The next time you have the urge to bitch and moan about how lame, boring, empty and shallow the pop music of today/the '90s/the '80s/the '70s is/was, here's what you do. You sit yourself down and have a nice long afternoon of listening to nothing but pop music from the 1940s.
You will never, ever again complain about how bad things got afterwards. This I promise you. The shit that got put out in the 1940s will reduce you to pudding, and not the delicious kind.