Do you think music now is as good as it was 20-30 years ago?
It's hard to just lump "music" into one entity.
You can't compare the two they are both good in there own right and there are shitty songs with both!
Pop music? NO.
But my favorite music is indie/alternative rock, and there are lots of amazing modern bands in that category.
Rap has gone down the freaking drain! Gone are the days when rap told story. Now rap is about killing, f**king and bragging. That's why I listen to Smooth Jazz and call it a day. I don't really listen to any other type of music, and smooth jazz has been the same for as long as I can remember.
Some is, absolutely.
It's different. It's all subjective!
Folk, rock rap and electronic: yes
Lyrics these days suck though
Texas/Red dirt country and folk/Americana is really good now days