Do you think music now is as good as it was 20-30 years ago?
Pop music? NO.
But my favorite music is indie/alternative rock, and there are lots of amazing modern bands in that category.
Texas/Red dirt country and folk/Americana is really good now days
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.
You can't compare the two they are both good in there own right and there are shitty songs with both!
Folk, rock rap and electronic: yes
Lyrics these days suck though
Some is, absolutely.
It's hard to just lump "music" into one entity.
It's different. It's all subjective!