Bands and Artists are putting out albums that are just a collection of filler songs around less than a handful of singles. The music Industry has basically reinvented itself in less than a decade and has left the old guard in limbo, made room for a plethora of non-experienced musicians and dead smack in the middle are the driven few willing to adapt. All this amid a economic downturn that has impacted the industry top to bottom. Meanwhile, the attention span of the masses is dwindling faster than ever because going "Viral" and/or "Bandwagon Hopping" from trend to trend has become a hollow standard for success (for some anyways). One would think this has left very little room for artists with real substance and deep expression.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” - Victor Hugo
So my advise to any young aspiring musician/artist out there wanting to walk the road less traveled is stay true to yourself and the music its not just for you its meant to be shared with those who need a way to express