These days a lot of folk and classic rock stuff like dylan, ccr, springsteen, who, stones, guthrie, johnny cash.
At the moment I'm listening to a lot of tallest man on earth stuff which is really awesome.
Still listen to a fair big of punk/hardcore stuff though. Only a hand ful of new bands in those styles though because most suck these days. Lots of 80's stuff like 7 seconds, black flag, bad brains, angry samoans, jerrys kids, necros, the clash and the like.
Also like old and new rockabilly and surf music, listen to a lot of setzer in stray cats and his orchestra.
Occasionally I listen to older rap/hip hop stuff but only a few bands. I like ultramagnetic mc's and kool keith stuff quite a bit.
I'm probably in the minority here as far as music taste.
I primarily listen to hard rock/heavy metal from the 70's through the early 90's, and all the sub-genres of it during those times, though there have been some really good bands after that, you just have to look a bit harder for them. Other than that, I still pretty much favor guitar-oriented rock music in some form or another.
how am i supposed to do this? everything is so interconnected and diverse these days. I like pretty much anything with some funk in it, ranging from house to hip hop to r an b. That's most likely my fave, but it just depends on the day.
1a. roots and late 70's/early 80's dancehall reggae
1b. 90's hip hop - bay area/new york
1c. 90's r&b/soul - neo-soul/new jack swing
2. 60s/70s - funk and soul
3. heartland rock - bob seger 4 life
4. heavy metal - tool and creed