It seems to me that the current generation seems to dislike what I feel to be "optimistic music". I'm not just talking about lyrics, but songs that has a feeling of happiness in the music as well.
I was thinking about this while listening to an album by The Polyphonic Spree. I thought to myself that many might actually miss out on not only this band, but others as well.
Many bands/artists I enjoy have songs that I feel are optimistic. David Grey, XTC, Huey Lewis & The News, Aphex Twin, VNV Nation.. as well as many others.
What are your thoughts? Have you noticed people having this reaction, or do you yourself dislike optimistic music?