Favorite Artists

By TheBlueBoy
updated about 1 month ago

A list of my favorite artists. Loosely based on ranking, especially the top 20.

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  3. Lead composer of so much SimCity music goodness. The soundtracks were really one of its kind at the time, and has absolutely influenced my musical taste.
    Essential album: 'Music From SimCity 4' (2003)
    Essential tracks: 'Sim Broadway', 'New Terrain' and 'By the Bay'

  4. Extremely versatile and enormously underrated pop-duo from the Netherlands. Their ability to make sweet, groovy and uplifting music in any genre is very impressive, as is their attention to detail.
    Essential album: 'We Are A&C' (2001)
    Essential tracks: 'Spacebeach', 'Can You Pah-Pah?', 'Ocean Drive' and 'Games'

  5. This duo has probably produced the best nu-jazz album there is. Their sense for grooves that stay interesting and melodic really lift them high above the future jazz crowd.
    Essential album: 'Spectrum' (2002)
    Essential tracks: 'Chok-A-Blok Avenue', 'Waves in the Sun' and 'Bellavista'

  6. Easily the best project fusing jazz and hiphop around. Pure listening pleasure.
    Essential album: 'Rebirth Of Cool' (2008)
    Essential tracks: 'New York New York', 'It's Yours' and 'Inside My Love (For Minnie)'

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  8. German collective with an excellent sense for putting together marvelous grooves, but can produce extremely relaxing tracks as well.
    Essential album: 'Tempomat' (2005)
    Essential tracks: 'Der Springende Punkt', 'Jaguar', 'Kleine Träumerei' and 'Bigfoot in Love'

  9. Produces some nice moody downtempo tracks, but his first album is an absolute landmark album in the downtempo field, encompassing many moods and levels of abstraction.
    Essential album: 'Sunday' (2001)
    Essential tracks: 'Temporary Fever', 'The Beats Are...', 'Fall' and 'Warmin''

  10. Is able to produce some of the most stunning downtempo tracks around, yearning and full of melancholia.
    Essential album: 'New Stories' (1997)
    Essential tracks: 'Far Places', 'Depart' and 'Recognise'