yeah, i guess you look at the wrong places. there is impressive music still to be found even in 20XX.
what kind/Genre of music do you like/Dislike?
I mainly stick to classic rock, rock, reggae and alternative now since the rap scene has died since 2Pac era and Pimp C was the last notable rapper to die.
Pink Floyd, Butthole Surfers, Pearl Jam, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, The Beatles, Tool, Bob Marley, Eek-a-mouse, Black Uhuru, Toots and The Maytals, Half Pint, Weezer, Led Zeppelin, Cypress Hill, 2Pac, UGK, Jethro Tull, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice in Chains, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Live, Soundgarden, Sublime, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, , Eazy E, Rush, Fleetwood Mac, The Righteous Brothers, The Doors, etc (highlighted ones are the types of music I prefer the most)
I just copied and pasted most of the bands I listed in my profile. What I really want is something that sounds like classic rock. It just seemed that classic rock songs actually flowed nice and sounded nice than the mess we have now.
Dream Theater (i'm surprised you haven't heard of them they're pretty old, and they're still making great music, they also got very popular lately)
3 (Three, due to their name , its probably hard to find their songs )
Tv on the Radio
Damian Marley (hey if you like Bob Marley why haven't heard of his son?)
Paradise Lost (one of my personal favourites, and very underrated band outside Britain)
Jamie Woon (this guy single handedly made me go back to listening RnB .. the good R&B i mean)
Hammerfall (they're a bit like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden ... the Traditional Heavy Metal sound)
Dead Can Dance (here is one of my favourites , just give them a listen )
Down below are a bit more "Extreme" bands so they're deffo not for everyone, but they might be a new experience for people who want something different
Fields Of The Nephilim
Amon Tobin (this guy probably got a lot more popular thanks to composing Infamous's Soundtrack)
My Dying Bride
i could go on for ages, infact i myself keep discovering new bands on daily basis, and i'm actually very grateful that the mainstream is shit, otherwise i wouldn't have this wide range of music tastes, and i'm actually always open for new stuff , always listening to something new and never getting bored.