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#1 Posted by ztiworoh (910 posts) -

My answer is hands down Josh Ritter. I'm a sucker for well-written, meaningful lyrics and this guy is easily one of the best in the business. He puts on a hell of a live show too. How about the rest of the GB community?

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#2 Posted by sionweeks (709 posts) -

Tame Impala.

#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Garbage, their music is diverse and very powerful.

#4 Posted by Bogitt (206 posts) -

Love these guys...

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#5 Posted by Sin4profit (3177 posts) -

The Generationals

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#6 Posted by Hamst3r (4881 posts) -

Listen to more Tuvan rock, It's awesome.

Hanggai:

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Yat-Kha:

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#7 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -
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Sadly, i fear this type of music is on the brink of being forgotten.

#8 Edited by drGiggless (225 posts) -

Obviously.

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#9 Posted by MonetaryDread (2373 posts) -

@sionweeks said:

Tame Impala.

This band is awesome.

#10 Posted by Somnus (89 posts) -
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#11 Posted by brophdog (101 posts) -

Clutch

#12 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -
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Hip Hop Violin

#13 Posted by Nightriff (6340 posts) -

Fear Factory, deserve more than they get

#14 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3295 posts) -

Agalloch.

#15 Posted by Breadfan (6803 posts) -
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#16 Posted by Cloudenvy (5874 posts) -

School Food Punishment.

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It's a shame that they went on hiatus.

#17 Posted by JasonR86 (10007 posts) -

This musician creates music that not everyone will enjoy. But I doubt anyone would say what he does isn't incredibly impressive.

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#18 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2734 posts) -

Devin Townsend.

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#19 Posted by JesterPC238 (375 posts) -

Coheed and Cambria (beyond Welcome Home)

Circa Survive

Fall of Troy (now broken up sadly)

Dillinger Escape Plan

Protest the Hero

Torche

Nero

I could go on...

#20 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5148 posts) -

FLiP

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#21 Posted by Harkat (1158 posts) -

@Bogitt Come on man, those are relatively famous in the UK. But yeah, good music :)

Now THIS, this is unjustly unknown: Wisp, a seriously classy IDM/ambient electronica artist:

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#22 Posted by Harkat (1158 posts) -

@VinceNotVance: Wow, that's actually legitimately fantastic. Thanks!

#23 Edited by Venatio (4654 posts) -

Poets of The Fall makes some amazing music, known from Remedy Games. I thinkt they deserve some more attention and praise

And another amazing song

#24 Posted by chrissedoff (2244 posts) -

Cloud Nothings

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#25 Posted by NegativeCero (3090 posts) -

Murder By Death

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#26 Edited by Clinkz (1116 posts) -

elvis

EDIT: Dang near every band mentioned in here is awful. Better left unknown.

#27 Posted by bassman2112 (991 posts) -

Gavin Castleton, without a doubt. He is one of my biggest influences as a musician, but almost no-one knows him

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#28 Posted by andriv (271 posts) -

Amina http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BYIDUvAtiGc

#29 Posted by Omnomnivore (2940 posts) -

@Dagbiker: Even though the music she is representing I don't care for, that is talent.

#30 Posted by EuanDewar (5147 posts) -
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#31 Edited by Bogitt (206 posts) -

@Harkat:

True, but OP is from America figured he might not of heard of them.

Wow, like that bit of music too - Nice!

#32 Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497 (578 posts) -

Clutch. I don't get how they're not totally huge as they have been around for for over 20 years and have a giant following but somehow they've never really broke through to that really huge audience. The closest thing they've had to a "hit" is their track "Electric Worry" which some of you may recognize from the Left 4 Dead 2 ads a few years back, though it's not terribly representative of their style which has varied quite a bit throughout their career. They've also had their songs appear on TV shows like The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy, Here's a few tracks from throughout their career but believe me when I say that these barely scratch the surface.

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#33 Posted by matthias2437 (992 posts) -

Nurses

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#34 Posted by GJSmitty (685 posts) -

Daniel Yount, he's a great composer:

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#35 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (386 posts) -

Always and forever Aidan Knight

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#36 Posted by CashBailey (808 posts) -

@BulletproofMonk said:

Devin Townsend.

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Devin Townsend is the greatest musician on the planet.

Troof!!

#37 Posted by Jace (1135 posts) -
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The best.

#38 Edited by Seppli (11233 posts) -

Just recently discovered Baroness via the Twitter feed of David Goldfarb, the executive producer for BF3's SP campaign. I love the instrumental stuff they do, the 'singing' bits are an aquired taste, but I do warm to their peculiar interplay somewhat. T'is my favorite song of theirs thus far. Every now and then I delve into their more aggressive materials. Outstanding muscians, and a very 'genre' singer. Unique, and awesome.

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#39 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1096 posts) -

Everything Josh Homme is associated with.

#40 Posted by mandude (2670 posts) -
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I never miss a chance to plug the Horslips.

#41 Posted by Alarmpunch (18 posts) -

Jerry Cantrell

#42 Edited by tallTuck94 (584 posts) -

Enter Shikari

The messages and ideals behind their songs resonates with me well, especially songs like System... ...Meltdown and Stalemate.

Most people I show them to hate them though as they say they're too dubsteppy or too hardcore. I love them because of the balance of both genres.

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#43 Posted by InternetCrab (1581 posts) -
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Dead by April. It is a Swedish metal band that are really awesome.

#44 Posted by habster3 (3618 posts) -

Big Black. Although they were pretty influential on future punk, noise and industrial bands, a lot of people have never heard of them.

Also, there's this French post/black metal shoegaze-y group called Alcest, and their sound is both unique and beautiful. More people need to know about them.

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#45 Edited by RockAction (375 posts) -

David Johansen from the New York Dolls is pretty good, and they don't really get much credit for their recent work and some of his solo stuff;

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Always enjoyed the music of Johnny Flynn, he seemed to miss out on the neo-folk revival (maybe to his benefit considering it includes acts like laura marling / mumford and sons)

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And Death, its insane to think this was from 1974

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#46 Posted by Catarrhal (866 posts) -

Threads like these were a hell of a lot more interesting prior to the existence of YouTube.

#47 Posted by LTSmash (700 posts) -

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Rosetta_Tharpe

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Skip to 1:28 and watch this lady shred.

#48 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6497 posts) -

Slug from Atmosphere is one of my all-time favorite lyricists. It's rare when a rapper can kick ass in a freestyle battle and then sit down and write intricate rhymes rich with symbolism and storytelling. It's never pretentious, though, which is what makes the music so perfect to me.

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#49 Posted by Jay444111 (2640 posts) -

Nobue Uematsu should become WAY more famous than he already is IMO.

#50 Posted by FilipHolm (688 posts) -

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. That man and his songwriting...*sigh*