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.
Maiden are the greatest metal band ever, and one of the greatest bands of all time. They ooze cool, with wonderful riffs and solos and the powerful voice of Bruce Dickinson (and DiAnno, maybe not Bailey) - SuperheroSithV 5 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.
He is definitely the best pop star. He has so many great songs - AjklothV 7 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
Eminem for rap no second thoughts hereV 2 Comments
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
NO! They may be the best punk pop band, however plenty other bands like Ramones, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, etc. are way better. - PowerfultekinV 4 Comments
Rock N' Roll of the 50's. King of Rock N' Roll I must say. He's way too awesome. - ArchangelOfDeath
THIS GUY sucks! he talked in this falsetto deep voice and always sounded drunk! what a loserV 2 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.
Why the hell Metallica is in 10.. so surprising... even pop lovers like to listen to metallica.. must be in top 3.. with Nirvana & Iron Maidan.. - nivesh_gurungV 2 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
I like bands like red hot chili peppers or green day more than nirvana in alternative rock - zxm
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
My most favorite band of all time!V 2 Comments
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
I couldn't agree more. Several power metal bands are very good but Blind Guardian is the band with the stellar musicianship. - Metal_Treasure
My favorite power metal band is Helloween, but I do agree Blind Guardian is the best. - Powerfultekin
I disagree. For power metal, DragonForceV 1 Comment
This is what people call a master class (Wheel Of Time, Sacred Worlds, The Throne). - Metal_Treasure
Rage Against the Machine is way better in my opinion - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
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