Having grown up through the 60's and 70's, I still love the Classic Rock stuff. But, now as I find myself "around 50ish", I find it peaceful and relaxing to listen to the music that was always in the back-ground of my youth. I'm not sure that my parents played this type of music, but somehow, it's somewhere in the deep recesses of my memory. I find myself singing along.
When I purchased a cottage in Northern Michigan in the mid-90's, there was a local radio station that played the "standards", Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nate King-Cole, Mel Torme, etc. I found it peaceful to have the music in the background while lazing on my patio with a Manhattan and looking out at the lake. It soon became know as "cottage music" and people that would visit would comment, mostly positivly. As I started buying CD's like the ones played on my "Cottage Music Station", and listening in the car, my kids started singing along too. It's interesting that the "classic standards" are still enjoyable to todays youth. (I'm not saying it's their choice of music, but they don't complain either)
I find this style easier to listen to sometmes while at work too. Smooooth baby.
I still listen to Frampton, Who, Pink Floyd, Zeplin, and the like, but when I need to relax.... it's "cottage music".
I have a few "stations" and tend to bounce between them depending on the mood. "Classic Rock" is the old High School style, "Adult Rock" is a bit more on the Contemporary side.
So I remain versital in my likes.
Hope if you tune in. Enjoy!