Someone I know was emailing me about music being DEAD, really unoriginal and uninspired.
There are ALWAYS people making good music somewhere, maybe not in the Top Ten, but they are out there. But so much of what we run into is REALLY a rehash of something from before - people inspired and emulating their third-generation rock heroes, withou much change or newness.
It seems like there ought to be some serious movement towards uniqueness or weirdness. I was listening to Peter Gabriel's '80s albums (now TWENTY years old!) and they are far closer to the genius and experimental nature of the Beatles hit records of the '60s... They are weird and cool and original - he made his own kind of music.
Talking Heads "Remain in Light" - another one from the era; very original to this day...