Yeah, but Ry Cooders incredible mandolin playing on the Stones version of Love in Vain is incredible, and in all due repects, along with the incredible arrangement and musicianship, elevates it to a different level.
Many people surpirse me with that "ah the shit that kids listen to is crap " rhetoric. I think they are missing some of the incredible diveristy of stuff that kids are listening too. Maybe not all kids, i dont wanna hear some of that stuff, but hey , when you old dudes had the stones ( haha i can only kinda say that ) you also had the bay city rollers and a whold bunch of shit that was bogus.
As always , the pop shit that gets on your nerves is gonna be a bit crap. But somewhere a 15 year old is listening to something different, something new, and its grooving. And im pretty sure it aint top 40.