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    Avila, gizmo59, Dave in Northridge

    I'm very much a child of the 60's; popular music from that era is what I still mainly listen to, with the addition of a very limited amount of stuff from the 70's and 80's and next to  nothing after that. Apart from Sarah McLachlan I can think of a popular artist of the last 20 years whose work is especially captivating other than very occasionally.

    I've always wondered why that should be. My presumption in part was that it was simply a generational thing; I was now on the back end of the same divide that separated my taste in music from my parents' taste. And yet it seems to me more than simply that. It's not that I necessarily don't respect contemporary music (okay some, but earlier eras certainly turned out plenty of crap as well), it's that I don't really get the point of most of it. To me it's not compelling and memorable to the point where I'd be inclined to listen to it repeatedly.

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