Top 10 Most Creative Music Artists and Bands

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1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive 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), ...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. - Zizz

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.

THese guys should be number 1. They are arguably one of the greatest bands of all time. - DoroExploro13

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)

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2 The Beatles 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.

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!

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.

I had a pretty sad life, until I heard the beatles' songs.whenever I heard the beatles songs I say "its all right."

3 David Bowie 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.

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

4 Queen 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.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is the most creative song ever. - DCfnaf

5 Lorde Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

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

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

6 Melanie Martinez 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.

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 deserves #1! Crybaby 4 life!

Shes So Creative

7 Eminem 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 - DCfnaf

8 Blind Guardian 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 Iron Maiden 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.

Unique enough. Bring Your Daughter to The Slaughter and Blood Brothers are pretty unique. - Lucretia

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11 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

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. - Billyv

Maybe someday he will measure up to Melanie Martinez.

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. - zxm

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

Who writes songs like them? Who came before them I mean. Very unique instrumental. - Lucretia

13 Ritchie Blackmore 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). - Metal_Treasure

"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. - zxm

14 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

There is no real uniqueness in their music. They don't have much creativity in any aspect of music. Writing, composing, etc. I consider them to be the most generic and overrated band to ever exist. - naFrovivuS

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." - DCfnaf

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.

Above Queen? What a joke - christangrant

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15 Metallica 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.
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17 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Greatest power trio in the world!

18 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
19 Nirvana 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.
20 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Creativity =/= Plagiarism - DCfnaf

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