This is a list of my current favorite musical artists. I gravitate towards rock-related genres (folk, alternative, indie), but I have included exceptions.
- The Head and the Heart
- Bon Iver
- Lake Street Dive
- Alabama Shakes
- Leon Bridges
- Penny and Sparrow
- Sufjan Stevens
- Kendrick Lamar
- The Lumineers
- The Avett Brothers
Honorable Mention: Houndmouth, Shakey Graves, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Of Monsters and Men, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, The Civil Wars, Young the Giant, Florence + The Machine, Frank Ocean, MGMT, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Daft Punk, The xx, Joey Bada$$, J Cole, Drake, Earl Sweatshirt, Chance the Rapper, Eminem.
I now want to attach one featured video for each of my top ten list. I am including two for Sufjan Stevens because my favorite song of his is a hymn that was written in 1757.
The Head and the Heart – Rivers and Roads
Bon Iver – Perth
Lake Street Dive – Better Than
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer
Penny and Sparrow – Finery
Sufjan Stevens (1) – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Sufjan Stevens (2) – Death with Dignity
Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me / I’m Dying of Thirst
The Lumineers – Cleopatra
The Avett Brothers – In the Curve