|I just used a "Simpsons," meme a few posts ago, but this is too perfect.
Oh, and Fergie can burn in the Hell for taking the Black Eyed Peas and essentially turning them from an interesting independent Rap group to producing tons of pop-slosh. Also, Lorde is simply annoying, Calvin Harris makes dumb faux-house songs, Desiigner is pretty bad, Sia sounds like an animal howling in pain, and...you know what, I'll just stop here right now because otherwise this post may never end with me discussing all of today's popular music I can't stand.
assortment of albums with good stuff recently, I enjoy Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande can be fun, Ed Sheeran is pleasant, J. Cole is decent, that, "ISPY," song by a new artist named Kyle is delightful, Miley Cyrus has a legitimately good voice when she isn't trying to just be shocking, and I of course am a humongous fan of Kendrick Lamar (plus, I keep praying for a new OutKast album, someday). Maybe I am not a cranky old man and I'm just more picky about my music than when I was younger and liked stuff that now in retrospect maybe kind of sucked (but I wouldn't admit it then)?
Yeah, I'm not out-of-touch, I'm truthfully just well-aware of what is good and what is bad, I have strong opinions and oh dear God I'm sounding just like a crotchety elder who yells at kids to get off his lawn before complaining to anyone who will listen (or pretend to listen) that back in my day popular-culture was good. Then again, maybe back then popular-culture was better, today's stuff just sucks, right? Damn-it, I just sound like an old man again, dab-nabbit.
There is currently new music that in fact is awful, and new music that is good. Depending on a lot of stuff a person's reactions to music will vary. That is the objective fact of the matter, and I now realize everything else is just purely subjective and down to life experiences, personal tastes, and yes, my age. I both am and am not a cranky old man just as you youth both are and are not mindless consumers who buy whatever crap the big companies shovel at you and claim is edgy and good (don't get mad, I said you are and aren't). There is no way I can win at this just as there is no way I can lose, we all just have different tastes. I feel better about all this now, actually. Oh, and get the Hell off my lawn.