Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Even The Kids Today Think Modern Music Sucks.
One of the arguments that many people have made concerning an
alternative explanation for the decline in music sales is that today's
music just isn't that good. A lot of people shrugged that off, though,
as being typical snobbery of people who always think the music of their
generation was better than the crap on the radio today. Well, now it
seems that even many of today's kids are agreeing that music from decades past was much better than what's on the radio these days - and part of how they're figuring that out is by experimenting with such "classic" songs by downloading them online. . . [Techdirt]
Of course I'm prejudiced, but it seems to me that most of what we hear
in music today has been done before, many times, and better. But it
seems some kids agree. My teenager listens to almost no modern music;
his favorite bands are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Pink Floyd,
The Who, Jethro Tull--most of whom I listened to and enjoyed when I was
a teenager. So, hey, Mr. Record Company Executive, it isn't just P2P
file-sharing that's affecting your record sales--it's the lousy music.
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