I'm an evolving Pink Floyd fan for quite some time now and my studio album collection is still in the process of growing. Right now I've got: Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell. All of these albums are perhaps the greatest testaments to the raw emotional power of popular and rock music. I also take a look at many YouTube comments of many of these tracks because I'm also very intrigued what other people have to say to this music. Particularly on Pink Floyd there are often 4 types of comments that people make:
"Best music ever" (or variants on that phrase complimenting the song, album or band/artist).
"I'm glad I was born in this generation"
"The dislikers of this video have no soul" etc.
and finally this one, which I find the most controversial:
"Such music doesn't exist any more" or "What has happened to today's music" etc.
This is certainly not the case with only Pink Floyd but I have seen so many times that people complain about today's music not being as spiritually rich as those artists that were active in the 70s and 80s. I hardly think its fair to say that because (until he died) Bowie has releasing music that both challenges the mind and affects your heart in many unpredictable ways like "Blackstar" and "The Next Day". Besides, even some of today's pop music does have an uncanny way of affecting you in good ways for example Owl City or Stereophonics. My opinion is that only bands die out (break up, retire or members decease) but whole genres of music don't and THAT is what people who complain about modern music need to see. Even I thought that nobody today creates progressive rock music any more until Blackstar was released.
What are your opinions?