I have been thinking about this for a while. Now I was born in 1980 so I didnt get to listen to the radio much through the 80s but the music I have listened to since then has seemed that you would have music that all sounds the same on the same radio stations. Grunge then moved in. I heard older people complain that musicallity was down everything sounds the same cant tell one band from another yada yada yada. move down the road and you have numetal come in and whatever genre you want to call what else is out now and again by the older people we hear musicallity is down everything sounds the same yada yada yada. I have been wondering does this come from people not caring for a particular genre and anything that will fit into that genre is going to have a similar sound to it so then all the music sounds the same so i dont like it? or has music truely been in a steady decline over the years. I truly believe that people feeling the songs sound the same are not familar with the music. I know personally I can tell if metalica plays a song because I know Kirks sound I picked him out in Echobrains song the first time I heard it I was like thats Kirk playing. Same goes with Nickelback, 3 doors down, Puddle of Mud, Linkin Park Creed and many many many other bands... I am not saying i care for them but I can tell who it is by hearing it for the very first time. But yet I hear over and over again all these bands sound generic and the same and everything. What do you all think about this. Do we all just bash the music we dont care for saying it is generic and sounds the same and has no musicality? or is it all going down hill and people standards keep going down?