Day before yesterday I posted link to a YouTube video that breaks down why modern pop music sucks. Boiled down, the reason basically is that modern pp music is *very* simplistic… simple lyrics that often say next to nothing, music produced by as little as a single machine. Cookie-cutter industrial product, the result of algorithm rather than art.
Then there’s this. It might not be your cup of tea, but Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” seems to be the polar opposite of the standard modern pop song.
Compare that to this modern masterpiece, a miracle of the wordsmiths art: