AOTY's Favourite Artists - My Opinions!

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Y'all have good taste!

Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
100
• My favourite artist.
• knewnie's favourite artist.

This band takes my breath away any time I listen to them. Will Toledo is such a unique voice in music. Making anthems for the lost, the confused, and the awkward. From his humble beginnings in his car to the underground icon he has become, it's been quite a journey. Easily my favourite band of all time. I like your style knewnie :)
Tame Impala - Currents
83
• TommyCook's favourite artist.

I've never been heavily into Tame Impala but I've heard all their stuff a few times now and its always been quite good. I'm excited to hear the new album :)
Playboi Carti - Die Lit
78
• AZIZ's favourite artist.

I'm so glad Carti has garnered such a cult following, from the moment I first heard 'Magnolia' I knew this guy was different. Not too different though, he still shares many similarities with his contemporaries, but different in a sort of artistic way. Or to put it more simply, Carti slaps.
Joni Mitchell - Blue
• jkpyg's favourite artist.

If I'm being honest the only album I've heard from her is Blue but I really have to listen to more of her stuff cause that album is breathtaking.
Taylor Swift - 1989
69
• jkpyg's favourite artist.

Low-key underrated. She certainly has some serious flops in her career (all of Reputation for example) but 1989 and Red are seriously decent pop albums. She's definitely got talent and it shines through sometimes but alas not always. Style is a pop masterpiece though, one of my favourite pop songs of the 2010's.
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
95
• jkypg's favourite artist.

Even before NFR!, I've always had a soft spot for Lana. Her music always had the potential to be something great, something bigger than life and she finally delivered on the album I knew she had in her when Norman Fucking Rockwell! came out. She's only gonna develop as an artist from here and I'm excited to see what she comes out with next.
Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.
82
•Toasterqueen12's favourite artist.

This guy's music is just pure, sing along, fun. Jeff Rosenstock is proof that if Pop-Punk is done right, it's certainty worthy of respect. I'm eagerly anticipating new music from him, can't wait :)
BROCKHAMPTON - iridescence
94
• TreyLikesBands's favourite artist.
• Toasterqueen12's favourite artist.

Good pick you guys! BROCKHAMPTON are incredible. They're my artist of the decade on Spotify and rightly so if I'm being honest. I didn't even find myself listening to my pick, Car Seat Headrest, as often as I've listened to these guys. These guys are such a breath of fresh air in the hip hop scene and they've yet to release something I don't find to be great.
May I ask who your favourite member is Toasterqueen12 and TreyLikesBands? I always think it's interesting to hear who people gravitate to the most, for me it's always been Joba.
Frank Ocean - Blonde
91
• imgroot's favourite artist.

I can't think of a single artist in the alternative R&B genre as creative and influential as Frank. His music always is very comforting to me. I can't wait for a new full length project from him.
Radiohead - OK Computer
100
• AndreManfre93's favourite artist.
• okcomputer12127's favourite artist.
•_zeltrxn17's favourite artist.
• zackthesnack's favourite artist.

What is there to say about Radiohead that hasn't been said before? They're absolutely incredible. They completely changed the scope of rock music and modern music in general. They've got a number of masterpieces under their belt and Kid A is my second favourite album of all time. If I was to pick a second favourite artist I would look no further than Radiohead.
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
100
• KIDWITHGUNs's favourite artist.
• jacksimpson741's favourite artist.

The hip hop G.O.A.T. hands down. Nobody has been more influential on the genre for the last two decades than Kanye. He's constantly in the spotlight and never failing to lose my attention be it with his outstanding musical talent or with his borderline hilarious public persona. This man is one of a kind that's for sure.
Grimes - Art Angels
82
• Spacevacations's favourite artist.

God, I love Grimes. When it comes to art pop, she's in a whole world of her own. Actually scratch that. When it comes to anything, she's in a whole world of her own. Her music takes me to a different place. A dark yet comfortable place. A mysterious yet familiar place. So beautiful and ethereal, it just takes me to a different place.
FKA twigs - MAGDALENE
85
• se101'd favourite artist.

I'm only after recently getting into FKA twigs and I've seriously been missing out. MAGDALENE was one of my favourite albums last year and I'm excited cause I'm sure theres more where that came from.
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
90
• siberianbreaks's favourite artist.

An iconic band with some of the most iconic albums of all time. So so SO ahead of it's time. Lou Reed was something special.
Baxter Dury - Prince of Tears
• KengojiUltam's favourite artist.

Haven't heard too much from this guy but everything I've heard I've loved. It's groovy, it's charismatic, and it's certainly unique. Need to check out more from him for sure.
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
100
• DCCXX's favourite artist.
• musicn00b69420's favourite artists.

Great pick! Aphex twins music has wowed me as far I can remember. This man has been ahead of the curve for decades now, making music not quite like anything that has ever existed. He's the god of IDM, no question.
Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
87
• JohnnyB1965's favourite artist.
• itscase's favourite artist.
• d3ligtjohn's favourite artist.
• Cman99's favourite artist.

It's been great seeing Tyler grow and mature as an artist over the last few years. I did like his old edgy and raw music but these days he's making stuff that just blows all that out of the park. An amazing talent who's grown to expose his true colours. One of the best artists around today.
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
100
• Bruhman's favourite artist.
• itscase's favourite artist.
• TheRealEminem's favourite album.

God this guy is incredible. I remember first hearing TPAB when I was just 14 and it completely changed my concept of music and to this day I still can't get enough of that album. His music is just so incredible I don't even know where to begin. If there was someone who rivals Kanye as the G.O.A.T for me, it's this guy right here.
Deftones - Gore
• d3ligtjohn's favourite artist.

Alternative metal is hit or miss for me and so are Deftones if I'm being honest. White Pony is amazing but then there's albums like Gore or Deftones which I don't care for at all. Still though in general it's more hit than miss and i'd still consider them a good band at the end of the day.
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
85
• d3ligtjohn's favourite artist.

I can't believe how much music came out in the 2000's that is so heavily inspired by this guy. His music means a lot to me, it made me feel less alone when I needed it most. I wish he was around longer to share more of his gift with the world.
The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
• itscase's favourite artist.

I can't lie, I've never been to crazy about The Weeknds music but he certainly has some gems. House of Balloons is undeniably great. Other than that I suppose he's alright.
Gorillaz - Demon Days
91
• KingKRoolisBack's favourite artist.

I've been listening to the Gorillaz since I was like 8, no joke. Even though their last to albums haven't been of the highest quality, to put it lightly, their first three albums are Classics. They way they blend genres so effortlessly and the artistic style behind them is unlike anything else in the music world. And yes I'll always refer to them as "them". I like to imagine the music is actually made by 4 animated characters. It's more fun that way. :)
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
88
• KingKRoolisBack's favourite artist.

Sufjan has one of the most pleasant voices I've ever heard and it blends with his soft instrumentals very very well. The simplest way I would describe his music is very soft but very very powerful. Been a fan of his ever since Carrie & Lowell came out and I've been coming back time and time again.
Twenty One Pilots - Trench
75
• JohnnyB1965's favourite artist.

Can't really say I've been a fan of these guys. They're debut isn't great, Vessel is meh, I can't stand Blurryface, and Trench is great. They've always shown some potential and talent in all of their albums but I'd say Trench is their only worthwhile album from front to back.
Ariel Pink - pom pom
89
• zeltyy's favourite artist.

Anytime I listen to Ariel Pink I just picture myself at like a cool ass arcade in the 1980's. It's a sound that you can't really get from any other artist. The lad is just super cool.
MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS - No New World
• opressedwaifu's favourite artist.

Never heard of these guys before but I certainly like what I heard. It's fun, it's pleasant, and it's earwormy. Gonna check out their whole discography when I get the chance, colour me impressed.
Stereolab - Dots and Loops
• thejacktackshac's favourite artist.

Haven't heard much from Stereolab but from what I heard it's pretty damn good. Their music is experimental and ambitious but yet it doesn't lose its catchiness and fun spirit. It's a yes from me.
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
100
• JoaoSantos's favourite artist.
• CuckBoi5000's favourite artist.

Phil is just incredible. Wether it be as part of The Microphones, or under Mount Eerie, this guy's sound is so unique and melancholy. One of the few artist that can make me seriously emotional.
JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
83
• crizpii's favourite artist.

One of the most unique voices in hip hop today. So far everything he's released has been great, I can't wait to see this streak of good albums continue cause I know damn well it will.
Nirvana - Nevermind
91
• kathart's favourite artist.

How can you not at least respect Nirvana. Kurt Cobain was the voice of a generation and they completely flipped the meaning of popular music. I'll always love this band.
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
100
• kathart's favourite artist.

The Smiths were unstoppable back in the 80's. Everything they did was a gold. I do kind of wish they stuck together to make more music but I can't really complain with a catalogue this good. Johnny Marr's incredible guitar work and Morrissey's unique charisma and voice can't ever be replicated. Too bad Morrissey is a twat but that doesn't make me like the music itself any less.
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
100
• kathart's favourite artist.

Loveless is my absolute favourite album of all time. This band completely transformed my concept of what music could be. My Bloody Valentine almost isn't music, it's a feeling.
Quadeca - Voice Memos
• Oreox4's favourite artist.

Certainly far from awful but for me he doesn't really stand out from the crowd of contemporary artists making similar music. As far as YouTubers pursuing music though he's definitely far far FAR from the worst.
Sam Gellaitry - Escapism
• BuffaloStaple's favourite artist.

Another artist I've never heard of before today. And another artist who I quite enjoyed. It wouldn't be the best thing I've ever heard but it's certainly good enough to keep this on my radar from now on.
The Killers - Hot Fuss
67
• jewest30211's favourite artist.

Never been too big on The Killers but they certainly have some great songs. Everyone and their nan knows the words to Mr. Brightside and if that ain't something then I don't know what is. So in general I guess they're alright.
Swans - To Be Kind
95
• Benny's favourite artist.

These guys were ahead of the curve in the 80's, ahead of the curve in the 90's, and they're still ahead of the curve. One of the most creative bands of all time. I fucking love Swans.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
88
• RakkSmells' favourite artist.

Such a weird fucking band. First album i heard from them was Nonagon Infinity and I've been hooked since. They somehow manage to make every album different and unique yet still very much familiar. Except for Infest the Rats Nest, that was so out of nowhere but it was so great. Kickass band.
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
96
• Max2k's favourite artist.

One of the best artists of the 90's. Stuart Murdoch's vocals always make me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. The music itself is very somber and innocent sounding and its something I see myself coming back to very very often. It's never very complex but it never has reason to be. It's the epitome of pleasant music
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
87
• RakkSmells' favourite artist.

Incredible. Iconic. Unique. Superstar. Revolutionary. Those are just a few words I would use to describe David Bowie.
Mac Miller - Circles
72
• Maryann's favourite artist.

I've always thought Mac was a talent but I never really heavily vibed with his music but he's got some great songs throughout his unfortunately short career. Circles is a very good album however, and certainly my favourite from him. RIP.
Michael Jackson - Thriller
87
• LeoTurtle12's favourite artist.

I can't think of anything to say about Michael Jackson that hasn't been said before. This man changed the course of pop music history and his music is gonna live on forever. If there's any one artist I should thank for helping develop my interest in music growing up, its Michael right here.
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
91
• zackthesnack's favourite artist.

Grew up on these guys' music but unlike a good chunk of the music i listened to around the time, I still love My Chemical Romance now that I'm older. 'The Black Parade' is a classic but 'Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge' is heavily underrated in my opinion. Also PSA this is NOT emo...
La Dispute - Wildlife
• zackthesnack's favourite artist.

Awesome band. I really should listen to them more cause every time I do I find myself wholly impressed.
Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION
94
• kanye's favourite artist.

I'm a sucker for some good pop and this is certainly good pop. I remember when 'E•MO•TION' first came out and I started hearing good things about it I was a bit surprised cause I previously though she was a bit of a one-hit-wonder with 'Call Me Maybe' but I was very very wrong.
MF Doom - Mm.. Food
90
• Doofly's favourite artist.

One of the most unique artist in Hip-Hop history and I'll continue to wait my whole life if that's what it takes for a new Madvillain album. Real question though, does he wear the mask during sex?
Alvvays - Antisocialites
93
• Lemonkarina62's favourite artist.

I often listen to Alvvays when I wanna fall asleep. Not cause I think they're boring, I love them, but because I always found their music to put me in a happy place. It's the definition of feel good music to me. Molly's voice is so comforting. Love this band and I Alvvays will. I went there.
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1w
Can I be on the list? My favorite artists are Travis Scott, Kanye West, & Radiohead.
2w
The Beatles-Abbey Road.
3w
btw my favorite bands are gorillaz, death grips and swans. also i am the same person as @musicn00b69420
1mo
Mine is Michael Jackson
1mo
😁 Jonis Best Albums are Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, Hejira and Court and Spark. If you're going to listen to any more then those ones before the rest as she trailed off a bit after that 😉
1mo
Add Dessa and Perry Blake for me plz, I love them about as much as Baxter.
1mo
oh my god you didn't hate voice memos!!
1mo
You asked me, but I feel like you didn't see my response! :) its belle and sebastian
1mo
My favorite artist of all time is Gojira (Favorite album is From Mars To Sirius)
1mo
Thanks for reaching out man
1mo
My favorite member is Joba, runner up Don.
Joba is such a down-to-Earth guy in real life, which interestingly juxtaposes his musical performances on each BH album. All I can say is that his solo career will be spectacular.
Dom is just the best rapper and lyricist in the group, hands down. Debatably the most brutally honest in his bars as well.
GREAT LIST!
1mo
honored to be on the list!
1mo
Nevernind (:
1mo
Great list! Around The Fur is probably my favorite Deftones album tbh.
1mo
I wasn't even trying to be positive to everything, everyone just has good taste lol
1mo
This list is so overwhelmingly positive damn
1mo
Gotta go with Merlyn.
1) His energy elevates so many of the songs to another level.
2) he's incredibly nice and says a lot of stuff I agree with
3) he's the hottest member
1mo
You've way more than just me to thank for that :)
1mo
good list
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