Top Ten Most Unique Music Artists
The Contenders: Page 2XW
21KraftwerkKraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.
22Melanie MartinezMelanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.
24Deadmau5Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.
25NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
26George MichaelGeorgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.
27Third Eye Blind
28Nina HagenCatharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. In the late 70s she was known as the lead singer of the Nina Hagen Band, with whom she released two studio albums before pursuing a successful solo career ...read more.
"New York, New York" by Nina Hagen is the strangest song I've ever heard. It's kind of hard to listen to it at first but it grows on you eventually although it hasn't lost that 'weird' quality for me yet.
29Kid CudiScott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
The song that Mr Scruff sampled for 'Get a move on'.
Moondog was a blind musician who dressed like a Viking and performed his music on the streets of 1950s New York leading many to believe that he was also homeless. He garnered the nickname 'the Viking of 6th Avenue'. His music is a blend of Jazz and classical music yet also highly experimental with a strong emphasis on rhythm. Moondog has gained a strong cult following for his unique style and approach to music making (check out the instruments he invented also! ).
His extreme vocal range, originality and refusal to succumb to the demands of conformist record companies make him to be perhaps the most unique artist on the planet (in my opinion). He is also charming with his fans and can sing better live than in the studio. He is so good that the editing from the studio actually hinders his talent from shining through and hides his true stage personality and aura.
32PrimusPrimus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.
There has never been bass playing like les claypool
33SkrillexSkrillex is an American EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on that chart. He is best known for Scary Monsters ...read more.
34RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
35Massive AttackMassive Attack are an electronic music duo from Bristol, England, who use distorted, psychedelic, dynamic atmospheres as a definitive style of their music. They are noted as one of the most influential acts in electronic music to date, whose musical style was claimed to be far ahead of its time, and ...read more.
36GrimesClaire Elise Boucher, better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer.
37They Might be GiantsThey Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
38Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .
39DeftonesDeftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.
40EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.