I can't stand the majority of music put out nowadays. I probably couldn't name a single song of any of the current musicians that most people listen to. Whenever I'm driving, I have the station set to SiriusXM The Bridge, which is 1970s soft rock and folk music. I'd rather listen to a horrible singer singing their heart out than overproduced audibly pleasing autotune. The only recent bands/artists I've found that I like are Ray LaMontagne and Dawes. I usually listen to Warren Zevon, The Band, Gram Parsons, Sandy Denny, Tom Waits and other similar groups. Pretty much anything folk, roots rock or blues is what I'm going to be listening to.
This one probably isn't as unpopular on the internet as it is elsewhere, but I cannot stand rap music. I just don't get the appeal of it, but to each their own.
Have you listened to Bon Iver? You may find them interesting and a good listen from modern music makers. I know people who have similar taste to you, who have enjoyed their music a lot more than the rest.
I don't know if it's unpopular, but the influx of mockney cockney female/male singers whispering the lyrics to a classic song on car adverts or other similar things actually angers me.
The fact that Ed Sheeran is enjoyed by people who have never heard of somebody like Jeff Buckley or Elliot Smith also angers me. It's not hard to open your ears and try something new but so many people don't.
Again, I don't know if this is unpopular but there is way too much easily-accessible music out there today. No matter what the song is I can listen to it in a matter of seconds. Long gone are the days of searching for a record or rushing out to buy something.
There is also way too much music out there. There are bands from everywhere doing everything, and whereas this has always been the case, with the internet it has increased to an extent that on many websites you cannot discuss music without somebody whoring their own material out.
NME magazine should be slaughtered. Even musicians know how much of a joke they are now. I mean, they have their bands of the months but will always go back to their familiarity. I don't mind that they are massive marks for bands like Oasis, but having Liam or Noel or the band on the cover for about 5 issues running was shocking, especially as they gave the new album a 6 out of 10 and gave Take That's new release an 8.