As a musician I'm open to a variety of music.
When I watched the movie "High Fidelity" it made me think of my top five records. However, there's no real order of hierarchy: Genesis' "Lamb Lies Down" (I grew up on Gabriel fronted Genesis), Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Natural Wonder live (Stevie Wonder-I think live music is where "the rubber hits the road" as far as performance talent goes), Blue Lines (Massive Attack),
The Very Best of Tower of Power (Tower of Power--of course).
My latest kick has been in the realm of Gospel, though I'm still enticed every now and then, to go toward trip hop again.
Being a drummer I'm intrigued by original rhythms, and by the marriage of technology and the organic. And as a writer I appreciate a good lyricist. I find multigenre/style influenced music to be what music should be--sort of like Urban Dance Squad's "Bureaucrat of Flacco Street" or the Hooter's "All You Zombie's". That said, I'm a fan of Youssou N'Dour, Cheb Mami, Shankar, et al.