I'm a breeder and enjoy introducing my progeny to great music. And I love IMP when it throws me something I haven't heard.
This is like naming my favorite color when there are 256 million shades.
Right now? Tegan and Sara, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Sia, Iron & Wine, Pixies, White Stripes, Elliot Smith, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Liz Phair, Ben Harper, Meiko, Daniel Johnston, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, The Clash, Black Keys, Bjork, Bob Mould, Blonde Redhead, Heather Nova, Chris Isaak, The Cure, Carter Family, Bessie Smith, P-Funk, Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, Gorrilaz ... there's more, lots more.
Iron & Wine. Avett Bros., Unknown Hinson, Greg Brown