Re: British Invasion 2.0
Fair point, Wy Hung. Thanks to the increased control of record companies, rock has been moving in ever decreasing circles for a while now. Moving very slowly.
What The Beatles offer that many modern bands doesn't is outstanding melodies presented with imagination. Newer bands have the slickness, the energy, the power and the attitude but in most instances are not as strong as The Beatles in the other areas.
There's also the retro hype thing as well. When you have such a cult of personality in the media, celebrity trumps all. I expect that the quality writers whose manuscripts are ignored by publishing companies that fall over themselves to sign celebrity menoirs feel much the same as you do.