I have been listening to a lot of alternative rock or poor man's jam bands lately. What I mean by this is older stuff from O.A.R because everything after all sides is shit imo. Dave Matthews Band is up there for me too. A really good indie band that never really signed with a label is a band called Dispatch, they have kept the same sound throughout there entire run. Songs I would recommend by them are The General, Flying Horses, Two Coins, Railway, Elias, and Outloud (if you want anymore listen to their album called Gut the Van). I was raised on classic rock from the 60s to the 80s so I like alot of that music as well. I also agree with Al Shifra on listening to the lyrical rappers, J.Cole is great along with logic, but you cannot forget about biggie and Wu Tang (aint nothing to fuck with) . A lot of Kanye's early stuff is good as well and you have to throw Kid Cudi into that mix. When i play games or write papers for school I like to listen to mashups which is more EDMish, i would recommend White Panda's the pawprint or Two Friends Big Bootie Mix 13. If you would like links let me know.