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.
The masters of trance rock. - Kiteretsunu
To the dark side of the moon, perhaps? - PetSounds
2 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
Riders on the Storm, The Crystal Ship, and Light My Fire will all do the trick. - PetSounds
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.
Strawberry Fields Forever is the epitome of escape music. - PetSounds
4 The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
They'll take you down to Kokomo, of course. But I'd rather escape to the "home on the range" described in Cabinessence. - PetSounds
5 The Byrds
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
Listening to Mr. Tambourine Man is rather like taking a musical shower. Just let the harmonies flow over you. - PetSounds
6 The Kinks
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.
Most of their work makes me think of suburban summertime. - PetSounds
7 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.
8 Miles Davis
Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music.
I really have no choice - my brother plays Kind of Blue over and over again. I have to escape! - PetSounds
9 Demons And Wizards
Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi Kürsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.
10 Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
Mindblowing instrumentals: Black Star, Far Beyond The Sun, Trilogy Suite Op: 5 - Metal_Treasure
11 Simon and Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.
"Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme…" - PetSounds
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
Magical instrumentals from Ritchie Blackmore:
Anybody There, Snowman, Maybe Next Time.
Outstanding song: Rainbow Eyes. - Metal_Treasure
13 Jean-Michel Jarre
Instrumentals only: Oxygene, Fourth Rendez-Vous, Magnetic Fields II, - Metal_Treasure
Instrumentals: Oxygene, Fourth Rendez-Vous, Magnetic Fields II - Metal_Treasure
14 Gary Moore
Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.
He is amazing and has songs for every mood - blues, jazz, classic rock, hard rock, metal ... Both regular songs and instrumentals.
I love it all but his guitar instrumentals really take me to another place - The Stumble, Blues For Narada, City Night, The Loner. - Metal_Treasure
15 The Four Freshmen
They always transport me back in time to a lost era. - PetSounds
16 Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.
Dennis Wilson of Beach Boys fame was often seen attending their gigs on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles during the 1960's.
A much older, sadder, world-weary, and wiser Neil Young recently wrote the song: "Wish I was in Buffalo Springfield Again", describing the happiness and joy he felt just making great music without the burden of the "superstar" label.
What kind of a bonehead pinned them at the bottom of the list with a bogus re-mix?
@anon Probably someone with poor taste. - PetSounds
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17 Mike Oldfield
Michael Gordon Oldfield is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music.
Tubular Bells makes me feel like I've entered another world.
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
19 Tim Buckley
Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde ...read more.
20 Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.
Especially Song for a Winter's Night. - PetSounds
Having now listened to Forever Changes, I can see that they deserve a spot. Also not sure how I omitted the Strawberry Alarm Clock. - PetSounds
Even Jim Morrison admired this group.
Forever Changes remains one of the greatest albums of the psychedelic era, or any era for that matter.
RIP Arthur Lee and Bryan MacLean.
22 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.
23 Neil Young
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
24 Peter Gabriel
Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
26 Tori Amos
Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.
28 Kate Bush
29 George Michael
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.
30 Bryan Adams
Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
31 Annie Lennox
Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.
33 Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.
34 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.
35 Strawberry Alarm Clock
Strawberry Alarm Clock is a psychedelic rock band formed in 1967 in Los Angeles best known for their 1967 hit single "Incense and Peppermints".
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
37 Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.
I listen to them whenever I'm too depressed. You should check them out. It really is worth it. Trust me.
38 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was 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.
How are they so low?
39 Robbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
Gregorian is a German-British vocal group that was formed in 1999. It is lead by producer Frank Peterson, who is known for his work with Enigma. The group's choir has had countless singers, both male and female, during its career, the best known being Sarah Brightman. ...read more.
This band performs Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs.
Great vocal harmonies.
Songs: Nothing else matters (Metallica), Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd), Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns N Roses), The Unforgiven I (Metallica), Kashmir (Led Zepp). - Metal_Treasure
Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, known professionally as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music.
42 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Just listen to A Warm Place.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.