Top Ten Music Artists that are the Best of Their Genre
The Top Ten
Pleased to see maiden at the top, but it is rightly so. Memorable riffs and solos by the Dave and Smith, perfect bass and songwriting by Steve Harris, ' awesome drumming by Nicko, all pioneered by the strong vocals of bruce. People who don't really know about metal and vote for metallica blindly, just listen their songs. They have been consistent for years, with loads of good songs ( almost 85% of their songs are awesome: unlike some other metal bands). Sad to see Megadeth so low for thrash Metal in this list. :'(
Steve Harris' right hand is the stuff of wonders. How he plays bass like that is insane, not to mention his song writing abilities is awesome. The rest of the band are top notch musicians as well - Johnnyt800
I love everything about Heavy Metal and everything about the emperors of heavy metal: Iron Maiden. Their very own symbol is badass.
BestV 7 Comments
Definitely the best at his genre. No doubt about that. He's been an inspirational figure to other pop singers and there can be no modern pop singers that can equal what he's sung.
I never admitted pop would be so great until I met hi. His beats to the songs are great and his voice is, well unique and he moreover called the King of Pop.
His voice fits his genre. - malamJONES
As elizabeth taylor said he's the true king of pop rock and soul...he's the best and good human being that's been harash by the media personaly and emotionally...king forever...V 6 Comments
Beethoven was indeed amazing composer! He was very important in the transition from the light, Mozart-like Classical classical music to the more artistic, emotionally, expressive Romantic classical music, paving the way for later composers such as Chopin, Liszt, Bartok, Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, etc... His monumental symphonies and beautiful piano sonatas are some of the greatest classical music pieces ever, and his works have so much emotion and just plain awesomeness in them. Beethoven is the greatest Classical composer.
A great composer, possibly the greatest ever, but we have absolutely no idea how he was as a performer, which every other name here is based on.
Isn't he supposed to be the greatest.V 1 Comment
Masters of Progressive and Psychedelic music, the great concept of Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason is created the best albums of all time. - malamJONES
Pink Floyd definitely isn't my favorite band but they are super good at psychedelic music - Ajkloth
Re:"Dream Theater should be This! " they are progressive metal not rock - zxm
Dream Theater should be This!V 1 Comment
In terms of voice, yes. But he most of his songs were covers and the ones that weren't covers, he didn't write. And he wasn't that good at guitar. Chuck Berry wrote his songs, and was one of the best guitarists ever. Elvis just stole his style from black artists, but his vocals are some of the best ever. - 445956
Chuck berry was better - RecklessGreed
His music SUCKS
THIS GUY sucks! he talked in this falsetto deep voice and always sounded drunk! what a loser
Eminem for rap no second thoughts here
Eminem said Tupac is the best rapper himself. Eminem sucks. He has a grating voice and is sexist and homophobic. If you start saying " he had songs that inspire you, tell a story, and make you cry" he stole that entire style from Tupac. His only good song is "Not Afraid." - 445956
He is The Rap God!
Run-DMC - BeatlesFan1964
Green Day made 4 great punk albums. (39/smooth, Kerplunk, DookIe, and Insomniac.) But that's it. Everything after were alternative albums. And only Nimrod and Warning were good of those alternative ones. American Idiot is overrated along with 21st Century Breakdown. The trilogy is just awful. I love old green day more then anything. But saying green day is the best is an insult. There are so much more great punk bands. - Inart
Not even punk. The best punk bands are the Ramones, Sex Pistols, Stooges, Clash, NOFX, Rancid, Germs, X, and Pennywise. - BeatlesFan1964
Dookie Album and Jesus of Suburbia song is great, but they are more likely alternative rock. - malamJONES
One word: Ramones - 445956V 4 Comments
If they had just released their first 5 albums then maybe. Unfortunately, they released some crap as well which kinda drags them down a fair bit.
Maybe Thrash Metal, but not metal in general. - malamJONES
Metallica really defined what music really is. They're just awesome.
No they aren't there are better bands - LucretiaV 3 Comments
I think they are most popular alternative band. I like The Killers even more than Nirvana. And if its pure "Alternative Rock". then I would choose Pearl Jam over them. Eddie Vedder has better voice than Kurt Cobain. And their lyrics are also better. - zxm
Nirvana is Grunge - Inart
Nirvana founded grunge not alternative
No, grunge was created by other bands, Nirvana only popularized it. - Metal_Treasure
@Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak you are right that green day is pop punk.But they were punk rock in early stage 90s and they became alternative in 2004 to 2009 and they changed again to pop-punk and punk rock in 2010s.And songs like 21 guns,boulevard of broken dreams,wake me up when the September ends,whatsername,time of your life are alternative.So they are also an alternative rock band - zxmV 2 Comments
Under pressure was his best
My most favorite band of all time!
Bob Marley is such a good person with a lot of talent - Ajkloth
For reggae definitely
I love him - 445956
I couldn't agree more. Several power metal bands are very good but Blind Guardian is the band with the stellar musicianship. - Metal_Treasure
I would say that Helloween and Manowar are better. - 445956
I disagree. For power metal, DragonForce
DragonForceV 1 Comment
This is what people call a master class (Wheel Of Time, Sacred Worlds, The Throne). - Metal_Treasure
I wish their best songs weren't ripoffs... Whole Lotta Love, Dazed And Confused, In My Time of Dying, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, I Can't Quit You, Baby, and many more are uncredited covers. Even Stairway to Heaven has a ripped off section. - Metal_Treasure
Led Zeppelin is the best in my book - Ajkloth
Related ListsTop 10 Music Artists that Ruined Their Own Genre Top Ten Music Artists Who are Overrated in a Genre Music Artists' Names that Give No Hint of Their Music Genre Music Artists You'd Like to Perform at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Music Artists You'd Like to Perform at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies
List StatsUpdated 22 Aug 2017
1 year, 37 days old
Top Remixes (9)
2. Oasis (Britpop)
3. Pink Floyd (Progressive Rock)
2. David Bowie (Glam Rock)
3. Dream Theater (Progressive Metal)
2. Metallica (Metal)
3. Elvis Presley (Rock N' Roll)
View All 9