My taste for music started to decline by late 1989. By 1994, when there was hardly any top 40 music on the radio, my taste for music was nearly at rock bottom. Then in 1995, the original run of American Top 40 was cancelled, and never made it to its silver anniversary that July. Besides, 1995 was the year my taste for music was at an all-time low.
Thankfully, it slowly started to rebound before the 21st century began, and to me, thanks to an increase of upbeat music, 2002 was the best year for music since 1988.