In a post entitled Why Does Sir Elton Want to Kill the Net?, on the PopMatters blog Crazed by the Music, Jason Gross commented on Elton John's recent attack on the cyberworld. Gross generally agrees with rock's queen mother but takes him to task for John's assertion that the quality of music out there has fallen dramatically.
"I don’t agree with him about there only being a handful of good albums out each year. I think that’s a symbol of age and being a fogey, where you endlessly repeat 'I remember how good things were back in my day...!'”
We'd been wondering about that exact same thing until we started coming across more and more teenagers and young adults who listen almost exclusively to the likes of ‘70s classic rock, Delta blues and old-school R&B. So, when 20 year olds and 60 year olds are groovin’ to the latter’s tunes you know the current musical landscape more than sucks. Hey, hats off to the kids! Many of them were smart enough not to get caught up in mediocre, hipster crap like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Kings of Leon, etc. I'm sure many of us wish we’d been that smart.