There’s been talk
about how a suppressed economy (read: right now) will nurture a musical environment that is more focused on quality and musicianship. And the only example anyone seems to be able to provide to uphold this ‘theory’ is Nirvana. I suppose everyone’s conveniently forgotten ‘Everything I Do (I Do It For You)’: Bryan Adams’ 1991 hit, which American Top 40
named the best song of 1991. I remember that song; and how could any of us forget it? After all, it’s all you heard during the recessed
year of 1991.
There’s always good music and there’s always bad music. The economy may have some influence over what people buy, but not enough such that what’s really awful and accessible (and sickly palatable) will always appeal to the majority of the record-buying public.