I have to agree that your generation and before had some of the best music. However, the 90s werent that bad, but that's about when it all went to shit. I'd say about '98 was the exact year, when the whole pop artists and boy bands came out, then it all just became about the image. Sure the 80s was more image too, but they had musical talent.
I watch classic rock music videos or live concerts and notice that some of the best musicians weren't attractive at all, but they had talent and that's all that mattered. Nowadays, you have to reflect an agenda(Billie Elish, with the refuse to be sexy feminist position, even though her music sucks) or have certain body measurements that are grossly extreme(like Nicki Minaj or Cardi B) and dance around shaking their ass and rapping. Or the men have to have a bad boy image or be sensitive. One extreme or another. If music was still based off the actual music, rather than image, there'd probably be a lot more enjoyable music through out the generations.