My husband points out that it’s easy to go back through all the music from other decades and cherry pick out the best stuff, but honestly, there’s very little music being made now that can compare to stuff from the 60’s and 70’s.
Can anything really hold a candle to Lou Reed, David Bowie, Queen, Iggy Pop, or The Kinks? Janis Joplin?
I can only think of two newer artists that are pretty great: Jack White and The Black Keys. They are actual song writers, and they play their own instruments.
Probably I just shouldn’t look to the radio for inspiration.
Funny thing is, I was born in the 70s, so my “coming of age” music should really be the late 80s and 90s. Some of it was pretty great. I liked Nirvana. Foo Fighters. Alanis Morrisette was awesome.
New music I like some of it, but you know, I can’t think of much that matches the rawness and the sincerity of many artists of the 70s. It almost seems like most music since then just keeps recycling what they did. Very little original sound being made now.
I just can’t deal with Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, and how country music sounds these days. I like Adele, but I don’t know if she’s really projecting more than a great voice. Is she original?
I suppose it makes me seem like a curmudgeon, but really. There’s no substance to this crap. Almost no one plays any instruments. Half of them couldn’t sing without electrical support. None of the women wear pants. None of it feels like there’s a message, or even some sincere feeling. 4 months ago