By the way, this is where it always hits me: there's a huge amount of good music being made. Lots of good acts/bands. And still, people come and say "today's music is shit". I think the opposite. I think we're living one of the most amazing times for music. Bands are breaking through the ties of big record labels, independent music is alive and doing well, it's never been easier (and cheaper) to record songs by yourself in your house, and distribution via internet is just unbelievable. These are great times for music, probably the best so far.
Seriously, would rather take some mediocre band today than some "great" or "important" band people jock from the 90's or 80's. So much quality music coming out now, its ridiculous.