I've said it before and I'll say it again. Good music stands the test of time. Terrible music doesn't. It's not fair to compare because we really won't ever hear about or remember the terrible/forgetable records from eighteen years ago.
Yet, modern stuff, such as All Gold Everything, is in everyone's face currently. So it's easy for people to make the claim.
Let's talk about Brian Austin Green's One Stop Carnival album. Anyone?
Youtube has forever changed the genre. It makes everything so much more accessible. There's more music out, especially in this genre, than ever before. There's a lot of terrible music, as expected. But that shouldn't discredit the massive group of people still properly representing the genre.
And Cromedome laughed at me when I credited Kendrick Lamar as being a "great" modern artist, so I wouldn't agree with him. Not even partially