I keep coming across vintage MTV videos from the glorious birth-of-MTV 80's, and enjoy nice, commercial pop music free of sociopathically narcissistic black girls, and pop singers vocoding every last bit of organic humanity out of their singing voices.
(If I wanted a singer to sound like a computer voice-synthesis
somehow I couldn't stave off the bitter-old-man-attitude when it comes to new mainstream music.I have a similar attitude. I think to myself, “man, the recording industry has been pulling off a neat trick. They’ve convinced people to buy recordings of people who can’t sing”.
As for liking the music of my parents, my dad liked Hank Williams and the Ink Spots, which never appealed to me. It has nothing to do with it being “old” music, though. I very much enjoy the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Fed Astaire, Glenn Miller, and such. I’ve also discovered that I like Edye Gorme and the Trio Los Panchos and Johnny Mathis, which my mom likes. Then of course, there’s classical, which my parents never liked but which I discovered on my own when I was 15.
Add to the above classic rock and roll, doo wop, and love songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and the best MTV 80s stuff. Oh, and let’s not forget movie soundtracks. Wonderful stuff.