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Tokimonsta: Top 12 Songs

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Tokimonsta – who goes by the name of Jennifer Lee – started off her career in L.A. as a DJ, crafti...

Tinariwen: Top 15 Songs

Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. When listening to Tinariwen you’re spellbound by their haunting desert charm and rebellious sahara spirit. They were founded by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, who at age four witnessed the execution of his father (a Tuareg rebel) during a 1963 uprising in Mali. As a child he saw a western film in which a cowboy played a guitar. Ag Alhabib built his own guitar out of a tin can, a stick and bicycle brake wire. He started to play old Tuareg and modern Arabic pop tunes, more than a few years later his band, Tinariwen, is probably the most authentic international act in the world....

Sigur Rós: Top 10 Songs

Sigur Rós are an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. The band is named after Jónsi's sister Sigurrós Elín....

Bee Gees: Top 15 Songs

Who hasn't danced to the Bee Gees til they ran out of breath or made ridiculous moves in the car when they come on the radio? From being our parents' favorite party music to becoming our generation's favorite disco sounds, the Bee Gees......

Johann Sebastian Bach: Top 5 Compositions

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas of which around two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth....

Gogol Bordello: Top 10 Songs

Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring. Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music mixed with punk and dub. The band incorporates accordion and violin (and on some albums, saxophone)....

Nick Drake: Top 5 Songs

// The "doomed romantic" figure, Nick Drake, passed away before his music gained any widespread recognition. However, critical reappraisal and a num...