The Youngest Generation's Music Situation

Songsta41
With time, everything changes. Electronics, discoveries, and governments are all just a few examples of this. The popular music genres and artists are also changing, but in my opinion in a bad way. I, myself, am 13 so I know what kids think of music and the general taste. The popular music trend so far has been rock (any kind), with popular bands such as The Who, Queen, and Led Zeppelin. Over time, rock split in two directions and became more exclusively hard rock and alternative. But today, rock is nearly becoming obsolete. It's mostly Pop, Rap, and occasionally Dubstep. I think Pop is fine, but I also think that Rap and Dubstep are the worst things that have happened to music, with the acception of Eminem, who makes rap enjoyable.

Even with modern day music, I find myself saying "I love this song" a lot. As of last year, this would happen all the time. But this year, with the so-called "song" #SELFIE and many other horrible songs like Fancy by Iggy Azalea, I find myself saying "I love this song" a lot less. I still like some modern music, but I think music will never return to its former glory.

My top 5 favorite bands are Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, The Fray, and Red Hot Chili Peppers in that order. Even though they are all still around, I like them because they preserve the wonders of old rock. Pearl Jam, for example, started exclusively as a grunge band but very soon they branched out and began to make alternative music. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon also do a great job of this. Coldplay and The Fray make mostly alternative songs, but they've branched out and made some harder songs.

That's what today's generation is moving away from. I very rarely can find someone my age who knows about these bands or anything they have done. Finding someone who knows about the more famous and also great earlier bands is even harder. Young people don't even really care about music these days and the industry will die because of them. And if it doesn't, it sure will become a lot worse. No one can change someone's music taste, but if you read this, please let the younger generation know about old music and hopefully we can bring rock and roll back to life.

*Everything I stated in this post is opinionated, so if you don't agree with something I said, I'm not at all saying I'm right, so just leave a comment telling me what you think. Thank you for reading this and let's save music!

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People have now become "active trenders" instead of becoming music lovers, especially the younger generation. They pretend to love the song that's present on MTV, the radio or the Billboard's top ten. And why would they love these songs, ? 'because everybody in the school loves them (only because it is hugely marketed on TVs and Radios). So it's cool to be a part of the trending music and the major music lover ("active trenders") group. Music of various Metal artists, electronic artists, and various rock artists don't get the recognition 'because they are rarely featured on the radio or the MTV. Nor are they put up on the BillBoards (which only contains cheesy Pop and non-sensical Rap songs). Also people (of the younger generation) go after the looks of their favorite Pop stars. That's why they look more like fashion models and less like music artists. Can't blame the younger generation for this! - Kiteretsunu

That trend started in the '50s and '60s, when musicians and politicians, among others, became about more than music and politics. Partially because of television, these people had an "image". Elvis is a good example of a musician who had an "image" and JFK is a good example of a politician who had an "image". And people began to idolize these celebrities. It suddenly wasn't about the music, but about the people making it. - visitor

There's A LOT of new rock bands and music that are legit. You just need to find it.
Yours truly a girl who lives off of new Indie music - happyhappyjoyjoy

The sad thing is that I'm 14 and I know so many bands it's hard to believe that a 14 year old knows who Rush, Radiohead, and even Strawberry Alarm Clock. And I also love prog. I'm going to be 15 in a month, but that doesn't change the fact that I might as well be the only person from this generation who knows what you are talking about ( there are others just like me... On this website! ) that's why I'm becoming a " music missionary" to have people more aware of great bands so there will be no ignorance what so ever. - MusicalPony

I'm 12 years old and I hate today's popular music. I love more cleaner and classic music like The Beatles, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, even some heavy metal like Metallica, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Opeth, and Iron Maiden. - visitor

"i was born in the wrong generation" - purpleyoshi98

Right on, man! We shall save modern music! - visitor

Wow I made this post so long ago, my top 5 favorite bands are drastically different now - Songsta41

For me, my favorite time in music was 1998-2007. Even though the greatest songs came from the 60s to the 90s, modern 2000s music in the radio was actually great! Grunge, RnB, and some alt and hard rock were still played on the radio! Oh I miss those good old days. I'm 15 now, and I loved metal and rock music for all I care, and I also love some songs from other genres. Some mainstream songs are still good, but that's a very big rarity. Go to rock/metal websites like Loudwire if you are looking for some great music. You want the old ones? Sure! They're pretty easy to find! I accept music in general, and there still are some pop/rap songs that I hate, but I still acknowledge that there's talent in it and it's still music. While I remain open-minded, I still have these strong opinions against crappy "singers" like Justin Bieber and others. If you want to see my rage, feast upon my rant series. I release all my anger over those "musicians" on those rants. - visitor

For me, my favorite time in music was 1998-2007. Even though the greatest songs came from the 60s to the 90s, modern 2000s music in the radio was actually great! Grunge, RnB, and some alt and hard rock were still played on the radio! Oh I miss those good old days. I'm 15 now, and I loved metal and rock music for all I care, and I also love some songs from other genres. Some mainstream songs are still good, but that's a very big rarity. Go to rock/metal websites like Loudwire if you are looking for some great music. You want the old ones? Sure! They're pretty easy to find! I accept music in general, and there still are some pop/rap songs that I hate, but I still acknowledge that there's talent in it and it's still music. While I remain open-minded, I still have these strong opinions against crappy "singers" like Justin Bieber and others. If you want to see my rage, feast upon my rant series. I release all my anger over those "musicians" on those rants. - visitor

You say rock music is not popular anymore?
Fun fact: the motorhead album "bad magic" is number 1 in 3 countries right now. - gemcloben

But do you personally know any kid who even knew the album existed? - Songsta41

Well, my friend said he is going to see them live, so... And also, book of souls in also number 1 in 3 counties. - gemcloben

Well I guess you have cooler friends than I do - Songsta41

Hmm…This post is quite interesting. To be honest I like pop and rap and electronic more than rock and metal. I don't listen to people like JB, but I'd pick him over any metal band anyday. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

"anyone who doesn't like metal music is crazy" - purpleyoshi98

I totally agree with this post and I can totally relate. Do you know how frustrating it is to have the gym teachers and the art teachers play the exact same pop music playlists every day? I don't care if it makes you look "hip" or not. The songs usually suck and if anything they make you even lamer than what yo had intended. - Anonymousxcxc

Does anyone legitimately think "Watch Me" is a great song? No, they just like it because everyone likes it for whatever reason at all. NTM, that garbage song has more likes on YouTube than "Bohemian Rhapsody". Are you for real? - DCfnaf

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