Lately, I've seen comments on this site and others stating that today's music is not worth listening to. Here are ten music artists of the 21st century who can pull their weight with the all-time greats. Ladies and gentlemen…
1 Jackie Evancho
Jacqueline 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 .
Jackie definitely restored my faith in modern music.
For years I didn't bother with music, it had become self serving and shallow.
When I came across Jackie's singing, it was like rediscovering what music had meant to me earlier.
Jackie has brought new meaning to beautiful music.
Jackie is the music story of the 21st century! - BobG
A truly wonderful singer, also humble and a good person. Show business people in general are usually the opposite of humble, but she works hard at her craft, and is close to her family
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Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.
After reading this list, I told myself "There's actually good music in this generation? What is wrong with this world?! We get all the lousy artists like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj but not all of these people on this list? I mean why would you do this? Why bury The gem and dig up the turd? These are the kind of artists kids and grown ups have been searching forever. Kids and grown ups who have went on to live horrible lives. Kicking people in the balls."
This is a great list for everyone. Especially the mainstream crowd. I mean, come on people. We're missing out on some of the greatest artists ever. At least give them a shot.
He totally deserves a spot in top 5. But still I like Jackie Evancho more. - divphygamer
I agree with Eminem " Moby, you can get stoned Obie "
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Joel 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 popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...read more.
Its Amazing No humanoid can ever say no to it
4 Massive Attack
Massive 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.
Their music restored my faith in humanity.
Massive attack are pretty good - jmepa123
5 Morgan Page
6 Tame Impala
Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.
Deadmau5 isn't going to restore faith in modern music. Tame impala takes sounds from the past and throws them into the future. They will restore faith in humanity as well - Miko0031
Fans of the Beatles need to check out this Australian band's 2012 album Lonerism, particularly the single "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards". - PetSounds
I fell in love with these guys so quickly. Some of their stuff is so psychedelic. - LizardKing99
These guys are going to go down in history as one of the best. theyve already influenced a bunch of musicians
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7 Zola Jesus
8 Animal Collective
If Tame Impala are the Beatles of the 21st century, Animal Collective are the Beach Boys. Their album Merriweather Post Pavilion is a must-hear. - PetSounds
9 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.
Metal is never old. They define how metal can be still so goodm
10 Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.
I swear these guys are 1,000 times better than the modern poop and crap (whoops, I mean pop and rap) played on the radio. They saved my life. They got me through the worst moments in my life. They're unlike any band I have ever heard and they're definitely worth checking out, especially if you're going through a hard time in your life right now.
They are the cleanest, most flawless band I have ever seen. Their music really has saved my life. I highly recommend them to anyone who is going though a hard time right now.
They always get me through the hard times. They cheer me up. I'm more than happy this band is here! It's my favorite! - Eternal_Laughter
Best songs I've ever heard in my life.i thought all music,and no,i don't mean of this generation,I mean ALL music SUCKED until I heard these guys they got me into rock and music itself.so thanks three days grace,you guys really changed my life!
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Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
Green Day may have restored my beginning faith in music, but Blink-182 has completed my faith in music, especially Tom DeLonge, who always makes good music. I was looking for a good band that would help me get into rock music, and this is the band I looked for. - AnimeDrawer
12 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
Green Day is the best band of today - Martinglez
Dos and Tres sucked, they used to be good but they've hit a wall
My favourite is she - jmepa123
I strongly disagree with Dos and Tré being bad. Though they don't consist of 'genius' talent, I still really like Green Day and enjoy covering their music. - Beatlesboy9
I really love this list. PetSounds and PositronWildhawk introduced me to Electus and Electus has went on to be one of my favorite artists of all time. Seriously. Check this person out. It's worth it. Trust me.
Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
One of the best current rock bands today. Their songs carry so much meaning, and they are catchy. Also, Skillet is one of the best bands to see live. Their shows can be amazing! - Alpha101
This band saved my life. If you're going through hard times in your life, check them out. They're worth it.
If you're going through a rough time right now, listen to their song It's Not Me, It's You.
Awesome band with a lot of meaning behind the lyrics
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
Coldplay is the best band ever. +10 points for being British. I love Swallowed in the Sea and Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground. They are probably the best two songs by Coldplay, but I can't really choose. - Merilille
Don't like 'em much. - IronSabbathPriest
Sorry, but no they don't click me in anyway. - htoutlaws2012
Pretty mainstream, but still excellent. - PetSounds
17 Grizzly Bear
An excellent psychedelic group with folk influences and hints of Pink Floyd. Try their album Yellow House. - PetSounds
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
Amy, Will, mostly Will, his guitar skills are amazing, Amy and her vocals, Tim you are amazing. The drummer, amazing drumming. I may have forgot your name, but I never forget, as it's the first time, but you all are amazing.
Just quickly, for those who don't know (looking at other comment) the current members are; Amy (vocals), Jen (lead guitar), Troy (rhythm guitar), Tim (bass), and Will (drums).
Please put this to number 1
Has anyone even heard evanescence in the last ten years? Exactly - Miko0031
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.
Ugh, made me lose my faith. All flash, lights, choreography, and pulchritude.
How the hell is she on the list of, "will regain my faith in modern music"?! If anything her music makes me lose more faithin music today! - RogerWatersfan1999
20 Sandy Rivera
21 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.
22 Art of Dying
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
It's too bad people don't really talk about them anymore. They were really good.
Need I say more? - NoodleRidley
New album soon, so excited to see what Damon Albarn does with it after Blur's new album
24 Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
25 Arctic Monkeys
The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.
They have so much talent, unlike other modern british bands, like! D
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.
I recommend you check out their old stuff first. Along with all these artists on this list because checking out their first albums first will give you a more better understanding of them.
27 Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
He puts out some of the most thoughtful records for a mainstream rapper, "sing about me" "maad city" etc. His lyricism is on another level, his musical talent is great, while I do believe modern music is great, if it needed someone to help it back up, Kendrick would single handle that
Only exceeded by Schoolboy Q
28 Iced Earth
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
I wish they would play live again... Dystopia was a damn good album. Not sure about Plagues of Babylon, but that was okay. - IronSabbathPriest
29 Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch is an American alternative metal/ alternative rock band formed in, Las Vegas Nevada. The band's came originated from a fictional movie called Kill Bill.
30 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Glad to see them high on the list. Seriously check them out. They are an amazing band.
One of the best industrial bands of all time.
Been around since the 90's, but they still kick ass.
31 Serge Devant
32 Fleet Foxes
Indie folk with some psychedelic influences and ethereal harmonies. - PetSounds
33 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
35 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
36 Florence + the Machine
Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists.
Their lone album, Sun Sketches, is reminiscent of mid-1960s rock and roll. "Shelter Song", in particular, reminds me of the Byrds. - PetSounds
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38 Finger Eleven
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.
41 Daft Punk
Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
I'm talking about Daft Punk before they got famous in 2013.
They were already famous before 2013
42 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
Pretty much everything post Meteora isn't that great for me. - IronSabbathPriest
To be fair, they have been the most creative overall band since 2000. Not necessarily the greatest, but definitely the most creative. - Kiteretsunu
I don't know about that, Kiteretsunu. Have you heard any AnCo albums? I'd say they've been a lot more innovative, though in different ways. - PetSounds
I don't know, Kiteretsunu. Have you heard any AnCo albums? They've been a lot more innovative, though in different ways. - PetSounds
43 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
44 Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
45 Damien Jurado
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.
Why is Jackie Evancho always Number 1 on these lists? So sick of seeing her at Number 1. Adele is only at 38 and that's crazy. - DCfnaf
Rate her up... She is wonderful singer - zuni
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
How is she so low?
48 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
49 Christina Aguilera
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.
50 Alessia Cara