Considering rap/hip-hop (i.e. pretty much the ONLY type of music there is that I really don't like at all -- sorry, I don't give a shit about lyrics; I need melody, harmony, varied musical textures, etc.) seems to be the most prominent genre these days, it's probably little wonder. Other genres like jazz and country have become highly watered down ('redneck pop' would be a more apt term for the latter these days
). Most R&B has become almost too overtly sexual for my comfort. Rock is still mostly spinning its wheels (Jack White remains one of the few major voices... and even his sound remains deeply rooted in the past). And pop has never been more synthetic and disposable. I suppose there's little wonder I don't listen to very many post-80s groups.