I Am Right, You Are Wrong

An Explanation Of Why Your Taste In Music Is The Worst


Led Zepplin at the Three Image Club in Miami, Florida, February 15, 1969.

       The Bee Gees, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Metallica, etc. Their music as well as many others continually prove their undeniable superiority to the music of now. I, unlike the majority of people today, do not like to settle for simply a decent melody supported by no substance or meaning. I am not trying to make enemies of all of the modern pop music enthusiasts who are reading this article. As for those reading who agree with me, sick, I am glad you are here. For those of you not reading this article, what the heck are you doing? Though it is not my wish to offend anyone, I have never been one to bite my tongue when it comes to my opinion. With that being said, I have been a music lover for as long as I can remember. I always listened to my parents’ favorites from when they were my age. For my mom it was always Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith. For my dad it was The Beach Boys and The Temptations. Regardless of the genre or the decade it was love at first sight for me. I am not going to say that I have never enjoyed a modern pop song. Of course that would be a lie. Modern pop is unarguably catchy and remains entrenched in your brain. You hear it and the next thing you know, you find yourself subconsciously humming the tune to “Old Town Road” for the next week. While I do not harbor a deep hatred towards pop music, for the most part it is not my cup of tea. With a few exceptions it can be said that most modern pop contains the same basic four chords. Newer songs lack the same creativity that older music contains. They all have the same messages; I’m in love, I’m heartbroken, I don’t need you, but I do need you. It is redundant and boring. Older music brings new ideas, new melodies, new energy and some pretty wicked guitar solos. There are of course exceptions for both sides, and it must be understood that these are just my opinions. Everyone’s tastes in music are different. My spinach smoothie may be someone else’s chocolate milkshake. Above all else, I encourage you to expose yourself to different kinds of music. Music is ever-changing and complex; it makes you happy and sad but in the best way possible. It can lead you places you never thought you would go.