Top 10 Least Accessible Music ArtistsSome music artists may have an experimental or unique sound that can often take time getting used to. This is a list of musical acts that are not very accessible to the average listener.
The Top Ten
Truly a bizarre band that spans genres, space, and time. They are the most and least accessible band out there. A lot of bands can't reach this level of inaccessibility like what Ween did.
Fantastic group, however, even as a long term fan, I have to admit that not all their work is easy to listen to...
I have seen them on lists I must check them out they seem amazing.
Captain Beefheart's career is defined by atonal melodies, polyrhythms, absurd lyrics, and a raspy voice. Upon his first listen, Matt Groening and many other said ofTrout Mask Replica: "Is this even music?! Are they even trying? "
Their later work is a bit easier to get into, although their early work is more acclaimed.
What IS the attraction, exactly?
Not THAT inaccessible.
Why Sun O))) is here?
Problem - People judge music without even trying it.
It's drone and doom..No tremolo picks or speed, Just beautiful simple riffs and slow tempos.
You gotta think about the details of the songs while listening to them.
It's not for headbanging or mosh pits.
If you wanna be swept away by some beautiful heavy tones...Sun O))) is your band.
Golden Feelings. Only one of his albums I have fully listened to (yet). Indeed very inaccessible. Only anti-folk record I've ever listened to, is the rest of anti-folk like that?
It feels like a less playful, 90s, one-man Trout Mask Replica. Not to say it's not funny.
Edit : His stuff after One Foot in the Grave ranges from weird yet palatable to completely palatable. Not top 5.
Note that this is only in regards to his earlier material. All of his post-Odelay albums (with the exception of some Midnite Vultures tracks) are very easy to get into.
Her self-titled is just screaming. It's good screaming though (also, there's actually some non-screaming noise on the first track).
The same things I said about Radiohead can be applied to Björk as well.
All I hear is just a bunch of electronic noises with weird rapping that I can’t follow. I don’t really like them
Guard your toaster, watch your ceiling fan & put grandma on a leash... when the Buttholes come to town. Organized chaos at it's finest.
Yep. Even less accessible than Ween, I would say.
Real #1. Much more inaccessible than any artist higher up. Sonic Youth, Bjork, Beck, they all have melodies, something you can latch onto. Merzbow is noisy, painful to listen to. No easy to find harmonies, no melodies. Just NOISE and textures. Even more inaccessible than Residents.
Yep. Could be #1 easily.
Yeah. Very heavy.
Metal Machine Music. God what a crazy idea. Honorable. On the other hand, my ears were really hurting.
Mr. Bungle and Disco Volante can be very tough to get into. California's more accessible.
Some of the weirdest stuff I've ever listened to