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[ Other – Music ] Open Question : Why don’t people realize this???

Everyone says that “today’s music” is trash, and say it as fact, and do not realize this doesn’t have anything to do with the music; just them trying to look cool, or being old
“The Beatles are not merely awful; they are so unbelievably, horribly, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art that they qualify as crowned heads of anti-music.” — Boston Globe

“Welfare workers tell us that never in the history of our land have there been such immoral conditions among our young people. The blame is laid on jazz music and its evil influence on the young people of today.” Ladies Home Journal, 1922, on jazz

“The effect which the writings of Beethoven have had on the art must, I fear, be considered as injurious. (…) [M]usic is no longer intended to soothe, to delight, to ‘wrap the senses in Elysium’; it is absorbed in one principle—to astonish.” — Letter to Editor in the Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review, 1827

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