“There’s no good music anymore.”
It’s what I hear the most from friends and readers of my website. I must admit, I get a bit of a chuckle each time I hear it. Often times, the folks that don’t find anything to like aren’t actively searching for anything. I find that most are comfortable with the handful of classics that they know. We as a society are always growing, with our tastes changing as often as the bedsheets sometimes. Through the ages, music has been subject to continuous change, which is indicative of the people that make it. For those that are open to change and want more to like, I have a couple suggestions.
Let me first say, I don’t think there’s ever been a time in history when so much was available to the music fan. Every genre is saturated with people making music; some good, some not so good. If you are willing to take the time and the journey to find things, there are thousands of incredibly talented bands and musicians available to you.
One of the ways I find more music to listen to is to play “musical dominoes” with services like Spotify or Apple Music. I find an artist that I like, new or old, and I listen to the “related artists” or the “if you like this…” suggestions. The other way that I like to discover great new music is to go outside and find it. We are never too far away from a local music scene that has talented people that are scratching and clawing to be heard.
Go listen to them and enjoy!