Post 1990 rock that I think holds up for the “good old days” are gone set.
Cock Rock- Death From Above 1979 Your a Woman I’m a Machine
Japanese mind-fuckity Goodness that makes you go go “Holy Shit”- Boris any album will do, but Akuma No Uta and Amplifier Workshop are my faves.
All round guitary goodness- Eagles of Death Metal Peace Love Death Metal
Springsteen just out of rehab rock- The Hold Steady especially Seperation Sunday
Classic rock throwback- Kings of Leon Youth and Young Manhood
Spacey Guitars with hardly any of those silly words to get in the way- Mogwai especially Come On Die Young
Creepy Moody and yet somehow bombastic- A Place To Bury Strangers album of the same killer name
Itunes lovingly catagorizes as drug music- Suntan Send You Home
More cock rock- Witch Witch has a Sabbath vibe to me…but others might disagree, guitar wise at least
Chick with a throat bliistering howl that might not fit this category but worth a mention- Yeah Yeah Yeahs Forever To Tell