You think it does, huh?
I know that most of you who says this is refering to what is played on the radio, but did you really think it through before you uttered those words? Did you search throroughly in every genre and place(both online and locally) after something to enjoy when it comes to music? Did you check out all of the local conserts, festivals etc for your musical pleasure? Did you dig into the underground of sub-subgenres? Bands and artist which only got as much fans as they all could be gathered on the stage where said band/artist is playing?
I bet you haven't. And if you think you have, just keep on searching. Sooner or later you'll find something that will blow your mind. Literally(no, it's called FIGURATIVELY).
I know by experience that it's easier to be an lazy ass and just complain than actually actively do stuff, but believe me, work usually pays off. Start searching, and you'll be finding. Because lets be honest, what's on the radio rarely, if ever, comes with good music(I know that's an opinion, and fuck you for pointing that out... or wait, did I just do it? Fuck... ).
Don't know where to search? Let me give you a few suggestions:
> Spotify - Even if it's flooded with adds and crappy stuff when you have a free account, it still have plenty of good stuff on it for a cheap bastard like us. And the layout is pretty neat. A good place for those who are content with the more known stuff, and doesn't feel the need to go underground.
> Youtube - You can find more or less anything on youtube, including music( *grasps* ). Seriously though, the only things that you won't find here are stuff that hasn't been released yet. Just don't look at the comment section if you don't want to get brain damage.
> Bandcamp - This is my personal favourite when it comes to finding new music. If you're into buying physical albums(CDs, LPs, even cassettes), this is the place, since you buy directly from the band/artist, directly supporting them! And plenty of new albums in all kinds of genres is added daily. It's a site for music-lovers, that's for sure.
> Soundcloud - Don't know much about it myself, but the few times I've been there have been pleasant. Surely someone more knowledgable will inform us in the comments below about this site?
> Google - Only trolls doesn't know about this search engine.
Don't know what genres there are out there?
> Pop - Can both mean "popular" or a repetitititive genre often played on your radio(Mr. Opinion strikes again). Contain subgenres such as: Alternative pop, indie pop, synth pop, bubblegum pop, j-pop and plenty of more.
> Classical Music - A genre which you've probably heard of in your art class(or whatever you call it in your country), which is mostly contained of(correct me if I'm wrong) orchestral symphonies, lacking vocals, and is one of the more complex kind of music out there.
> Rock - A not too unnoticed genre by the common man, and some people think they're hipsters for listening on some semi-mainstream rock bands. But if you wipe off the dirt on your glasses(and get a laser operation on your eyes), you might find that it contains more than just a handful of bands. Contains subgenres such as: Rock 'n' roll, progressive rock, glam rock, hard rock, gothic rock and plenty of more.
> Hip hop/Rap - Eminem is one of the(if not the) most known from hip hop. Another genre that has a few artists that has been played on the radio. But as everything else, the iceberg thingie. Contains subgenres such as: Experimental hip hop, horrorcore, political hip hop, freestyle rap and plenty of more.
> Folk Music - A genre which sometimes uses unique instruments which no one can enunciate. It's probably from this genre you'll listen to someone singing in a language you don't understand. Probably one of the oldest genres out there.
> Jazz - A complex genre which probably have a small place in every town around earth. And it would probably take you a long time before you understand it. Contain subgenres such as: Avant-garde jazz, chamber jazz, neo-bop, soul jazz and plenty of more.
> Electronic Music - A genre which has existed for longer that maybe one might believe. Contain subgenres such as: Industrial music, techno, trance and plenty of more.
> Metal - Even though some might consider this a subgenre of rock and/or blues, I suggest otherwise. With the plethora of subgenres it has, together with the much heavier sound it has compared to the earlier two, I believe that today it can stand on its own legs as an independent genre. Contain subgenres such as: Death metal, black metal, doom metal, metalcore(suck on that, elitists), thrash metal and plenty of more.
> Punk - Most people think of tomahawks and Green Day when they hear it, but that's like thinking about suggar when someone mentions "cake" or "candy". Contain subgenres such as: Crust punk, garage punk, hardcore punk, skate punk and plenty of more.
And there's much more than these genres and subgenres out there, but that's up to you to explore.
Why I posted this is partly because I think it's both irritating, and a bit stupid, for people to announce that today's music suck, and partly because I saw a video where Countblagorath discussed this( www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSLOxN…
). After watching that video I felt the need to spread the message about that music can never die, only one's care for actually trying to do find something for their liking.
tl;dr - It's not new music that sucks, it's just you who're lazy to search for what you might enjoy.