I figured I could make a decent list of my all-time favorites here. Just because. People like to make lists, they're annoying to click on in your recommended reading list, and, well, I love to be annoying.
All artists on this list are artists who I'd consider myself a big fan. I've istened to a large amount of their work and loved it, and might actually own some of it or go and see them in concert for more than $20, though that's unlikely. Ordering is as per my Last.FM top 50, with exceptions which are noted. Exceptions are artists that I love more than my Last.FM profile makes it out to be.
Peter Gabriel (Exception)
The Polyphonic Spree (Exception)