these days to find anything new and different musically you’re gonna have to search around and look for the small, unknown regional acts. All genres, be it rap, country, alt-metal, whatever, are getting too damn formula driven or elese they’re just doing what was done 15 or 20 years ago in a diferent key.
Fav new(er) bands of mine:
Evanessance: yes i know, its goth, rock, sounds like a lot of others, but Amy Lee is one of the few women in that genre, and she has a hell of a voice.
Pat Green, Corry Morrow, Robert Earl Keen, Cross Canadian Ragweed, etc,: basically the whole current Texas Music scene. The ones I listed are leading the charge so to speak, some of the best country music being made, and getting almost zero radio play, except by smaller stations. Damn shame too.
Personally, I like Outkast, the whole double solo album CD concept was fucking brilliant.