@BTB, I actually like Coke Zero better than the regular. I'll drink both, but if I have the option I'm going for Zero. Mountain Dew, on the other hand...
Most new music I'm hearing sucks. Almost all pop music sucks. Most of the new rock I get to hear sucks. I don't care about country music, techno/dance, etc. However it seems like a lot of what I hear at least out pop and rock(And some of that country pop stuff that's starting to happen) is just not that good. Not to say everything was good in any period of time, but it seems like most of the older music was composed/written with a longer lifespan, better creativity, and often better melodies and harmonies.