I'm really sick and tired of one aspect of modern pop music: the lack of drum fills.
Is it from the scourge of drum machines? Are real drummers emulating simplistic drum-machine drumming?
I have no idea.
Perhaps it's because drum fills might make the music too exciting and put less focus on the singer?
Who knows. But it's clear that the lack of drum fills makes the music more boring. It's like a deliberate bland-ing of rock 'n roll.