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By December 29, 2015Music

This list gets updated almost daily, but as of December 29, 2015, here is an A-Z list of my all-time favorite musical artists.

  • Ryan Adams, Arctic Monkeys, Joseph Arthur
  • The Beatles, Beck, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Buffalo Springfield, The Beta Band, Blind Pilot, Boxer Rebellion, Black Keys, Balthazar*
  • Joe Cocker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chambers Brothers, The Cribs, Califone
  • Bob Dylan, Death Cab for Cutie, Dead Trees, Dr. Dog, Doves, Department of Eagles, Divine Fits*
  • Echo and the Bunnymen, Editors, Elbow, Empires*
  • Frightened Rabbit, Future Islands, French Kicks, Foals
  • Green Day, Gomez, Gaslight Anthem, Grizzly Bear
  • Helio Sequence, Hacienda, The Head and the Heart, Hurricane Bells, Emmy Lou Harris, The Horrible Crowes, The Horrors
  • Interpol, Idlewild, Jason Isbell
  • James, Jesus and Mary Chain, Jethro Tull
  • Kasabian, Killers, Kinks, Kings of Leon, Kongos*
  • Longwave, Annie Lennox, Lovin’ Spoonful, Little Feat, The Lumineers*
  • Van Morrison, Mando Diao, Morrissey (and The Smiths), Bob Marley, Mayonnaise, Maximo Park
  • The National, Noah and the Whale, New Radicals, No*
  • Okkervil River, Beth Orton, Oasis
  • Grant Lee Phillips, The Pretenders
  • Queen
  • The Rolling Stones, REM, Rogue Wave, Josh Ritter, Rodriguez, Radiohead, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats*
  • The Stills, The Strokes (and Julian Casablancas), Rod Stewart, Spirit, Simon & Garfunkel, Stereophonics, Spoon, The Shins, Smoke & Jackal*
  • Teddy Thompson, TV On The Radio, Tanlines, Texas
  • U2
  • Velvet Underground, The Vaccines, Vance Joy*
  • The Walkmen, Whiskeytown, The White Stripes, Wilco, White Lies, White Denim, White Rabbits, Steve Wynn, The War on Drugs, World Leader Pretend*, White Sea*, Tom Waits
  • X Ambassadors, XX
  • Neil Young, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Young the Giant
  • Zero 7

*     Probationary, based on one solid album


  • Steven says:

    So much great stuff here, Stuart! We’ve discussed a lot of these bands before but there are still plenty of surprises. The Horrors, for one…I really love that band but they’re not well known. You always turn me on to something new, so I’ll be checking out more of these artists.

  • ed says:

    When ever I think of Queen I think of Ten CC. Listening to the radio I would hear ” The things you do for love” and wonder if that was Ten CC or Queen. Why i that? Probably no good reason. I guess it’s the harmony’s.

  • Gary says:

    Great list. Can’t say I am a U2 fan, but Uncle Kracker is no better.

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