Top 5 Musical Artists of the Week

Van Halen
  • Over the course of the past few weeks, my interest in Van Halen has reached unhealthy levels. I re-purchased all of the Sammy Hagar-era albums and Netflixed both live DVD's ("Live Without a Net" is the better of the two). Quite a few classic songs were created over the course of four albums together. In addition to his trademark, flashy guitar solos, Edward Van Halen crafted a plethora of colorful keyboard and rhythm guitar parts.

John Mayer
  • John Mayer catches a lot of guff for his rakish social behavior and a few sappy love ballads. While I can't defend mawkish duds like "Daughters" and "You're Body is a Wonderland", there is no denying that he is a bad mutha on the guitar. His albums are always beautifully produced and his new record is no exception.

Imogen Heap
  • I've been a fan of Imogen Heap since Frou Frou's (her short lived duo with Guy Sigsworth) "Let Go" was used in Zach Braff's "Garden State". She is an excellent vocalist, instrumentalist, and electronic producer. Her new album might be her best.

Jonathan Coulton
  • Ah, Jonathan Coulton, the man who I readily admit that I am modeling my career after. I've been really into his new live CD: "Best. Concert. Ever."

Bear McCreary
  • The Battlestar Galactica score has been providing an excellent soundtrack for Alastair Reynolds' Sci-Fi Novel "Revelation Space".

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  1. Jonathan Coulton's "Screwed" is one of my favorite songs. An excellent artist.

  2. John,

    You should put links to the artists web sites. You list a couple that I have not heard of and I'd like to go sample their stuff. :)

  3. Logan: Coulton is the best. The live CD is really good.

    RGombert: That is a good idea. I'm planning on doing this weekly, so I'll make sure to link to the artist's sites in the future.