Top Ten Most Unique Music Artists

These music artists are all in their own genre; there are no or few music artists quite so similar and quite so awesome!

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.
2 Bjork Bjork 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 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 Robbie Williams

Just Unique... End of

Is this a joke?

4 Lana Del Rey 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.
5 Moby Moby 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.

6 Queen Queen 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.

Queen would put a operatic sound into their music

They are the best group ever

7 Melanie Martinez 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 Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.
9 The KLF

Most underrated group ever

10 Fatboy Slim

The Newcomers

? Daniel Johnston 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.

The Contenders

11 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.

Most incredible 'doing' it his own way' artist who has ever lived in my opinion!

12 Thin Lizzy 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.
13 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
14 Radiohead Radiohead 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).
15 New Order 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.
16 Joy Division 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.
17 R.E.M. R.E.M. 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.
18 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
19 Third Eye Blind
20 Frank Zappa 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.

21 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.
22 Pitchshifter
23 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
24 Deadmau5 Deadmau5 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.
25 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 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.
26 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
27 Eminem Eminem 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.
28 Kim Junsu
29 Nirvana Nirvana 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.
30 George Michael George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.
31 Nina Hagen 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.

32 Moondog

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! ).

33 Mika Mika

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.

34 Primus Primus 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

35 Skrillex Skrillex 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.
36 Massive Attack 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.
37 Grimes Grimes Claire Elise Boucher, better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer.
38 They Might be Giants They Might be Giants They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
39 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .
40 Deftones Deftones 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.
41 Pixies Pixies 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.
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