Hey Buzzfeed, guess what? There are actually plenty of artists out right now (yes, even popular ones!) that are writing beautiful music & lyrics. There were also plenty of artists back in the Beatles time that made absolutely shitty pop music, but people fail to remember them when they get all nostalgic about the “golden era” of music. Yes, the Beatles were musical gods, but as far as music in general, I honestly don’t think it is any better or any worse than it was in any other decade. And this is coming from someone who considers themselves pretty knowledgeable in all genres and decades of music. People’s tastes may change, people may get older and not be as open to new forms of music, social norms may change and music may evolve with that, but I think this method of trying to somehow ‘prove’ that music has gone to shit just makes you come across as close-minded, and I’m pretty sure that older people used to say the same thing about whatever music you listened to when you were a young person.