My friends have informed me that I am incredibly out of touch because I recognized maybe three of the songs on Rock Band. I told them that I knew this already and didn't see it as much of a problem, but they insist I would be a better person if I would get a clue when it comes to modern music. The problem is that I can't listen to the radio, except NPR. The commercials, the DJs and the wading through the crap to get to the good stuff on commercial radio stations is too annoying and too much work. So, I ask you, reader, what should I listen to? Here's what's on my Walkman (which I like, btw):
Lots of classic rock (Aerosmith, CCR, Queen)
Lots of 80s (Bananarama, Bangles, Madonna, Huey Lewis)
Some alt-country (Wilco, BR549)
Every album ever by Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Led Zeppelin)
The only tracks I would consider "current" are about four by Bowling for Soup and one each by the Killers and the Foo Fighters.
Also, Regan already pretty much did this, but with books, so I'm ripping her off again.