In 2009 I think it was X-factor always won the Christmas number 1 spot 4 years in a row in the UK but then people had enough of it and rallied together and got rage against the machine: killing in the name for the number 1 at Christmas and for that rage done a free gig in London in 2010.
Nope. I honestly can't stand people who think that "music is about the message". Music for music's sake.
Also, there's so much music out there that you could listen to individual tracks of something good, constantly, until the day you die and never get a repeat. It's a matter of being proactive. YouTube is your friend. If you're into harder stuff use metal-archives.com
This forum is also great for recommendations too. When's the last time you even saw someone mention Beiber here? His star is fading fast even in the mainstream though. Just keep away from the pop radio stations if you don't like it. It's that easy.
If you exclude Justin Bieber, pop's not even that bad these days. I had much harder time digesting pop 10 years ago then I have today. And I'm 10 years older, so my toleracne for shit should be getting lower, yet I don't have a problem with Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, David Guetta, Sia, Kesha and such.. It's not that I enjoy them, but they don't make me smash the radio.
It won't happen. It's been what, 20 years now since the last proper musical rebellion? Major labels don't need to take the risk because they're making enough money with the same manufactured stuff, from their perspective there's no reason to take chances on different types of musicians.
Maybe not a rebellion per se. Every era has their faces. Kurt Cobain said in an interview in 1993 that he was scared of what music would be like 20 years from now. Bill Corgan has done interviews about this topic as well. How music is almost not as big of a deal anymore. No kidding. As someone who has over 1500 CDs I don't even listen to the radio anymore. I live in iPod land. There is just no identity with music today. Not expecting Elvis, Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Zeppelin, Springsteen, Clash, U2, Nirvana/Seattle scene, etc but I just wish rock and roll at least was a bigger deal.
"I am the devil himself, and all of you, stupid, mindless people fell for it". ~