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  • At the risk of sounding like an old crock, worse. I am not saying there are not some nice ones, and I am not out of touch. I am a vocalist, and will sing anything that is good and has a great melody or message. It's getting harder to find these. I have 2 daughters, 19 and 23, and they play the latest stuff. The younger one listens to dance stuff, which is as interesting as most disco tracks were when I was her age...not. You can't sing it. (AT least with the dance tracks of the 70s there were a lot of singable ones) The elder one has a wide love of music, but prefers the 80s to the present. The songs are just not singable these days. They are not meant to be. They are meant to be churned out, used up and forgotten. I feel sorry for the younger kids. What are they going to remember of the music they liked, when they are 20 years older? We used to copy down the words off the radio and learn them straight away, perform them as soon as we could. We had enormous repertoires of songs. My 19yo can sing all sorts of stuff from the 70s and 80s, too, but she doesn't sing her own era's stuff. Because, in the main, you can't sing it. I'm not saying there aren't some nice songs, but, as I said, they are getting fewer and fewer. Excellence in songwriting is not being encouraged by the big companies. I DO love the singer songwriters that have turned up recently, like John Mayer, Jack Johnson etc. You can sing that stuff. It's got meaning.
  • Much worse. This is why so many clubs still play 80's music. Rap is unlistenable to me. Some hip-hop is tolerable (Nappy Roots is the only group that I can actually say that I like from this genre.) There are a few good newer groups. Rasputina, White Stripes, Dropkick Murphys.
  • beeter than 30 , not than 20
  • As a lover of ALL different types of music, (except Rap and R&B LoL) I would say it's neither better nor worse, but different!
  • Well, being older, I think the music was better 30 yeas ago.
  • It's just different. All music is good. There are some types I don't like, but that doesn't mean it isn't good - Just not for me.
  • I like all music if it fits my eclectic taste. Mostly ranging from the 70's to the 90's but I like alot of new stuff too.
  • Good music is good, whether it's from today or 30 years ago.
  • Better. You just have to look for it. Now as far as whats on the radio I would say that before it was better because everything is so bland today. But there are so many options from where to get good music today. I really think there is better music, but it's just hidden.
  • I no longer know who is who. I can't speak for other genres but in R & B is terrible. There hasn't been one singer who has established himself/herself as a dominating force and last long in that particular genre. All I hear is a lot of for-no-reason screaming and yelling and winning about nothing. I really miss the days of Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Patti LaBelle, Sam Cook, Marvin Gaye, Teddy P. Jeffry Osborn, Peabo Brison, Whitney Houston, Aretha, Luther Vandross, Rigina Bell, Boys II Man, Al Green, The Wispers, Roberta Flack, James Imgrams and the list goes on and on. That's when people used to sing-- I mean really sing.

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