100 Favorite Music Artists As of Today

So I decided I couldn’t do an 100 Favorite Albums or Songs because so much of that is dependent on where I am in my life.  But doing a list of my favorite artists seemed doable.  I tired to think of a criteria but really I just went off how I was feeling about them today.  The list leans towards more current and active groups as hard as I tried to avoid that.  Artists whom I had multiple albums on my iPod as opposed to a collection of songs/singles obviously had a better chance.

Shall we begin?:

  1. Aimee Mann
  2. Alanis Morissette
  3. Amy Winehouse
  4. Anita Baker
  5. Badly Drawn Boy
  6. The Beatles
  7. Björk
  8. Bloc Party
  9. Bon Jovi
  10. Coldplay
  11. Common (Sense)
  12. The Cure
  13. D’Angelo
  14. Damien Rice
  15. David Bowie
  16. De La Soul
  17. The Dears
  18. Death Cab For Cutie
  19. The Decemberists
  20. Def Leppard
  21. DOOM (MF Doom)
  22. Dusty Springfield
  23. Dwele
  24. Elliott Smith
  25. Eric B. & Rakim
  26. Erykah Badu
  27. Faith Evans
  28. Feist
  29. Fiona Apple
  30. Foo Fighters
  31. Ghostface (Killah)
  32. Green Day
  33. Guns N’ Roses
  34. Ice Cube
  35. Interpol
  36. J Dilla (Jay Dee)
  37. Jamiroquai
  38. Jay-Z
  39. Jazzanova
  40. Jeff Buckley
  41. Jenny Lewis
  42. John Legend
  43. John Mayer
  44. Jon Brion
  45. Journey
  46. Kanye West
  47. Keane
  48. The Killers
  49. Lewis Taylor
  50. Lil Wayne
  51. Little Brother
  52. Los Campesinos!
  53. Luther Vandross
  54. Madonna
  55. The Magnetic Fields
  56. Maria Taylor
  57. Marvin Gaye
  58. Mates of State
  59. Maxwell
  60. Me’Shell Ndegéocello
  61. Metric
  62. Michael Jackson
  63. Mint Condition
  64. Mos Def
  65. Nas
  66. Nine Inch Nails
  67. Nirvana
  68. No Doubt
  69. Norah Jones
  70. The Notorious B.I.G.
  71. Omar
  72. Outkast
  73. Portishead
  74. Prince
  75. Q-Tip
  76. Queen
  77. Radiohead
  78. Raphael Saddiq
  79. Redman
  80. Rilo Kiley
  81. The Roots
  82. Rufus Wainwright
  83. Sade
  84. Sarah McLachlan
  85. The Shins
  86. Sia
  87. Slum Village
  88. The Smiths
  89. Stars
  90. St. Vincent
  91. Stevie Wonder
  92. The Sundays
  93. T.I.
  94. Tegan & Sara
  95. A Tribe Called Quest
  96. TV on the Radio
  97. U2
  98. Vikter Duplaix
  99. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  100. Zero 7

If you don’t recognize someone, look them up on Wikipedia or MySpace.  Who knows?  You might love them too…

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3 thoughts on “100 Favorite Music Artists As of Today

  1. Why isn’t Justin Bieber on there? I mean I don’t even know half of those people. Like Seriously…

  2. Great list! St. Lucia, Flying Lotus (captain murphy), Purity Ring, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, and Beach House belong in there too but we all have different tastes and different days. 🙂

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