I ran out of brain bandwidth for music in the early 2000's (my early 20s)-- I had to focus on a lot of other things going on my life (marriage, career, etc). Having sold my precious '72 custom tele reissue back then, recently I finally bought an epi les paul and I need new/interesting/relevant stuff to play.
I don't want to just listen to music I listened to when I was a teenager
...so help me catch up on what I've missed in the intervening years.
Previous musical tastes lean towards alternative guitar-based rock: Radiohead (up through OK Computer), STP, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Elliott Smith, Oasis, Travis, Morphine, Sunny Day Real Estate, pre-sleazeball John Mayer, etc. I had a brief fling with Minus the Bear a few years ago, but finger-tapping isn't my cup of tea.
The music I hear in car commercials (and isn't that the most reliable indicator of popular music) hasn't been doing much for me...and whatever it is folks see in the White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, I'm not getting it.
I find the presence of gimmicky 90s cover bands to be deeply disturbing, and I don't want to end up listening to an "oldies" station in another decade. Help me enter the 21st century?