I disagree. I think that modern music mostly sucks, but then again, all music has mostly sucked at one time or anoter- there are the select few that we remember. I'd stick up for independent artists like Ani DiFranco and (some) of the other righteous babe artists- I'd also have to stick up for some of the newer punk bands like Good Charlotte, A Simple Plan, and whatever band does that 'swing, swing' song- No, they aren't like, Pink Floyd or anything, but they are honest and down to earth, while having some lyrical talent at the same time. How about Amy Mann, the Counting Crows? I don't know, I guess a lot of the 'modern' bands/artists I like had their heyday a while ago, in the early 90's- Jewel, Alanis Morrisette, Nirvana, Soundgarden, NIN, Blind Melon, Green Day's earlier stuff (I can't stand that poppy crap they sing now...) and so on...