I haven't been listening to good music for a while (long story and very boring). My kids have been exposing me to really interesting things in the last couple of years and, yeah, they're good - some are even great (particularly Rilo Kiley and Whispertown 2000). But, as we all know, music gets embedded in your soul only if you discover it on your own.
I'm still very grateful that I have people that constantly put me in touch with all the great things out there. It makes getting the exploration started a lot easier. Now that I've reawakened my interest in music, I'm totally amazed at the sounds I'm hearing.
Here are three old albums I've recently resurrected out of my collection. Man, oh man - why did I stop listening to these in the first place:
Black Celebration - Depeche Mode
Two Ring Circus - Erasure
The Whole Story - Kate Bush
And, here are the bands I'm discovering right now. I know some of them might be old news to others but they're new to me and so worth it:
Phoenix (I love, I love, I love this one)
Rock Kills Kid
Any music you want to recommend, let me know. I'm totally open to suggestions right now.