I'm not disputing that there is good music today. Of course, there is. However, I do think there are time periods where art flourishes (Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, etc.) and other eras where the amount of artistic profundity is less. I don't believe it's possible to really say one era was qualitatively better than another (it's fine to like one era over another though). I do think it's possible to identify when an era is in full artistic bloom (those judgments are subject to error though).The point is that there's been "good music today" throughout my five decades of life, but self-appointed serious-music-people can't seem to find anything to like until it's 20-30-40 years old, from the era when literally everything on radio was high art or something.