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Who do you think are the most proficient or creative musical artist(s) of the 2010 decade?


Ideally someone who formed around that time or just before, or peaked during that decade. I can think of many examples of artists who have been creating since the 90s and a few from the early 2000s, but trying to think of newer decent musicians.

Ironically I've put this in entertainment and not 'the arts' but this is basically the music section anyway.

I don't have a solid answer to this and haven't listened to enough 2010 music to really answer. When I start digging I realise artists I thought developed most of their work in the 2010s have been around since the 2000s, and some I assumed popped up in the 2000s/2010s have been around since the 90s. Then you have to consider the level of control people have now like who produces their own music now (very few.) But here are some I think are interesting in terms of sound or other stylistic decisions, that have come about in the 2010s:

Very interesting vocals:


Her music has that nice haunting mystical sound to it that I like. I also find her very interesting to listen to in interviews as well, reminds me of Björk a bit because they have that kind of playful/naturalistic personality type:






I find Grimes very off putting as a person probably because she falls in with all the rationalist/silicon valley/accelerationist/anarco-capitalist people and I discovered her music way before I came across these communities online and talking to rationalists but I eventually did and they're not all bad but it's all like a black hole and very incestuous you're always like 2 degrees removed from someone who is basically a cult leader/psychopath/popular edgelord (and she tries to be an edgelord/villain so you know *cough* Persephone you hypocrite *cough* yeah OK,) but she probably belongs here produces all her work afaik and very driven:




She did work with Prince on this first track (and it shows,) but her other tracks are interesting too (to avoid linking various stuff I'm just going to post the long one which I think combines most of them into a film):



Seem like they could become interesting (I am not into mumble rap):


I like the DIY thing they had going on and that they were doing it while homeless, they are very similar to Crystal Castles but I find them more emotive and their music really feels like run down urban England:



Most film composers have been working since the 70s, 80s or at least 90s etc. But I liked her work on The Joker. Also interesting that she played with Throbbing Gristle:


To avoid this post getting too long and because I want to think more. I will leave it here for now.

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Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine, MGMT.

Just some faves, I'll add some more eventually.

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Oh I would have added Florence and The Machine but for some reason I thought they formed earlier but 2007 is about the time period. My profile location is actually referencing the lyrics to this song:


Here are some others I like (but Lungs was released in 2009):




I really like how they used a waterphone here well sounds like it:




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Adele, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran...pretty sure these will be remembered in the following decades.
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^ yeah did same thing with Lady Gaga I think or maybe just forgot to add her to the OP. Thinking about it she was probably one of the most interesting of the 2010s. I need to not spam tons of videos for every post so will stick to one for now:




Labrinth is versatile:



I found Halsey's first album quite interesting but less interested in the rest I've listened to although it's still decent.



probably biased because she's clearly been shopping in Camden Town here lool (I again don't like most of her music besides some of these earlier tracks):



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Oh I would have added Florence and The Machine but for some reason I thought they formed earlier but 2007 is about the time period. My profile location is actually referencing the lyrics to this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJL5SE1i0u4

Here are some others I like (but Lungs was released in 2009):
I thought Lungs came out in 2010 but now I see it didn't, that album came to mind for 2010s. Guess it's been so long it's easy to forget. Also the MGMT songs I like came out in 2008, lol.

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Recently everyone became fixated on cowboys again it's not an aesthetic I like but she seemed to be ahead of that slightly which is interesting (well at least in the mainstream):


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I have loved the works of Sturgill Simpson and Michael Kiwanuka. They bring a freshness to old music styles, they are capable of starting a country/rock revival (Simpson) or a soul revival (Kiwanuka). I'd call Kiwanuka's music "epic soul". His growth with each album so far is noticeable.
Jazz artists Shabaka Hutchings and Christian Scott and Kamasi Washington also do wonder for a modern sounding jazz revival. Great stuff!

There's also Colin Stetson who is from the 2000s but he started to get an audience late in that decade, either way he still deserves a mention because the music he makes is totally unique to my ears anyway. What he produces with a sax blows my mind.

Finally a mention for Matt Elliott, another guy from the 2000s but he is still evolving and reinventing his music and whatever decade you like to hear it's always fresh and unique (his music should strike a chord with depressed people btw). Currently I'd say he is making gothic folk music when last decade he was more into folk/world music/electronics. He combines all of those to make a unique sound
I really liked Sturgill Simpson's cover of "In Bloom" originally by Nirvana.
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Kendrick Lamar droped one of the best albums of the decade, and Frank Ocean with Blonde, Swans with the trilogy, Chelsea Wolfe with solid albums, and Beach House, and Oneohtrix Point Never, etc.
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^ I like some of Chelsea Wolfe's music. (Especially Feral Love.)

Death Grips are like early industrial fused with hip hop.


(there's a cool unofficial music video for the above track as well on YT.)


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Yeah, Forgot to mention Death Grips, and Danny Brown too. And I guess this video would break the forums rules. And feral love is a good song, and it was also in Game of Thrones soundtrack, anyway, it was a great decade for her.
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the only one posted so far that i'm actually familiar with is bat for lashes, which i like a lot. really a lot.







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No one. There has not been any influential or creative artists since Kurt Cobain shot himself in the 90's. Nothing in the music industry has developed in the past 20 years, we're still in the late 90's. Really it's the situation in the whole popular culture and fashion, everything goes. There's no such thing as "10's fashion", it doesn't differ from the 00's in any way. Everything and nothing is "in". Don't get me wrong, I prefer it, because it's less judgmental. I can listen to anything and dress any way and it's never going to be considered too weird, because nothing determines our era (except just that)

But what would I know, I only listen to 60's music. Lady Gaga? A really prominent early 10's character, created by the record label and Adele became quite universally recognized too in the last decade. So, an edgy mascot and a retro singer, could have happened in any decade.

Alejandro's pretty nice; (is this too pornographic for here?)


Adele is a great example of that timelessness of our era

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threads with too many videos lock up my computer, so I haven't been able to check the replies. but I will say that internet based genres were pretty important for the last decade. vaporwave/retrowave and synthwave. some of these go back to the mid end of the 00s with witch house and the hypnagogic pop trend.

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@Beatnik I think Marilyn Manson's first three albums were very interesting, (edit and some of the similar music around at the same time like Jack Off Jill but not as influential,) though MM really just took a lot from Nine Inch Nails and then combined stuff with David Bowie but then you could say that grunge is really just a slight evolution of post-punk in terms of energy. I agree about stuff not evolving since the 90s, it's mostly because nothing dies now. Hauntology.

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Yeah I agree about those genres, I linked CRIM3S in OP actually. Sorry I have a bad habit of linking lots of videos in posts. Synthwave I'm less keen on because it's very hauntological. I think vaporwave is my favourite conceptually because despite using nostalgia again it's more contemporary Gothic in the focus on degrading malls and things like that, and also has a clear social criticism that can get somewhat lost in synthwave at times (also vaporwave was never as mainstream I suppose which might be part of it.) But speaking musically synthwave has a lot of interesting content. I like Perturbator.

Witch House has lots of interesting tracks.

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjyw77b8X_M

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMMK228n7nU

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsZUhnEWJ2c

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=S40KVjsdCCM

This isn't Witch house but similar, one of my favourite tracks from related stuff:

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGn_3xMJlK0

and this (but it's kind of like aggrotech too):

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcMx-kpFRAs

A lot of the new genres sample a lot from other things though, which is kind of knit picking but I think it's interesting when people create/record their own stuff.

I like this Blank Banshee album:

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oBbJg_PqbU

I like some 'soundcloud rappers' too like Bones and $UICIDEBOY$. I like this because the Lavender Town theme which they've used is iconic but at the same time I think it's more like 'oh my god I understood this reference' then it being a great track:

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rEb50MpQxM

I really like Bones:

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yO29OMbFq8

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoRB9BKwRvs

Dunno if he stole this from somewhere, but Billie Eilish seemed to steal it from him for Lovely:

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssg2WZZBHbM

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https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wcKbFcHa9o

Lorn are cool too:

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxg4C365LbQ

https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=mauV2NdCs60

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Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine, MGMT.

Just some faves, I'll add some more eventually.
Kendrick Lamar and MGMT are good. I havent heard enough by Lana Del Ray.

My list is Tame Impala, The Soft Moon, The Horrors, Meg Myers, Bishop Briggs, Kid Ink, Beach House, Grimes, Have a Nice Life, Warpaint, MGMT and probably a few more I'm missing.
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