I’ve been neglecting this blog out of being busy. But now I’ll make up for that but presenting a 20 of my favorite artists with a variety of genres~ warning shamless praise of presented artists. ♥ Also, click name to get to their homepage or lastfm site. ^^
When my friend showed me this band 7 years ago it became an instant favorite of mine and still is. Ben Folds Five and later just Ben Folds, juggles rock music accompanied by extraordinary piano playing with non-sense lyrics and the more philosophical songs. How can you not love this band?
5. Emilie Simon
Sweet, spicy, dreamlike, melodic, electronic, flora, dark, light. I don’t think there’s and adjective describing Emilie Simon’s music, all I know is that I’ve adored and been inspired by here since the first time I heard Flear de Saison. This french electronica/pop singer with a voice that is said to resemble Kate Bush covers them all. Give it a shot and listen to all her albums as they differ quite a lot.
10. Steve Conte
Steve Conte, many may know him as guitarist for the New York Dolls, but I discovered him first after hearing Rain from the anime Cowboy Bebop and after that all the songs I found from him made me adore him more and more. Many projects with Yoko Kanno, The Contes and The Crazy Truth show each a different side of his music, a must hear~
11. Sufjan Stevens
Multi-artist singing songs of the unusual, better to listen than read~
12. The SuperVC
Or 果味VC as this chinese rock band may also be know. Listen up to these boys with the beatles hairdos~
15. Yann Tiersen
It’s an understatment to say that I adore the most perfect man Yann Tiersen. If we could keep just one musician on earth, It would have to bee Tiersen. 8) Most famous for the soundtrack to the Amelie, but have plenty of other mindblowing works~ I’d like to present to you a piece from his newest CDs Tabarly.
Merry! One of my all times favorite j-rock bands~ Saw them front row at V-rock festival 2009! 8D~
17. Silje Nergaard
18. Ella Fitzgerald