It's hard to explain but it holds a ton of intellectual significance. The Greeks, particularly Plato, believed their was an objective beauty that transcended human senses and was unchangable. The Form of Beauty.
Yea, the quality of music in general has drastically gone down over the last 8 years alone. I remember around 2004-2006 the average song on the radio was way better than the ones we hear today.
In fact, I've stopped listening to music on the radio because of this.
You speak the truth. Today me and my friends just went on youtube and listened to older songs all day. It was a huge trip down memory lane, so fun. Time actually went by so fast I was surprised. Before I knew it 4-5+ hours flew by lol.