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.
You can’t get more unique than the band who tried to make an entire album using household objects, made one of the most mind blowing concept records of the 20th century, and has managed to master long psychedelic rock songs, such as Echos, Shine on you crazy diamond, Welcome to the machine and Pigs. - Ohheyimsean
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.
Bjork isn’t the 2nd most unique artist ever. She has some clear inspiration from artists like Radiohead and Joni Mitchell, however she still has one of the most interesting and unique styles in modern music. - Ohheyimsean
Bjork is distinct in every way. Her voice is unique, her singing style is unusual, and her personal style is funky. She was at an after hours club my friends and I were at a long time ago, with her hair done exactly like Princess Leah did in Star Wars. Have yet to see anyone else try that
Not my favourite artist but surely the most unique I've ever heard.
How can you not have a top unique artists list without Bjork?
3 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.
Just Unique... End of
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.
They are good
Queen would put a operatic sound into their music
They are the best group ever
5 Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.
Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.
I've known Moby all of my life, and can safely say that I have not found any artist even remotely like Moby. There's something about Moby that makes him stand out amongst other artists. Something that only he has. Something you can't quite put your finger on. Moby's music is the most unique, without a question.
7 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 amazing. She inserts an entire creepy childhood façade to her songs, but if you look to it deeply it all has an extremely mature meaning behind : rape, pedophilia, plastic surgeries, people who think they're better than others, family issues, alcoholism, etc. She is extremely talented, she does not prostitute herself to the industry and over all has a marvelous voice. Melanie embraces her personality and expresses herself in a way no other artist does. And her looks and aesthetic in general are amazing <3.
About her concepts, she uses toy sounds in her songs and the childish façade is very appealing, and added to her pretty voice it turns into awesome songs. She is definitely the best pop has seen for a long time, and her uniqueness is just so charming
8 Fatboy Slim
9 Daft Punk
Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
10 Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.
11 Tom Waits
Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.
Tom Waits is not only one of the most unique artists of the last century, he has also come out with some of the greatest records ever. With albums like Bone Machine, Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs, he has mastered the art of combining blues-folkrock with his distinct gravelly voice and some of the most beautiful songwriting you will hear in your lifetime. - Ohheyimsean
Most incredible 'doing' it his own way' artist who has ever lived in my opinion!
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).
Musically speaking, this band is so unique. They manage to stay within a pop/rock sound but they make their music with great integrity-it’s never the same thing between albums and Thom Yorke seems to use his music to develop as a person, making it that much more interesting to listen to.
13 The KLF
Most underrated group ever
14 New Order
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980, currently comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman.
15 Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
16 Joy Division
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
The most unique.
Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
18 Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
Zappa is unique. I don't like it but it is undeniably unique.
19 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.
If you think this band is trash then there’s something wrong with you. They have a lot of genres which are pretty great, of course not all songs they make are going to be good but if you take a look at some of their categories you will not be disappointed at all.
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
22 Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1993. The songwriting duo of Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan signed the band's first major-label recording contract with Elektra Records in 1996, which was later reported as the largest publishing deal ever for an unsigned artist.
23 Kid Cudi
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.
25 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...read more.
Kraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.
Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega. They have released a total of 8 studio albums. Some of their most popular songs are Change (in ...read more.
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.
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
Ripped off by everyone. Truly unique.
34 Kim Junsu
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.
36 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!.
37 Nina Hagen
Catharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. ...read more.
"New York, New York" by Nina Hagen is the strangest song I've ever heard. It's kind of hard to listen to it at first but it grows on you eventually although it hasn't lost that 'weird' quality for me yet.
The song that Mr Scruff sampled for 'Get a move on'.
Moondog was a blind musician who dressed like a Viking and performed his music on the streets of 1950s New York leading many to believe that he was also homeless. He garnered the nickname 'the Viking of 6th Avenue'. His music is a blend of Jazz and classical music yet also highly experimental with a strong emphasis on rhythm. Moondog has gained a strong cult following for his unique style and approach to music making (check out the instruments he invented also! ).
Mika, stylised as MIKA, is an English singer and songwriter. After recording his first extended play, Dodgy Holiday, Mika was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2007 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2007.
His extreme vocal range, originality and refusal to succumb to the demands of conformist record companies make him to be perhaps the most unique artist on the planet (in my opinion). He is also charming with his fans and can sing better live than in the studio. He is so good that the editing from the studio actually hinders his talent from shining through and hides his true stage personality and aura.
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.
There has never been bass playing like les claypool
Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.
42 Massive Attack
Massive Attack are an electronic music duo from Bristol, England, who use distorted, psychedelic, dynamic atmospheres as a definitive style of their music. They are noted as one of the most influential acts in electronic music to date, whose musical style was claimed to be far ahead of its time, and ...read more.
Claire Elise Boucher, better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer.
44 They Might be Giants
They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
45 Jackie Evancho
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.
46 Daniel Johnston
Daniel's music is unlike anything I've heard before. He's truly a genius and I can't believe he's not on the list.
47 Gerard Way
Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.
His sound has changed so much since the early days of my chemical romance, he’s definitely an artist to listen to.
49 Death Grips
Death Grips is an American experimental hip hop band from Sacramento, California, formed in 2010. The group consists of vocalist MC Ride, drummer and producer Zach Hill, and recording engineer Andy Morin.
50 Dead Can Dance
Absolutely no one made music like these guys. Can’t think of a band with 2 more unique singers.