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You guys who say there's no good music since 19XX are saying the same thing your Mom and Dad said. I mean, you get that, right?
Yet, if we look at the Billboard top 100 for 1959 (the year of your Coltrane example), we see a TON of mediocre crap. http://billboardtop100of.com/1959-2/In fact, Coltrane didn't even make the top 100 of 1959. My point is not that there isn't crappy, mediocre music in 2020. My point is that MOST music is crap throughout all history. Every year. Year in and year out. Crap, crap, crap. 90% is just mediocre crap. In my estimation, only about 9% of music is good and only 1% is great. But only the good and great survive, so when we look back it's skewed by this survivorship bias for the very best music of the time while we forget about the 90% of crap.Then, we look around today and observe that 90% of music is crap. And then falsely conclude that music is worse now than in the past. It's not. We're just really bad at judging history accurately.I should note that the exact same phenomenon happens with movies too.
Yet, if we look at the Billboard top 100 for 1959 (the year of your Coltrane example), we see a TON of mediocre crap. http://billboardtop100of.com/1959-2/In fact, Coltrane didn't even make the top 100 of 1959.
My Mom really liked "Mares Eat Oats" by The Andrews Sisters.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkGhg4Q77hk
In the top 50 [Billboard top 100 for 1959] -Bobby Darin, the Fleetwoods, the song Sleepwalk, Ritchie Valens, Platters, Coasters, Everly Brothers, Drifters, Elvis, Dinah Washington and Ray Charles. ....I love most of that music. Music that I picked up this year - Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Bobby Darin, the Buckinghams and several doo-wop collections, US hits before the British invasion - love my Freddy Cannon!
Yes the market is geared mostly to a wealthy crowd as that is where the money is mostly. There are many inexpensive components and systems that come very close to the big buck items. Just need to know what brands and synergy of such. Have fun listening.
It's not about the cost, the young shit music listeners are not interested in high end, their shit music doesn't require high end to play it.
Current generation growing up with shit music, people from the previous generation try to follow and not making it.
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