfunkel anymore. People these days will listen to any sh*t they hear on the radio. Wait, they don't even know what a radio is. And yes there is some truth behind the fact that Rap and Hip Hop is not "proper culture". Not saying it doesn't produce good songs. But they never produce GREAT songs.
And that's exactly what they said about the Beatles.
I really hope this is a lame attempt at trolling. The only other option is insane ignorance.
To people that seriously like to bitch about <insert trendy genre> and compare it to the dusty old sh*t they listen to... give it a rest. It doesn't make you look smart or cultured. It's just the same argument being rehashed. Music isn't getting worse, people aren't getting dumber, it was always commercial
Also hiphop is so much richer and deeper as a culture than what's on the billboard. But I guess you're ignorant to that if you don't bother to look for it and content with getting fed bland pop songs and powerballads on your 80's/90's continuous hitsFM... or, like some others here, mindlessly sticking to those one or two genres you have based your whole persona on. Me, I'm more of a world is my oyster kinda guy, I like any genre that produces music that's interesting, fun or otherwise memorable.
EDIT: .... and it seems to me the last time rock music was able to be truly interesting, fun or memorable was in the 90's. Since then it's been one bland corporate throwback band after another. Most bands out there right now are completely manufactured and so goddamn overproduced, it actually makes electronic music seem more direct and raw. All the good bands just do something that was already done before.
EDIT2: Just stop listening to any crap that's spoonfed over the radio or mtv and look for good music. You'll find great, quality music in literally any genre, just like Rockstar does for their stations. All you are being now is mindless drones hating on other mindless drones for being a little more mindless.
Edited by theworldfamous, 21 October 2013 - 08:17 PM.