Top 10 Most Creative Music Artists and Bands

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. 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 Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

Is there the slightest doubt that they are the most deserving of the number one spot on this list? They put in so much effort into making all of their songs creative and to express areas of human life in spectacular beauty utilizing the power of music to their advantage of expressing what they have to say through the song. Wikipedia also tells that they had put in a lot of creative effort in producing the Dark Side of The Moon and at some point of time, they had to drop off and disband because of fear of loss of creativity which means to say that they always wanted their music to be flawless. But they never stopped and they've released the most memorable tracks we know today. Compared to artists like The Beatles and overrated modern pop artists, Pink Floyd hasn't gotten the recognition it most deservedly needed.

Of course Pink Floyd is they mastered the art of psychedelia through music and every album is different and has a distinctive sound. They have great studio experimentation. The best live light and laser shows. Awesome concept album ideas. And lets not forget the 3rd best selling album of all time witch stayed on the charts for nearly 29 years which broke a record for the album to stay longest on the charts. And lets not forget Syd Barret people (R.I.P Syd Barret and Rick Wright)

Every Pink Floyd Albums are distinctive and original.Their music have great bass foundation, tremendous dynamics while some of the most interesting music belies in subtle and more quiet messages. Roger Waters' lyrics should have earned him Noble prize for literature (Bob Dylan is good also). After hearing thousands of times, I can still find something new and fresh. If you are for timeless music... there is no other band than Pink Floyd.

How did they think of things like Interstellar Overdrive, Atom Heart Mother Suite, And Echoes? Incredible to say the least

2 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

How is Pink Floyd more creative than Queen? One can not even count the genres Queen played and they change their style midway in a song to embrace many styles in one song. How can PF at all compare. Beatles can but they wrote many childiah songs.

Just listen to Who Needs You, Sleeping on the Sidewalk, Dreamers Ball, More of that Jazz, Sheer Heart Attack, Staying Power in order. You will understand. Of course there are lots of better songs, but these are more explanatory.

Combine opera with rock is the most creative thing in music!

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is the most creative song ever.

It may be one of Queen's most popular songs, and it is admittedly great, but if you dig deeper you can find even more creative songs such as my favorite Queen song, March of the Black Queen. As for the most creative song ever, my vote might have to go to Pink Floyd's Echoes, but there may be even more creative songs I have never heard.

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.

Pink Floyd wouldn't have made "Echoes" if not for The Beatles Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's, and Magical Mystery Tour. Queen would not have made Bohemian Rhapsody if not for You Never Give Me Your Money.

Their music wasn't confined to a single or couple of genres. It was more diverse and versatile. Beginning with the Mersey-beat and Rock n roll, their stretched it to folk, psychedelic and even classical and what not. The fact that they chose to include sitar(Love You To, Within You Without You) and sound of moving tapes in "Tomorrow Never Knows" or even re-imagining music as another band(in Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band). It was altogether a perfectly synced quartet.

The beatles had a tremendous amount of creativity. There music and CREATIVITY had the biggest effect on music history. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were brilliant in there creativity during the writing of the songs they wrote. The Beatles have the best creativity of all time for any band anywhere. They are #1

"I am the walrus " is probably the most creative song ever!

4 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

I love Lorde but David Bowie should be higher. David has been the inspiration to many.

5 Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. She is known for songs such Royals and Team, and has released 2 albums; Pure Heroine (2013) and Melodrama (2017).

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Songs are super unique and one of a kind. Listen to Green Light, Magnets, Yellow Flicker Beat, Homemade Dynamite... Yeah.

She's one of my favorite mainstream artists because she reminds me of the days music wasn't luxury brag.

Her sound was so fresh at the time ,she is exactly what pop music needed

6 Melanie Martinez Melanie 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.

Melanie is extremely creative. Who else has a song called Play Date, Mrs Potato Head, and Pity Party? Child-like topics with adult meanings. Her album, Crybaby is a story about a poor girl.

Finally. I've been waiting my entire life for Melanie to be in the top ten of something, and here it is.

I know she's better than ANYONE else.

From Cry Baby.

The fact that she is even on the same page as The Beatles, The Who, and Bob Dylan, much less AHEAD of them, means the world is coming to an end soon.

She puts out dark music disguised so beautifully and talks about our society now

7 Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records 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.

Best rapper ever

8 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

Besides creating many great songs and mixing and crossing genres, Dylan records and performs in concert several very different versions of nearly all of his songs. He's constantly altering and rearranging, and it takes some excellent musicians to support him on tours and keep up with these changes, often from one show to the next.

Yeah I agree with @Billyv.Bob Dylan's voice may not be great but his songs are great especially the lyrics.he is a creative artist.

9 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

I mean, I still have yet find a band that does music similar to the Progressive Alternative Metal that Tool does.

12 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 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 ...read more.

One of the most creative metal bands for sure.

13 Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
14 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, ...read more.
15 Aurora

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16 Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.

I would quote a visitor comment on another list because I can't say it better: "A genius that merged classical music and rock with a guitar... Pure Genius."
What he did became the template for metal music (except some small subgenres like doom).

"Pure Genius" I like that phrase @Metal_Treasure,ritchie blackmore is a great guitarist.his solos are fast and heavy.he is the creator of heavy metal music.

17 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Best band ever these guys are very creative!

18 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

Creative as they get. Every song is a new genre. Their most recent album blurry face has rock music, pop music, rap music, piano music, sad music, happy music, etc etc all in 14 songs. Impressive if you ask me.

People like to say they aren't actually creative, but I'd say they are creative because they make popular music that isn't just "I have a big butt, tons of money, I like sex, etc."

Every song is a take on a different genre. They have a sound that is unique to them but each song sounds nothing like anything else ever made.

I have never heard a band like Twenty One Pilots, they definitely stand out

19 Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
20 Radiohead

I was expecting to see Radiohead in the top 5, but they’re definitely the most creative band of all time. The transformation they’ve made from Pablo Honey through to A Moon Shaped Pool is astonishing. Every album is unique and breath takingly beautiful.

This is one that needs no explaining

21 Nirvana Nirvana 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.
22 Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
23 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.

No explanation needed.

Creator of metal

24 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.
25 The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.

25th? Seriously? The Who are literally the most creative band ever, apart from Pink Floyd.

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