I wouldn’t even say it is that hard anymore. The Internet makes it pretty easy to find stuff you’re into, and plenty of genres of music and bands have dedicated communities online. All you have to do is Google “Best [genre] albums of [year]” and you’ll get a list of sites that have such rankings, if not a list of albums right on the search page. And, of course, Spotify, YouTube, and Soundcloud make a lot of music easily and cheaply accessible with Pandora and Spotify acting as good ways to discover music based on tastes.
Based on all of that, I don’t really see the point in complaining about modern music. Do I enjoy what comes on over grocery store radio? Generally, I’m not a huge fan. However, most of the modern music I listen to is still to my tastes because I, well, listen to music I like rather than look for reasons to rant about the music I don’t.