Top Ten Most Diverse and Varied Music ArtistsThese bands are often very diverse and sometimes don't fit into a single genre.
The Top Ten
No other band could be first. They are like a weird combination of opera, glam, metal, hard rock, sometimes dance and even pop
Well-deserved place for them on the top.
Well of course... who else?
Yup deserves number 1 just for their Hot Space album, not their best album but its very varied, it has Queen doing these genres, Pop, Rock, Funk, Disco, and R&B and Queen did pretty much perfected all the genres on that album.
Even within albums like The Wall all the songs are very different
I can't name another metal band that tried several metal subgenres and nailed all of them, creating at least one masterpiece in the respective subgenres. There are other metal bands that experimented but failed at least at one genre. In contrast, Blind Guardian created some of the best songs in some subgenres.
1) Symphonic metal: Wheel Of Time, Sacred Worlds, The Throne
2) Thrashy speed metal: Majesty, Banish From Sanctuary
3) Progressive Power metal: And Then There Was Silence
4) Power metal: Mirror Mirror
5) Heavy Metal: Thorn, I'm Alive
6) Acoustic folk ballads: The Bard's Song (In the Forest), Skalds and Shadows
Also, many Blind Guardian songs can't be put in any of these subgenres because this band also tried some unusual subgenre combinations. And it worked. But what is the genre of Tanelorn (Into The Void) or Bright Eyes, for example? I will never know.
I'd probably call him a glam rock artist but he is very experimental and it is likely you will hate some of his song and love others
I nearly voted for Queen, but I'd say Bowie's diversifying has been a bit more consistent in quality than Queen's (Hot Space, anyone? ).
Don't deserve to be too high but they are quite diverse a band. They can do power ballads, typical thrash metal, the more mainstream stuff like Enter Sandman. Stuff like St Anger and LuLu, hate them or not were the band experimenting and showing they deserve to be on this list
If its about varied music artist then Buckethead beats every artists in this list. He has a very wide range of music. Rock, metal, funk, jazz, blues, and of course his experimental music. On metallum they have stated "various". He has played countless amount of music genres.
Overrated or what, you have to admit they were able to experiment with a wide range of music. You have your typical pop songs like Please Please Me to your wildly experimental song Revolution 9
The Beatles were more varied in The White Album alone than any other artist was in their whole career.
Blues rock- While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Surf rock- Back in the USSR
Western ballad- Rocky Raccoon
Psychedelic rock- Dear Prudence
Civil Rights anthem- Blackbird
Birthday song- Birthday
Lullaby- Good Night
Proto metal- Helter Skelter
Folk rock- I Will
Dance hall- Obladi-Oblada
Ragtime/Charleston- Honey Pie
Avant Garde- Wild Honey Pie
Experimental- Revolution 9
Acid rock- Glass Onion
Hard rock- Revolution
Classic rock- Savoy Truffle
Yeah, they were varied. But half the genres you mentioned are just lyrical themes. Like, Civil Rights, Lullaby, Birthday song, etc.
I was going to put Gorillaz and Blur on the list but decided that Damon Albarn himself deserves a spot. He clearly likes experimenting with different bands with different styles and also with the newer Hong Kong themed Blur album
You have the purer punk stuff then you have the reggae and rockabilly stuff. I tend to prefer the punkier stuff but it's all good
Yes he remained the same genre but he clearly messed around with his hip hop style, experimenting with different artists and different rhyming structures
A small amount of people know this singer but he's one of my favourites and he varies his music a lot from folkier stuff to more punky songs. He can also do a good ballad
This band loves to incorporate a lot of odd ball genres in their songs, what originally started as an okay Metalcore band eventually grew to one of the finest bands in prog of the 21st Century
Their third album onward has a lot of experimental tracks, ranging from Heavy Metal, Hard Alternative, Hard Rock and even Alternative Rock and Soft Rock. Their fourth album isn't even Nu Metal, more leaning towards Traditional Metal and even having Thrash Metal elements.
Soft Rock - Invincible
Progressive Rock - The Globalist, Citizen Erased
Hard Rock - New Born, Stockholm Syndrome
Space Rock - Exo-Politics, Space Dementia
Dance - Undisclosed Desires
Pop - Madness, Resistance
Dubstep - Unsustainable
Symphonic Rock - United States of Eurasia, Micro Cuts
Synth Rock - Uprising
Alternative Rock - Most of their other songs.
Similar to David Bowie in the way that you can love one of their songs and hate another. I guess when a band lasts so long they like to play around with their music
How the hell was Priest not already on the list?!
• Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rocka Rolla)
• Traditional Heavy Metal (Sad Wings Of Destiny, Sin After Sin, Stained Class, All Of their 80’s albums except for Ram It Down and Turbo)
• Pure Heavy Metal (Painkiller, Angel Of Retribution, Redeemer Of Souls, probably Firepower)
• Progressive Metal (Nostradamus)
• Hard Rock (Ram It Down)
• Glam Metal (Turbo)
• Thrash Metal (Jugulator, Demolition)
So, Priest should pretty much be at the top, maybe with a few other artists.