Why does most new music suck?


Ok I will have some exclusions to my statement. I'm not talking about classical or jazz. My comment is mostly pointed to rock and pop releases. Don't even get me started on rap.... I don't consider it music. I will admit that I'm an old foggy but come on, where are some talented new groups? I grew up with the Beatles, Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix etc. I sample a lot of new music and the recordings are terrible. The engineers should be fired for producing over compressed shrill garbage. The talent seems to be lost or doesn't exist. I have turned to some folk/country or blues music. It really is a sad state of affairs....Oh my god, I'm turning into my parents.
goose
What? No coffee drinkers out there? Pity. Hopefully you'll see the light before you die for the open minded, or on the other hand, hopefully not for the closed. I recently watched a reality flick about a guy who had a half million vinyl record collection. No new music. Good luck hearing each one just one time in your life.
Csontos..so what's your point?
A lot of hostility on this thread. Some notable exceptions, like Mapman. Whether or not there has been a decline in popular music, there seems to be a decline in popular civility.

I expect the responses to this post will prove my point.

Bryon
Hey Elizabeth, Ah one, ah two, champagne bubbly music. The pride of North Dakota don't yah know. Yah sure, you bet!
I think the loss of civility is the canary in the coal mine in that it is one of the symptoms of a declining civilization. History is full of the declines of empires from Easter Island to the Roman Empire to the recurring 52 year cyclic reinvention of the Mayans and their eventual unraveling.

Standards of living have been so improved that, short of nuclear annihilation, we won't see our own decline or that of others but rather a gradual realization that we have simply, and irrevocably, taken a turn for the worse.

The music that results from that is a reflection of that trend which seems to annoy us to no end. Because of this slow and bastard form of decline we will always have that tether to the past that allows us look both forward and backward.

Lest the youth aren't made aware of this tether they will continue onward into god knows what, but it won't be for the better. The loss always manifests itself culturally. Better teachers are needed but to blame poor schooling on unions is a bit of a stretch. Unionized teachers of Europe are the contributing factor to their higher achievement levels they hold over us.

All the best,
Nonoise