Most Talented Musicians
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Dave Grohl. Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D. Sings, Drums, Plays guitar. I think that's all that needs to be said.
He's a natural. That's talent... Talent runs through his veins.
Its rare you see this much talent as down to earth as himV1 Comment
Many people who knew Prince as merely just a talented musician with a funny name and a few big hits in the 80's haven't seen how much his songwriting and musicianship blossomed as he matured. Leaving the big record companies in the dust and carefully controlling the ownership and copyrights of his music as well as the release of his live performances kept his profile lower and it meant his new material was never on the radio. Many people haven't seen anything he's done in the last 20 years. However, anyone who has been lucky enough to catch his incredible live performances knows better. Move him up the list where he belongs, please.
Absolutely. When I saw that this list existed, the first three names I thought of were Prince, McCartney, and John Paul Jones. Kudos to those who thought of the masters like Beethoven and Mozart, though. They should probably be on more of these lists.
How is Prince not in the top 5? He plays about 27 instruments, sings, writes, composes, and produces all his music. Not only that, he is also a great icon of fashion, he writes for other artists, and he's influenced many genres of today including R&B and hip hop! His vocal knows no limits.
By far the best most talent everV5 Comments
The most lyrically talented rapper of all time. He isn't the stereotypical "drugs, money, and girls" rapper. Eminem may have been the most controversial artist over the last decade, but he treats rap as an art; a way of venting his frustrations and feelings he's dealt with during his life. Look past the violence and anger in his older songs and realize he was just venting about all he had to go through to get where he is today, and that when shady was in his prime his personal life Was a downfall. His wife cheated on him, his daughter got no privacy, and his best friend died. He wasn't angry for no reason. SlimShady Lp, Marshall Mathers Lp, The Eminem Show, Recovery. All classics. Eminem is one of the greatest artists of all time.
This is a list for musicians, this guys a wrapper/singer/songwriter. I think I'm right in saying that most of his songs are now written by ghost writers. Its not that I don't like the guy, I mean he pretty mush defined my generation, and his stuff is incredible and definitely musically important. Regardless of this however he isn't top 20 material, he's not far off, and its only because there are more than 20 better musicians. On my list he'd be like 25 and that's still high praise
Eminem is by far the most lyrically talented artist to have ever appeared in the music industry. Whether it's rhyming words that no one else can or rapping with both unimaginable speed and lyrics that talk about real life situations, he is one of a kind and will be remembered forever.
Without a doubt the most talented songwriter of all time in terms of lyrics.V4 Comments
He is considered by many to be the greatest songwriter of ALL TIME. Not to mention he played sang, played guitar, and played harmonica simultaneously. He is one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century period.
His ability to awaken thought and stir emotion with his choice of words is completely unrivalled.
Should be a lot higher on this list, IF he isn't already he will soon be considered one of the best guitarists that ever lived. His voice is completely unique, his musical arrangements, song writing ability, musical accomplishments and instrument proficiency put him at about number 10 on this list.
Matt has more talent in his pinkie finger than any of these other guys.
Matt's Talent cannot be compared to anybody's talent
No doubt in the top 5 musicians of all time.V2 Comments
He and Dave Grohl are hands down the most talented that's active today.
Guitar, drums, keyboards, sampling, rapping, screaming, singing, percussion, artist, producer, MUCH MORE
Very talented.. Breath of fresh air today..
Breathtaking skills with piano, always putting the right emotional touch in his vocals that perfectly fit with his superb songwriting and melody composition. Best of all, his live performances are second to none and consistent with quality even after all these years.
This man is a top 5 talent hands down. I'm not even a huge fan, but he could do it all. Not to mention a god on he piano and had vocals along with it.
First, singers aren't musicians are they? This list is just a "flavorists" list! Using any kind of objectivity at all, Petrucci, Myung, Rudess and Mangini, through in the former drummer as well, Portnoy! If it's hard to remember the best musicians, you can just say Dream Theater! Easy enough!
"He is the best guitarist in the world"... His melodies will be stuck in your mind for a really long time, trust me.
A guitarist who makes 20 minute long track without any repetition is under Tupac? What
Still the only one I like in this list.
Part of a trio of musicians who have excelled for five decades
One third of the best band in the galaxy
Few people can play the bass, or keyboard as good as he does.. Now how many people can you name that play them, at the same time?! As well as have one of the most recognisable voices in history... Don't even get me started on song writting.. ! Come on, vote!
"The Hit Man", between writing, producing, and playing, has over 500 million total sales, only Elvis and the Beatles sold more. Kind of like George Martin with a livelier personality.
David Foster has written some of the most beautifully, well-crafted songs over the past four decades.
He is the most talented guitarist to ever live. Plus, he can play bass and the banjo!
The greatest rapper of all time and the most passionate musician of all time. He was misunderstood by those who only saw the "thug life" side of him and not the deep and insightful poetic side. Listen to " Dear Mama", "Keep ya Head up, "Brenda's Got a Baby" or one of his many poems and see for yourself that rappers really do have talent.
Why is he so low? He revolutionized and shaped classic rock, which is the root of all greatness!
Hendrix was no doubt the greatest guitar player that the world has seen. Confused as to why he's behind "Ed Sheeran"...V1 Comment
This man is one of the greatest musicians that has ever lived. The fact that he isn't much higher is a travesty.
You should know exactly who this man is and what awesome music he made, the voice of his generation, and still some of the younger generation that still listen and apperciate good music.
Best musician and artist of all time.
Harmonica and others. He is the best and most talented musician ever!
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