Don't confuse the music industry being in shambles with saying "today's music sucks." In fact, I gave examples of some outstanding bands that materialized after 2005 but can't seem to garner the music industry's attention despite insane amounts of talent. This isn't necessarily new, but it seems harder than ever to get around what's being shoveled toward consumers these days due to the homogenization of radio and virtual elimination of A&R departments.
There is a lot of good music out there (regardless of what genre you like). You could once find much of it passively by spinning the FM dial. Now an active search is required, although things like Spotify, Pandora and Last.FM are helpful tools. The internet itself is both good and bad. It provides an alternate avenue for artists who fall through the music industry's considerable cracks, but it also allows anyone with a guitar and a soundcloud account to muddy the signal with their noise.
Urbz can fix this, though.