Sunday, March 18, 2012

100 greatest men in music

After the unexpected popularity in last month's 100 greatest women in music list, I decided shortly after posting that blog to give my favorite male artists the same treatment. This took me a little longer to compose. I was going to do 200 like I did with the women but I decided against it. The amount of time I put into 100 was already consuming plenty of my time. This list was truly a labor of love for me. I hope people will like this list as much as my previous list. Keep in mind, this list is based on my taste in music as well as admiration and respect for artists who have influenced many of my favorite artists. This has nothing to do with mainstream music or what is popular. Without further ado, here is my list. Enjoy!

100. Raymond Watts
99. William Faith (Faith &The Muse)
98. Wayne Kramer (MC5)
97. Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM)
96. Richard Butler (The Psychedelic Furs)
95. Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly/Delerium)
94. Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode)
93. GG Allin
92. Josh Homes (Queens of the Stone Age)
91. Brian Eno
90. Angelo Bergamini (Kirlian Camera)
89. Trent Reznor
88. Ralf Hutter (Kraftwerk)
87. Peter Spilles (Project Pitchfork)
86. Hans Zimmer
85. Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection)
84. Robert Smith (The Cure)
83. Yo Yo Ma
82. Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish)
81. Bryan Ferry
80. Shane McGowan (The Pogues)
79. Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)
78. Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
77. ButchVig (Garbage)
76. Moby
75. Praga Khan (Lords of Acid)
74. Rhys Fulber (Conjure One)
73. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
72. Adam Ant
71. Paul Weller
70. TomShears (Assemblage 23)
69. Al Jourgensen (Ministry)
68. Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
67. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
66. Justin Elswick (Sleepthief)
65. Andydeane (Bella Morte)
64. James D. Stark
63. Ronny Moorings (Clan of Xymox)
62. Dave Grohl (FooFighters)
61. Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
60. Morrissey
59. Peter Hook (New Order)
58. Joey Ramone
57. Peter Heppner (Wolfsheim)
56. Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)
55. GPK (Gpkism)
54. Adrian Hate (Diary of Dreams)
53. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)
52. Blixa Bargeld (Einssturzende Neubaten)
51. John Williams
50. Chris Pohl (Blutengel/Terminal Choice)
49. Ian MacKaye (Fugazi/Minor Threat)
48.Weird Al Yankovic
47. Kaizer Von Loopy (Hanzel und Gretyl)
46. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
45. Jim Morrison (The Doors)
44. Nick Wade (Alien Sex Fiend)
43. Ludvig Van Beethoven
42. Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine)
41. Clint Carney (System Syn/Imperative Reaction)
40. Anders Hagstrom (Ashbury Heights)
39. Jesus &the MaryChain
38. Pet Shop Boys
37. Diego Merletto (The Frozen Autumn)
36. John Lennon
35. Nitin Sawhney
34. Midge Ure (Ultravox)
33. Andy LaPlegua (Combichrist/Icon of Coil/Panzer Ag/Scandinavian Cock/Scandy)
32. Joe Letz (Combichrist)
31. Daft Punk
30. Matt Fanale (Caustic)
29. Iggy Pop
28. Douglas P. (Death in June)
27. John Cage
26. Duran Duran
25. Johnny Lydon
24. Coil
23. Stephen Merritt
22. Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip/Klutae)
21. Clock DVA
20. Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)
19. Ian McCulloch (Echo & the Bunnymen)
18. Budgie (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
17. Mike Ness (Social Distortion)
16. Boyd Rice
15. Johann Sebastian Back
14. Caberet Voltaire
13. Erasure
12. Percy Trayanov (Cylab)
11. Rob Dickinson (Catherine Wheel)
10. Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy)
09. Peter Gabriel
08. Arvo Part
07. Ronan Harris (VNV Nation)
06. Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins/Violet Indiana)
05. Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance)
04. Leonard Cohen
03. David Bowie
02. Nick Cave (Nick Cave &The Bad Seeds/Grinderman)
01. Johnny Cash

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