I think the most terrible thing about modern music is the overreliance on technology that allows the musically incompetant to sound good. I'm talking about MIDI, programable keyboards, etc.
The worst is techno and dance music which is programmed note for note, and once programed, you hit "PLAY" and there you go.
In my mind, music is music. Computer programing is computer programing. Music should require musical skill, which includes the ability to actually play an instrument, a good ear, and a sense of rhythm. With programing, you don't need any one of these. You can program at any speed you want and the computer controls the rhythm and tempo, and you can program one-fingered. The computer will warn you if you are playing off-key.
If you cannot sing worth a damn, a computer can correct your voice. Remember Cher?
It used to be that in order to make it in the music business, you must spend at least a decade on practice, practice, practice. In fact, most professional musicians practiced so much they ended up flunking out of school, because they were playing 15 hours/day. Now, you buy a keyboard, read the instruction manual, and spend a couple of weeks learning how to use it, you can be a star. That cheapens the whole industry.
Let's start a grass-roots campaign to protest the declination of music. How do we do it? Insist that the Grammy's differentiate between music and computer-aided "sounds"? Beat up anyone we see listening to that sh&t? What do we do?