I think it's fair to say there have been quite a few comments on the forum about the sorry state of today's rock music and how classic rock devotees like myself can't find much new music that compares to the stuff we love from the era of the late 60's to the mid 70's.
For people like myself, that era was the golden age because it featured the high points of the British Invasion, psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues-rock, prog rock, country-rock and folk-rock.
I think it's possible that the music of that era may be making a real comeback.
Among my recent CD purhases are these albums, all released in the last few years:
Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Black Keys - El Camino
All of these are really, really good, maybe even great albums. The styles of music range through hard-rock, blues-rock, country-rock, and folk-rock. There is extremely high quality in the writing and in the musicianship. There is genuine creativity and passion.
Listening a group of albums like this all at once made the blood rush to my head and fostered the thought that maybe one of those cycles in music history is coming around-the one I've really been waiting for!