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

The Top Ten Reasons Why the 21st Century is the Best Century for Music

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

I'd like to add metal has gotten surprisingly diverse too. Lot's of modern metal bands I enjoy more than some of the classics - cjWriter1997

Funniest list items in the history of TTT. Your examples are like punch lines to jokes in Jimmy Fallon's monologue.

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

true. - AnonymousChick

2 Pop 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

I'll list some lesser known Pop, considering I find them really underrated and need more attention. In addition, they're pretty good in their own right if you ask me:

Against the Current
Connie Talbot
Christina Grimmie
Tiffany Alvord
Kurt Hugo Schnieder
Alex Goot
Sam Tsui
Shred Kelly
Tomorrow we Sail
Liza Anne
Lucy Rose
Melody's Echo Chamber
Gabrielle Aplin
Hollow Hearts
Cimorelli - CrimsonShark

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

Marilyn Manson is also amazing, despite being all controversial. - DCfnaf

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

4 More diverse sound

It's expected as there are more and more new artists emerging every day - cjWriter1997

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

You’re literally calling me out for making a list that you disagree with. Yes, the 21st Century does have a more diverse sound than the 20th Century; listen to good kid, m.A A.d city, The Powers That B, and To Be Kind in one sitting and tell me that’s not more diverse than listening to TDSOTM, OK Computer, and Sgt Peppers in one sitting. You’re just making yourself sound like a hypocrite, saying I’m arrogant for thinking the blasphemous thought that the previous century is inferior to this one in terms of music, when you sound more arrogant for shaming me on that thought, trying putting someone down for an opinion, even though their reasoning is more accurate than yours. You are an elitist, and an ignorant one as well. - Satire

The point I get is that you haven't
l istened to very much music. The music of the twentieth century-- the ENTIRE twentieth century as a whole-- is so far superior as to make any comparison a ridiculous proposition.

You're an elitist.

Also, I have listened to a lot of music, 150 or so albums in the past half year alone, including Sgt. Peppers, The Velvet Underground and Nick, and TDSOTM, three of the most lauded records of the 20th Century, along with many others. Now tell me I don’t listen to a lot of music. - Satire

5 More diverse lyrics

"A dollar might just make that lane switch that's just how I feel, now"

"I won't turn around when the penny drops
I won't stop now"

"Holding you,
Couldn't be alone,
Loving you,
Couldn't be alone
Kissing you"

All of these lyrics are amazing in their own way, and that goes to show how much more diverse the 21st Century is thanks to genres such as rap and electronic maturing. - Satire

6 Nostalgia

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

7 The 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

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

The internet was the best thing to happen to music in my opinion - cjWriter1997

Should speak for itself, to be honest. - Satire

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

Feel bad for the bands that were thrown in this genre as they really didn't deserve the bad reputation.

Deftones and System of a Down are mainly the two that come to mind as they really did stand out better than the rest. - cjWriter1997

Evanescence really got better when they ditched the nu metal sound in all honesty. - DCfnaf

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

10 JoJo Siwa has released some nice videos with great dancing

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11 Better portable music

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

Some of them - Neonco31

12 Experimentation is more frequent and less frowned upon
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