Cool Music for Aging Hipsters
OK, you've been a fan of indie rock and other adventurous music for most of your life. But you've reached the point where youthful aggression, callow naiveté and experimenting for experimenting's sake just doesn't cut it anymore. When it comes right down to it, you just love a good song and wonder why nobody writes them anymore — whatever happened to craft, man? What about good lyrics? A catchy hook? You want to hear rock that's done in a classic mode — not classic rock.
That's what happens when you've been around the music block long enough — you feel you've heard it all but it hasn't spoiled your thirst for good music, it's only made it harder to quench. Fortunately, there are plenty of albums on eMusic for those who are picky in all the right ways. A dozen of the best are listed below.
Remember: just because you bought your first apartment or got your first kid doesn't mean you have to start listening to Josh Groban or — horror! — Sting.