#1
I find myself listening to more and more Alternative Rock-ish music lately.

Recommend some bands for me, I already enjoy:
Our Lady Peace
Dave Matthews
Radiohead
Dissonance is Bliss


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#3
try the stickied essentials list.
most of the stuff on there is pretty accessible and the stuff that isn't is worth working on until it clicks.
#4
Decemberists
Neutral Milk Hotel
Mew
Dismemberment Plan
The Pixies
Minus the Bear
Beulah
Andrew Bird
Eels
Any band on Elephant 6 is worth listening to.