Don't keep up with music anymore; I'm hoping that Pandora will help me change that. I grew up in late '60s and '70s. I worked for a music and video distribution company from 1983-2001, so most of the music I listened to was free stuff I got from work, and I purchased little. It was hard to justify spending money on other labels' music when I always had a bunch of still-in-the-plastic stuff "waiting." It was cool, though - I could try stuff, for instance, whose album/cd covers caught my eye; if I hated it, it went to Goodwill.
Since then, I listen to music pretty much only in the car, and, sorry to say, it's OLDIES, so I can sing. AND I'm always surfing back to NPR to avoid commercials. I watch way too much TV. I sing in a community choir (see www.angelcitychorale,org), so I also sing along with our seasonal practice cds in the car, either to help learn my part (I'm not a great music reader) or to enjoy songs from seasons past.