Top Ten Music Artists Who Take You to Another Place
The Top Ten
1 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.
To the dark side of the moon, perhaps? - PetSounds
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2 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
Riders on the Storm, The Crystal Ship, and Light My Fire will all do the trick. - PetSounds
3 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
Strawberry Fields Forever is the epitome of escape music. - PetSounds
4 The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
They'll take you down to Kokomo, of course. But I'd rather escape to the "home on the range" described in Cabinessence. - PetSounds
5 The Byrds
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
Listening to Mr. Tambourine Man is rather like taking a musical shower. Just let the harmonies flow over you. - PetSounds
6 The Kinks
The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.
Most of their work makes me think of suburban summertime. - PetSounds
7 Miles Davis
I really have no choice - my brother plays Kind of Blue over and over again. I have to escape! - PetSounds
8 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
9 Demons And Wizards
Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi Kürsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.
10 Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
Mindblowing instrumentals: Black Star, Far Beyond The Sun, Trilogy Suite Op: 5 - Metal_Treasure
11 Simon and Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. V 1 Comment
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
Magical instrumentals from Ritchie Blackmore:
Anybody There, Snowman, Maybe Next Time.
Outstanding song: Rainbow Eyes. - Metal_Treasure
13 Jean-Michel Jarre
14 Gary Moore
Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.
He is amazing and has songs for every mood - blues, jazz, classic rock, hard rock, metal ... Both regular songs and instrumentals.
I love it all but his guitar instrumentals really take me to another place - The Stumble, Blues For Narada, City Night, The Loner. - Metal_Treasure
15 Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.
Dennis Wilson of Beach Boys fame was often seen attending their gigs on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles during the 1960's.
A much older, sadder, world-weary, and wiser Neil Young recently wrote the song: "Wish I was in Buffalo Springfield Again", describing the happiness and joy he felt just making great music without the burden of the "superstar" label.
What kind of a bonehead pinned them at the bottom of the list with a bogus re-mix?
@anon Probably someone with poor taste. - PetSounds
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16 The Four Freshmen
They always transport me back in time to a lost era. - PetSounds
17 Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells makes me feel like I've entered another world.
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
19 Tim Buckley
Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde ...read more.
20 Gordon Lightfoot
Especially Song for a Winter's Night. - PetSounds