Well, @Jerry, I could have guessed from your Avatar pic. I wonder if you also like to listen to the fireplace guitar - I recently stumbled upon my Queen collection, and while some of it sounds cheesy with the distance of some years, I could have cried listening to some of those riffs, solos, and melodies. I actually shed a tear listening to The year of '39, and not only b/c it is the only song about relativity theory / time dilation written, played, and sung by an astrophysicist that I know of.
Well, that said, I have to admit that my choice of music is very eclectic. One of the last really great concerts I went to, however, was The Car Empire. I also like listening to their albums, but they really kick ass on stage.
Also, I sometimes enjoy listening to stuff like Matthew Herbert. Try The Mechanics of Deconstruction, with a good pair of headphones, but do not expect a mellow treat. It’s rather a trip, nothing you want to start (or end, come to think) your day with. For that, I would fall back on the Beatles, e.g., or Bach, or Jimi Hendrix, or Johnny Cash, or The Temple of Dog, or Metallica et al. ( in different flavours, e.g. Hellsongs or Apocalyptica spring to mind).
Also, I sometimes listen to stuff sung in varieties of German. Dota und die Stadtpiraten, Erdmöbel, Labrassbanda, Hannes Wader, Georg Kreisler, the early Bläck Föös, Olli Schulz und der Hund Marie, peterlicht, Mark-Uwe Kling und die Gesellschaft, Blumentopf, F4, Mono&Nikitaman, just to name a few. Eclectic, as I said.