Re: Talk to me about recent music.
Anything made by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the last 10 years. Some people didn't like their new album, but I found it to be an album I could listen to every single song from start to finish. Your mileage may vary.
White Stripes are pretty good, at least from what I've heard of them. Good enough to give them a try, anyways. A lot of people seem to like Jack Johnson, but I never really got into him so I can't tell for sure.