Why today’s pop music sucks

Last night, I was driving with my wife and a female friend of mine. My friend was adamant about us hearing some pop music “artist.”

Well, I listened to one whole pop music album. And let me tell you – today’s pop music sucks ass from dead lepers. I’ll explain why too.

You may say “well, Roman, that’s just one album.” Yes, I listen to the radio every now and then and guess what? That album’s a pretty good representation of today’s pop music.

The 80s and 90s had better pop music

No. I’m not one of those old people who think everything was better back when I was growing up. Some things were better. Some things were worse.

For instance, when I was growing up, America was considerably more racist. It’s not even close. It was also considerably more homophobic. And that’s it’s not even close.

We didn’t have the internet. It was harder to make money. Yes. I said that. Today, it’s easier than ever to make money. I’m smoking what my parents made. They didn’t have the luxuries I do.

However, they had better pop music. The stuff today is complete and utter shit. It’s made for mentally lazy people with no imagination, no originality, and people who are simply not interesting people.

Let me count the ways…

I’m not going to write a really long list of why today’s pop music sucks. I’ll just give the top reasons.

1. Autotune. The singer she had on had a nice voice. I’ll give him that. What we’ll never know is if the guy could sing on key or not.

His voice was so autotuned that he could be completely tone deaf and they would have fixed it in the studio. If you don’t realize this is a bad thing, I don’t know what to tell you. Do you know that when you step in shit, your shoes will smell bad? Yes, it’s an accurate analogy.

2. Lack of musicians. There were no musicians. No drummer. At all. Just beats some asshole DJ made for the dolt.

No guitars. No bass. You had a synth player but the synth was turned down very low so you pretty much heard the singer and the fake drums. You barely heard the synths.

Back in the 80s, we had Prince, Michael Jackson, and Madonna dominate pop music. Listen to their music. They had musicians. Today? Musicians don’t exist in pop music.

Prince himself was a phenomenal musicians. MJ and Madonna both hired some pretty good musicians for both touring and recording. And you know what? Actually play their music. You could actually hear the instruments.

Not only that, their music had musician breaks. That means, the singer spends a little bit of time shutting up and you get to hear the musicians play a little. Nowadays, singers never shut the fuck up. The song starts and it’s “blah blah blah” until the song ends.

3. No creativity. The music is predictable. It does a lot of sampling and steals a lot of parts from guess when? The 80s and the 90s. I wonder why.

Meanwhile, other pop arts are getting better

Anyways, I got things to do. I’d rather not write a thousand word essay on why today’s pop music sucks dead leper assholes. I’m pretty sure I’ve made my point.

But let me say that television is better than it’s ever been. We didn’t have these many quality shows with quality writing and quality acting growing up. There were no Game of Thrones, Westworld, Walking Dead, etc. That stuff’s superior to what I had growing up.

So it’s a serious letdown for a guy who loves music as much as I do hearing popular music sucking as much as it does today.


Roman is an artist, composer, writer, and travel junkie, and he can still throw a football

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