Top 10 Reasons Why the 21st Century is the Best Century for Music

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1Rock and rap are just as good, if not better, than they've ever been

Kid A, A Moon Shaped Pool, To Pimp A Butterfly, Madvillainy, To Be Kind; All are albums that have been ranked among the best of the 21st Century, and among the greatest of all time. The Dark Side of the Moon and The Velvet Underground & Nico have nothing to those albums in terms of pure quality, in my opinion. Although I still like both. - Satire

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2Pop has arguably gotten better

Pop isn't all Justin Bieber (who is now deserving of his recognition and is not talentless as some elitists claim he is) or Taylor Swift. There's better pop artists than The Beach Boys and The Beatles even today (The Weeknd, Bon Iver, etc.), so think twice before calling pop worthless due to songs you hear on the radio. - Satire

3People are less offended by shock acts such as Marilyn Manson

And people rarely say that metal is the devil's music anymore. People have grown used to shock acts, therefore, people are less prone to prevent others from listening to them. - Satire

4More diverse sound

Take a look at Kid A by Radiohead. Then take a look at A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead. Take a look at Untrue by Burial, then take a look at American Idiot by Green Day.

I think you get my point. - Satire

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6Nostalgia

Due to the legacy/popularity they have, bands such as The Beatles and Nirvana are pretty popular among teenagers and adolescents today. This allows for the legacy to essentially carry on. Kind of a nice touch. - Satire

7The Digital Age

Thanks to streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube, music from half a century ago can be played with ease. This confuses me as to why teens say they were born in the wrong generation. Grow up. - Satire

8Better chance for musicians to get exposure due to Soundcloud, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Should speak for itself, to be honest. - Satire

9Nu-metal has received a bad reputation come the turn of the century

Rightfully so, because it's a pretentious, angsty, whiny genre for middle schoolers. If a band as famous in nu-metal as Linkin Park can make a legend like Rakim sound horrendous, it definitely has problems. - Satire

10Better portable music

MP3 players, phones, Bluetooth speakers, etc. - Satire

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11Experimentation is more frequent and less frowned upon

This is the best list I've seen in some time. For a guy who calls himself Satire, this list can actually be taken seriously. - WonkeyDude98

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1. Rock and rap are just as good, if not better, than they've ever been
2. Pop has arguably gotten better
3. People are less offended by shock acts such as Marilyn Manson
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