What do you think about todays music?

When you listen to the musicianship and quality of singing going into todays music compared to older music, are you shocked by how good the older music sounds in comparison? I don’t know about you but I find a lot of modern singers use some weird intonation whereby you cannot understand what words they are singing. It’s like they have grown up watching American Idol, X factor and other similar shows and now falsely believe demonstrating ‘vocal gymnastics’ trumps actually conveying the meaning of the song emotionally by connecting with the words.

I know what you mean, but I guess it can be also a stylistic choice I guess to be a mumbler or perhaps the words don’t mean anything anyway so why bother to pronounce them properly!