A large amount of music released in recent times have many repetitive notes in and are often about things like drugs, discos, desire etc. And they are very similar to each other. I just think, aren’t people bored of this stuff already?
Could this be reflecting the way many peoples lives lacking in variation hence repetition and being centered around shallow activities? But maybe more so being about trying to numb out inner feelings with consuming music. Like that drum like rhythm that is similar in a way to hypnosis. For some music can even become an addiction even if it is a mild one. And with more music like the type I mentioned more people are influenced into such lifestyles however small the influence may be.
Since music often had more variation within it, i’m I trying to say peoples lives were more varied in the past? Perhaps not. But I would say that at least people were not so into numbing their minds going to bars all the time and doing activities that are mind numbing. I’m sure in the past more people were in touch with nature and you can see how there is much music that reflects nature.
Though I think one of the biggest problems with today’s music is perhaps though how less money is around for music. So music producers are going to concentrate on making music they know they can sell, which pop music does quite well at.
Music is best when the composer is in line with themselves but this is quite hard to do when the composer is competing for fame.
Perhaps though it is really more about those who want the music that are leading to such music being created. As long as there is demand there will always be a supply of this type of music.
But of course there is music out there with much more variety, if you look (Perhaps not too much on the music charts). Although what music you like will be ultimately down to what kind of person you are right now and so the types of music people like varies greatly between people in the same way as there is a great variety of different people in the world.