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.