Re: Has main stream music passed away this generation?
When I listen to the R&B station now a days I am transported to a stripper bar for each song. Lovely.
Aside from that, I really do enjoy hearing some of the new sounds coming from the digitized productions, especially on R&B channels. I think most of the songs are produced to really sound great cranked up in a car. The lyrics are jarring, but the sounds are often really amazing. That goes for all top 40 as well. Try it out in your car and really loud. Then listen for what the producer is trying to do with the song. The producer is most certainly the one responsible for any creative aspect of top 40 stuff. Their puppets get all the credit and rarely have a smidgeon of input. Ignore the puppets.
Not so much for Johnny Cash. Put Johnny Cash on your record player and start finishing off some beers.