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Changed Perception of Good Music

The music of a generation describes the culture and sentiment of people living in that era. While the music of yesteryear depicts delightful songs with meaningful lyrics and a spectacular display of talent, the hit music of today is considered unimaginative and crude, particularly punk rock.

For example, the number-one song in 1966 was "Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel. The song reveals raw human emotion through its lyrics. In stark contrast, the most popular song in 2008 was "Low" by Flo-Rida. The lyrics of the song are nonsensical and even degrade the value of women.

A person's choice of music describes his or her character. Since many people embrace the type of music that gives too much reference on sex, drugs, alcohol, and celebrity gossip, this shows that today's standard of what makes great music has significantly lowered.


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Comments

bestwriter wrote on July 27, 2014, 6:18 AM

Nothing like old numbers. They stay with you for keeps.

allen0187 wrote on July 28, 2014, 12:11 AM

The music scene today is a joke. We have nothing but those senseless lyrics that are accompanied by auto-tune. Gone are the days of intelligent lyrics accompanied by a lush aural backdrop.

FourWalls wrote on July 30, 2014, 3:47 PM

You're correct. That's why I haven't listened to commercial or mainstream music in 30 years. When I worked in radio we called it "LCD," or "lowest common denominator." That's what commercial music is aimed at...a rather derogatory term if you think about it. I'll stick with songs by artists who aren't afraid to use polysyllabic words in their lyrics.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 21, 2015, 8:22 PM

I like all kinds of music. I do hope you return here to read and interact with the many posts.