A GROUP of leading musicologists in their late 40s have confirmed that music has gone steadily downhill since 1996.
The scientists have studied the last quarter-century of recorded music and believe there is no doubt that it has precipitously declined in quality since they were young and heard it played in nightclubs.
Professor Joseph Turner said: “We’ve double- and triple-checked these results with test subjects, all born in 1976 at the latest, and this isn’t conjecture. This is objective fact.
“It isn’t an absolute cut-off. Lots of the bands who were making music in ’96, for example Underworld who I took my first E to at a Megadog in Leicester, are still musically vital today.
“However every musical genre that’s come along after that date, any musician younger than 40 and pretty much anything produced in the last decade after I had kids, is shit. I mean it’s just noise.
“Compare that crap to DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing or Suede’s Coming Up, both of which I remember buying from HMV when I was young and gorgeous and had my whole life ahead of me, and there’s no comparison.
“Sorry. That’s just science.”