Originally Posted by IDDrummer
I understand your point, but the discussion (and the study, as I read it) were about pop music.
Sure, there is good stuff out there too. But that wasn't the point, really. The point was that pop(ular) music has grown increasingly homogenous. And loud.
To some extent I would say that 'Popular' music has but this isn't anything new. Disco was a similar experience and I would say that a lot of the 1980s were dominated by 'Pop' that sounded much the same. The 'current' complaint probably started in the 1990s. I'm 24 and I find most modern chart music difficult to differentiate from late 90s 'Pop'.
On the other hand, sometimes interesting songs become popular:
Ok, the lyric is fairly asinine but there's some interesting things going on. The melody is vaguely Phil Collins-esque (in the good way) and the instrumentation is totally off the wall. The video is great. There are gems out there.
Watch the album charts, too. Those are often much more interesting.