Yesterday I posted a piece of the latest CBS/Vanity fair poll on music in the United States. Here's another section from the same poll, this time about the decade that most people think as had the worst music.
I don't think it's surprising that most people think this current decade leads the topic, but what is surprising is how many really believe that at 42%. The past 4 decade has its detractors as well, but with 15% in the 2000's, 13% in the 90s, 14% in the 80s and 12% in the 70s, those decades are viewed very similarly.
It's difficult to say exactly why people feel this way (which is even shared by younger listening audience members), but I suspect it might have something to do with the rise of EDM influenced songs which center more around the beat and a hook than melody and lyrics.
It would be really interesting to see how this figures are broken out by age, genre tastes, and location.