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Forums - Music Discussion - Your top 5 Music Artists/Bands of All Time

I'm very passionate about music, so it seems like an impossible task to come up with a list of only five bands (artists), but

I'll give it a try, I will mention bands across my favorite music genres.

-Black Sabbath: I'm a huge metalhead and I can honestly say there is no greater metal band then BS, they practically created the modern archetype for the genre and most of its sub-genres can be traced back to Sabbath.

-Joy Division: I'm a metalhead with a goth heart, and Joy Division is my absolute favorite when it comes to deep voiced, somber and depressive sound.

-Nine Inch Nails: A perfect mash-up of the former two with loads of techno-punk  for good measure. Trent Reznor is my favorite musician of all time. 

-Therion: Love classical music and love heavy metal, enough said, plus, their whole concept of occultism, mythology and phylosophy resonates with me strongly.

-Alexander Borodin: Saw Prince Igor at the Met a while ago and it made me forget about Wagner, Bisset and Tchaikovsky, the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, besides, he was a chemist, so as a scientist myself, I find inspiration in the fact that he could do both things.

Honourable mentions: Tool, Judas Priest, Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows, Killing Joke, Mayhem.

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Jumpin said:

Hmmmm, let's see... I'd have to say:

Boney M
Millie Vanilli
No Mercy

I like how all the lead singers kinda sound like the same person.

No love for Modern Talking which reminds me this is still one of the funniest TV ads of all time.

I like way too many acts and genre to narrow it down to just 5. Instead I'm going to flip the script and list my top 5 movie composers of all time:
1. Ennio Morricone
2. John William
3. Jerry Goldsmith
4. Hans Zimmer
5. James Horner

honorable mentions Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Hermann and Maurice Jarre

Foo fighters
All American rejects
The offspring



Close but no cigar: 

Sum 41, nickelback, theory of a deadman, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, the killers, linkin Park. 

Last edited by UltimateGamer1982 - on 29 July 2018

Yoko Kanno
Daft Punk
Queens of the Stone Age

Honorable Mention: The Synthwave genre

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I'm glad this thread is still kind of alive. I look at the artist most of you have as your top 5 and it makes he seriously happy. So much good music out there.

For me:

1. Oasis

2. Ages and Ages

3. Radiohead

4. The Verve

5. Johnny Cash

"There are things which, if done by the few, we should refuse to imitate; yet when the majority have begun to do them, we follow along - just as if anything were more honourable because it is more frequent!"


1. NIN
2. Boards of Canada
3. ...And You Will Know us by the Trail of Dead
4. Goldfrapp
5. David Bowie

1. Led Zeppelin

2. Ozzy Osbourne

3. Luke Combs

4. Nirvana

5. The Yardbirds

Flilix said:
1. Mumford & Sons
2. Green Day
3. The Killers
4. Volbeat
5. Adrian Von Ziegler

Honorable mentions: Arctic Monkeys, Guns N Roses, Metallica, Slipknot, Muse, The Strokes, Paramore, Avril Lavigne, Enya, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jake Bugg, blink-182, Editors, The National, The War on Drugs, Poets of the Fall

One year later, I don't approve this message.

But to be honest, I don't think I could make a new list. There isn't a single artist I ever got deeply invested in. I listen to a wide variety of songs and artist and my preference changes every day.

Anyways, some more honorable mentions: Daft Punk, Ghost, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Avicii, MGMT, Pink Floyd, ABBA

Last edited by Flilix - on 16 March 2019