Re: CDs ... bloody expensive
The observation that 'most "modern" music just plain sucks' is justifiable in light of Sturgeon's revelation (sometimes called his 'law'), a comment which echos an adage from Rudyard Kipling.
Their point relevant to the claim above is that a large percentage of everything is rubbish: 'Four-fifths of everybody's work must be bad' or '90% of everything is crud'.
So yes indeed most 'modern' music sucks - whatever period you're thinking of as 'modern'.
'But the remnant is worth the trouble for its own sake', added Mr Kipling.