Chill instead of Skill

Danny Veekens of The Find Magazine on the demise of music genres and the rise of moods and activities based music selection.

From Coffee-Table Beats: The Worrying Rise of Mood Music:

[…] ‘Chill’ seems to replace ‘Skill’ as the norm. Producers get more and more seduced–and rewarded–to shift to the hip-hop equivalent of coffee-table jazz. Easily digestible beats that are even more easily forgotten.

Thankfully not everything is lost.