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MUSIC TO MY EARS

By January 29, 2019Music

What does today’s music have in common with all the best of previous generations? Plenty, if you give it a listen. You’ll experience equal or better musicianship, songwriting and creativity. For example, here is my A-Z list of favorite artists spanning multiple generations. By all means, don’t hesitate to share your critiques and comments.

  • Ryan Adams, Arctic Monkeys, Joseph Arthur
  • The Beatles, Beck, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blood, Sweat & Tears (with Al Kooper), Buffalo Springfield, The Beta Band / Steve Mason, Blind Pilot, Boxer Rebellion, Balthazar
  • Joe Cocker, Chambers Brothers, Leonard Cohen, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Camera Obscura, Califone, The Coral, Caveman
  • Bob Dylan, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Trees, Department of Eagles, Depeche Mode, Dr. Dog, Divine Fits*
  • Echo and the Bunnymen, Editors, Empires*
  • Future Islands (pictured above), French Kicks, Foals, Frightened Rabbit
  • Gomez, Green Day, Gaslight Anthem, Grizzly Bear, Geographer, The Growlers
  • Helio Sequence, The Head and the Heart, Hacienda, Hurricane Bells, Emmy Lou Harris, The Horrible Crowes, The Horrors
  • Interpol, Idlewild, Jason Isbell
  • James, Jesus and Mary Chain, Jethro Tull, Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Kinks, Kings of Leon, Killers, Kasabian, Kongos
  • Longwave, Annie Lennox, Lovin’ Spoonful, Little Feat, Lord Huron, Local Natives
  • Van Morrison, Mando Diao, Morrissey (and The Smiths), Bob Marley, Mayonnaise
  • The National, Noah and the Whale, New Radicals, No*, Night Beats*
  • Okkervil River, Ought, Beth Orton, Oasis
  • Grant Lee Phillips, The Pretenders, Robert Plant, Papa*
  • Queen
  • The Rolling Stones, REM, Chris Rea, Rogue Wave, Josh Ritter, Matthew Ryan, Rolling Blackouts C.F., Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Rodriguez
  • The Stills, The Strokes, Rod Stewart, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Spirit, Stereophonics, Spoon, Cat Stevens, Smoke & Jackal*
  • Teddy Thompson, TV On The Radio, Tanlines, Texas, Twin Shadow, Typhoon
  • U2
  • Velvet Underground, The Vaccines
  • The Walkmen, Whiskeytown, Riley Walker, The White Stripes, Wilco, White Lies, White Rabbits, Steve Wynn, The War on Drugs, Tom Waits, Wolf Parade, Wild Beasts
  • X Ambassadors, XX
  • Neil Young, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Young the Giant, Yeasayer
  • Zero 7

*             Probationary, based on one solid album, so far

 

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