The 500 Most Recommended Artists of the 2000s


1 Radiohead
2 The White Stripes
3 Kanye West
4 Arcade Fire
5 LCD Soundsystem
6 Jay-Z
7 OutKast
8 The Strokes
9 Animal Collective
10 Coldplay
11 M.I.A.
12 Arctic Monkeys
13 Wilco
14 Eminem
15 The Streets
16 Franz Ferdinand
17 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18 TV on the Radio
19 Sufjan Stevens
20 The Libertines
21 Queens of the Stone Age
22 Phoenix
23 Missy Elliott
24 Spoon
25 Interpol
26 Daft Punk
27 Justin Timberlake
28 MGMT
29 The Flaming Lips
30 Amy Winehouse
31 Burial
32 Dizzee Rascal
33 Modest Mouse
34 Hot Chip
35 The Shins
36 The National
37 Grizzly Bear
38 The Knife
39 Gorillaz
40 The Killers
41 Antony and The Johnsons
42 Bob Dylan
43 Portishead
44 Johnny Cash
45 Sigur Rós
46 Kings of Leon
47 The Avalanches
48 Beyoncé
49 Justice
50 PJ Harvey
51 Vampire Weekend
52 Fleet Foxes
53 Gnarls Barkley
54 Bright Eyes
55 Muse
56 Björk
57 Bon Iver
58 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
59 Joanna Newsom
60 The xx
61 U2
62 Bloc Party
63 Cat Power
64 The New Pornographers
65 Ghostface Killah
66 The Hold Steady
67 The Postal Service
68 Ryan Adams
69 Feist
70 The Rapture
71 Broken Social Scene
72 Panda Bear
73 Green Day
74 Elbow
75 Madonna
76 Kylie Minogue
77 Lily Allen
78 Beck
79 M83
80 Bruce Springsteen
81 The Roots
82 Dirty Projectors
83 Clipse
84 Deerhunter
85 System of a Down
86 Battles
87 Basement Jaxx
88 Primal Scream
89 Morrissey
90 Hercules and Love Affair
91 Tom Waits
92 At the Drive-In
93 Alicia Keys
94 Elliott Smith
95 Lil Wayne
96 Sleater-Kinney
97 Junior Boys
98 Blur
99 Rufus Wainwright
100 Neko Case
101 The Horrors
102 Grandaddy
103 The Decemberists
104 Robyn
105 Lady Gaga
106 My Morning Jacket
107 Goldfrapp
108 Doves
109 Beirut
110 Madvillain
111 D'Angelo
112 The Walkmen
113 Aaliyah
114 Death Cab for Cutie
115 Cut Copy
116 Belle and Sebastian
117 Air
118 Yo La Tengo
119 Scissor Sisters
120 The Gossip
121 Fever Ray/Karin Dreijer
122 The Hives
123 50 Cent
124 Okkervil River
125 Fuck Buttons
126 Santigold
127 Of Montreal
128 Rihanna
129 The Notwist
130 Wolf Parade
131 Sonic Youth
132 Bat for Lashes
133 Drive-By Truckers
134 Iron & Wine
135 Mastodon
136 Band of Horses
137 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
138 Boards of Canada
139 Liars
140 Peter Bjorn and John
141 Klaxons
142 !!!
143 Röyksopp
144 The Microphones
145 R. Kelly
146 Brian Wilson
147 The Raconteurs
148 Britney Spears
149 Camera Obscura
150 Girls
151 J Dilla [Jay Dee]
152 Snoop Dogg
153 The Coral
154 Common
155 Erykah Badu
156 Badly Drawn Boy
157 Kelis
158 Annie
159 Lambchop
160 Jens Lekman
161 Fennesz
162 Four Tet
163 Weezer
164 Midlake
165 Super Furry Animals
166 Glasvegas
167 N.E.R.D.
168 Low
169 The Wrens (II)
170 Ricardo Villalobos
171 Damien Rice
172 Devendra Banhart
173 Bill Callahan
174 Gillian Welch
175 The Mars Volta
176 Gwen Stefani
177 The Black Keys
178 Grinderman
179 Richard Hawley
180 Cannibal Ox
181 Caribou/Manitoba
182 Norah Jones
183 Kelly Clarkson
184 Editors
185 The Dandy Warhols
186 Kaiser Chiefs
187 Ted Leo
188 Art Brut
189 ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
190 The Futureheads
191 Amerie
192 Luomo
193 Lindstrøm
194 Red Hot Chili Peppers
195 The Last Shadow Puppets
196 Robert Plant
197 Fugazi
198 Amadou & Mariam
199 Maxïmo Park
200 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
201 Broadcast
202 Sugababes
203 DJ Shadow
204 The Antlers
205 Scott Walker
206 New Order
207 Danger Mouse
208 T.I.
209 Wild Beasts
210 Destiny's Child
211 Electric Six
212 Robert Wyatt
213 McLusky
214 Pharrell Williams
215 Foo Fighters
216 Loretta Lynn
217 Lucinda Williams
218 Nelly Furtado
219 The Go! Team
220 Tool
221 The Darkness
222 Japandroids
223 The Mountain Goats
224 La Roux
225 The Field
226 Lupe Fiasco
227 Raekwon
228 Fiona Apple
229 Roots Manuva
230 M. Ward
231 Gang Gang Dance
232 Solomon Burke
233 Prefuse 73
234 Atlas Sound
235 Babyshambles
236 Eels
237 William Basinski
238 Calexico
239 UGK
240 Nelly
241 Spiritualized
242 Florence + The Machine
243 Manic Street Preachers
244 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
245 Crystal Castles
246 Girl Talk
247 The Good, the Bad and the Queen
248 Junior Senior
249 Flying Lotus
250 Mogwai
251 Andrew Bird
252 The Ting Tings
253 Jimmy Eat World
254 Thom Yorke
255 CSS
256 No Age
257 Christina Aguilera
258 Noir Désir
259 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
260 The Game
261 Guillemots
262 Three 6 Mafia
263 Yeasayer
264 2 Many DJs
265 Ludacris
266 Passion Pit
267 Rilo Kiley
268 Isolée
269 The Chemical Brothers
270 Mumford & Sons
271 Miranda Lambert
272 Friendly Fires
273 Joy Orbison
274 Sparklehorse
275 Alison Krauss
276 Fischerspooner
277 Deftones
278 Estelle
279 Bonnie "Prince" Billy
280 The Big Pink
281 The Bug
282 The Fiery Furnaces
283 Tinariwen
284 Metro Area
285 The Vines
286 Ali Farka Touré
287 Kate Bush
288 Vitalic
289 Unwound
290 Salif Keita
291 Usher
292 St. Vincent
293 Sébastien Tellier
294 The Dismemberment Plan
295 Ry Cooder
296 Blonde Redhead
297 Håkan Hellström
298 Herbert
299 Jamie Lidell
300 Cody Chesnutt
301 Konono No. 1
302 Fountains of Wayne
303 Hot Hot Heat
304 The Books
305 R.E.M.
306 Girls Aloud
307 Gotan Project
308 Mos Def
309 Talib Kweli
310 Mary J. Blige
311 Squarepusher
312 Twista
313 Panjabi MC
314 Aphex Twin
315 Gas
316 DJ Mujava
317 Patrick Wolf
318 Ladytron
319 Kid Cudi
320 The Pipettes
321 Johnny Boy
322 Wolfman
323 Peter Doherty
324 Dntel
325 Stars
326 Mark Lanegan
327 The Von Bondies
328 Clinic
329 Aimee Mann
330 Múm
331 Akufen
332 Destroyer
333 Spiller
334 Damian Marley
335 The Drums
336 Dungen
337 Wu-Tang Clan
338 Sunn O)))
339 Pulp
340 St Germain
341 The Unicorns
342 Jim O'Rourke
343 My Chemical Romance
344 Los Campesinos!
345 Snow Patrol
346 El-P
347 Moloko
348 Steve Earle
349 Nathan Fake
350 Kings of Convenience
351 M.O.P.
352 Duffy
353 Major Lazer
354 Black Kids
355 Jill Scott
356 cLOUDDEAD
357 Manu Chao
358 Kasabian
359 Dixie Chicks
360 Tocotronic
361 Keane
362 Blackalicious
363 Andrew W.K.
364 Mike Jones
365 Freelance Hellraiser
366 Les Savy Fav
367 Gui Boratto
368 Jet
369 Mylo
370 Fucked Up
371 Alter Ego
372 Amon Tobin
373 Paul McCartney
374 Peaches
375 Jürgen Paape
376 Beth Gibbons
377 The Cribs
378 Lil Jon
379 Regina Spektor
380 Wiley
381 Bran Van 3000
382 Warren Zevon
383 Jarvis Cocker
384 Stars Of The Lid
385 Soulwax
386 José González
387 Richard Ashcroft
388 t.A.T.u.
389 Q-Tip
390 Depeche Mode
391 Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
392 The Thermals
393 Broken Bells
394 Lykke Li
395 Sean Paul
396 Empire of the Sun
397 Edan
398 Late of the Pier
399 Mercury Rev
400 CocoRosie
401 Felix Da Housecat
402 The Wombats
403 Mika
404 Jamie Foxx
405 Orchestra Baobab
406 The Moldy Peaches
407 Beach House
408 Sun Kil Moon
409 HEALTH
410 Tweet
411 British Sea Power
412 Led Zeppelin
413 Róisín Murphy
414 Kate Nash
415 Nas
416 All Saints
417 Drake
418 The Thrills
419 Golden Boy
420 Travis
421 El Guincho
422 Pink
423 No Doubt
424 Frida Hyvönen
425 Them Crooked Vultures
426 Lightning Bolt
427 Stephen Malkmus
428 Jamie T
429 Frightened Rabbit
430 Alan Braxe and Fred Falke
431 Mystery Jets
432 Studio
433 Carla Bruni
434 Ellen Allien
435 Ciara
436 Jurassic 5
437 Ulrich Schnauss
438 KT Tunstall
439 Beastie Boys
440 DJ Koze
441 Cassie
442 Radio 4
443 The Very Best
444 Busta Rhymes
445 Ms. Dynamite
446 Julian Casablancas
447 Jenny Lewis
448 Shearwater
449 Plastikman
450 Familjen
451 Boris
452 Ian Brown
453 Eve
454 Jeans Team
455 Metronomy
456 Lumidee
457 The Juan MacLean
458 Lil Mama
459 Cold War Kids
460 King Biscuit Time
461 Ash
462 Shakira
463 Spinto Band
464 Arnaud Fleurent-Didier
465 Neon Indian
466 So Solid Crew
467 Kings of Tomorrow
468 Chamillionaire
469 Air France
470 Uffie
471 Hard-Fi
472 Randy Newman
473 David Byrne
474 Xiu Xiu
475 Fabolous
476 Mariah Carey
477 Mystikal
478 Modjo
479 Sade
480 The Soggy Bottom Boys
481 The Temper Trap
482 Café Tacvba
483 The Kooks
484 Triángulo de Amor Bizarro
485 Nine Inch Nails
486 The Rakes
487 Los Planetas
488 clor
489 Add N to (X)
490 Benga
491 Dinosaur Jr.
492 The Embassy
493 Adam Green
494 Built to Spill
495 Calvin Harris
496 Max Tundra
497 Adele
498 Underworld
499 The Bravery
500 Stereophonics