honestly i listen to such a wide range of music that there is little for anyone to be surprised by. i dont think anyone scrolls through my itunes and is shocked that i have justin bieber to massive attack to limp bizkit to ace of base to pulp in there.
what i listen to is largely a result of two things: what i take the time to seek out and listen to, or who is touring in my area that i want to check out to see if i would like to see live.
I don't typically listen to harder music, but I've always had a soft spot for both Coheed and Cambria and At The Drive-In. "Cosmonaut" by ATDI is one of my favorite songs ever, and I'd pledge serious devotion to several C&C albums. I don't know why those two bands, since my favorite bands are more along the lines of Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab, The Weakerthans, etc.
I wouldn't really say any of the stuff I listen to is "out of place" - I just have a taste that's all over the map in most cases. But, if we're talking not in the usual genres of music I listen to - some of the classical and piano based stuff, like Evgeny Kissin, is probably up there.