MY FAVORITE MUSIC ARTISTS OF ALL TIME

So, yeah. I'm back. But only to fulfill this list request, which I couldn't pass up. Then it's back to radio silence. Initially I had wanted to keep it a really tight list. But there are literally countless artists I am inspired by and who's music I adore. Even with making some REALLY hard cuts, I still couldn't get it down to less than 50 🤷‍♂️
  1. 50.
    Patti Smith
    Essential album: Horses
  2. 49.
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Essential album: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
  3. 48.
    Duke Ellington
    Essential album: Ellington Uptown
  4. 47.
    Chuck Berry
    Essential album: Chuck Berry…Is On Top
  5. 46.
    Tupac
    Essential album: All Eyez On Me
  6. 45.
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    Essential album: Deja Vu
  7. 44.
    Thelonious Monk
    Essential album: Monk's Dream
  8. 43.
    Joni Mitchell
    Essential album: Court & Spark
  9. 42.
    Elvis Presley
    Essential album: Elvis Presley
  10. 41.
    The Rolling Stones
    Essential album: Exile on Main St.
  11. 40.
    Mitski
    Essential album: Puberty 2
  12. 39.
    Punch Brothers
    Essential album: Who's Feeling Young Now?
  13. 38.
    Arkells
    Essential album: Jackson Square
  14. 37.
    A Tribe Called Quest
    Essential album: The Low End Theory
  15. 36.
    Ray Charles
    Essential album: Ray Charles
  16. 35.
    Aretha Franklin
    Essential album: Young, Gifted and Black
  17. 34.
    Marvin Gaye
    Essential album: What's Going On?
  18. 33.
    Pink Floyd
    Essential album: The Dark Side of the Moon
  19. 32.
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Essential album: Cosmo's Factory
  20. 31.
    Talking Heads
    Essential album: Speaking in Tongues
  21. 30.
    Kendrick Lamar
    Essential album: To Pimp a Butterfly
  22. 29.
    Frank Ocean
    Essential album: Blonde
  23. 28.
    The Black Keys
    Essential album: Attack & Release
  24. 27.
    The Who
    Essential album: Who's Next?
  25. 26.
    Led Zeppelin
    Essential album: Led Zeppelin
  26. 25.
    Sam Cooke
    Essential album: Portrait of a Legend
  27. 24.
    David Bowie
    Essential album: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  28. 23.
    The Beach Boys
    Essential albums: Pet Sounds
  29. 22.
    Miles Davis
    Essential album: Kind of Blue
  30. 21.
    Van Morrison
    Essential album: Moondance
  31. 20.
    Leonard Cohen
    Essential album: Songs from a Room
  32. 19.
    Iron & Wine
    Essential album: The Shepherd's Dog
  33. 18.
    The Tallest Man On Earth
    Essential album: There's No Leaving Now
  34. 17.
    John Coltrane
    Essential album: Blue Train
  35. 16.
    Stevie Wonder
    Essential album: Innervisions
  36. 15.
    John Mayer
    Essential album: Continuum
  37. 14.
    Right Away, Great Captain! (Andy Hull)
    Essential album: The Bitter End
  38. 13.
    Neil Young
    Essential album: After the Gold Rush
  39. 12.
    Father John Misty
    Essential album: I Love You, Honeybear
  40. 11.
    Steely Dan
    Essential album: Can't Buy a Thrill
  41. 10.
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Essential album: Bridge Over Troubled Water
  42. 9.
    Manchester Orchestra
    Essential album: Mean Everything to Nothing
  43. 8.
    The Band
    Essential album: Music from Big Pink
  44. 7.
    Jimi Hendrix
    Essential album: Bold as Love
  45. 6.
    Sufjan Stevens
    Essential album: Illinois
  46. 5.
    Bob Dylan
    Essential album: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
  47. 4.
    The Avett Brothers
    Essential album: Emotionalism
  48. 3.
    Elliott Smith
    Essential Album: Either/Or
  49. 2.
    Bon Iver
    Essential album: For Emma, Forever Ago
  50. 1.
    The Beatles
    Essential album: Abbey Road