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So a thread about who I, or we, think are the greatest musicians to touch the world with their talents.
Note : this doesn't necessarily mean they are talented in a traditional sense, more just musicians I think are good at what they do from just a listening perspective. I don't have the musical knowledge to judge them based on such talent. I'm willing to bet most of you don't either.

Vocals

Anthony Green (Circa Survive) - after Riel's thread I re-downloaded their stuff, and I love his voice.
Dallas Green (City and Colour, Alexisonfire)
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes)
Nick Cave (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta, At The Drive In)
Davey Havoc (AFI)
Kele Okereke (Bloc Party)
John Frusciante (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) - I like him more than Anthony, though I do enjoy both of them.
Jack Black (Tenacious D) - Seriously....
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Ollie Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) - I find them bearable because I think his vocals are quite refreshing for the whole 'death metal' genre...
Howlin' Pelle (The Hives)
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes)
Bjork (Bjork)
Wally DeBecker (Gotye)
Robert Harvey (The Music)
So on.....

Guitar
Yannis Philippakis and Jimmy Smith (Foals) - fuck, simple as music. But together with the effects and sounds they can make with their instruments I absolutely adore Foals
John Butler (John Butler Trio)
Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse)
Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta, At The Drive In)
Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)

I will add to this one..

Bass Guitar
Jesse F Keeler (Death From Above 1979)
Flee (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Eric Judy (Modest Mouse)
Sting (The Police)
Dave Konopka (Battles)
Christopher Wolstenholme (Muse)
Walter Gervers (Foals) - this might come up a bit


Drums
John Bohnam (Led Zeppelin)
Travis Barker (Blink 182, Plus 44) - from a drummer's point of view, this guy can fucking drum.
Dominic Howard (Muse) - cause he is left handed as well ^^
Jack Bevan (Foals) - Im a bit of a fan of how he plays. Its not hard drumming but I think its quite effective the old disco drums
Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures)
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) - just the passion
Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
Jon Theradore (The Mars Volta)

I'll add other instruments later one.... Feel free to as well
 

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Re: these are some muscians I think are pretty good

Vocalists

Freddie Mercury (Queen) - He's fucking Freddie Mercury.
Michael Jackson (Jackson 5, solo)
Rob Halford (Judas Priest) - Why are so may gay singers so fucking talented?
Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath, solo) - Can't deny the Prince of Darkness.
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)
Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground)
James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
Claudio Sanchez (Coheed and Cambria, The Prize Fighter Inferno)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave)

Bassists

Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
Mic Todd (Coheed and Cambria)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
Tom Araya (Slayer)
John Deacon (Queen)
Cliff Burton (Metallica)
John Entwistle (The Who)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
John Myung (Dream Theater)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta)

Drummers

Neil Peart (Rush)
Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
Chris Pennie (Coheed and Cambria, The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Tenacious D)
Shawn Drover (Megadeth)
Josh Eppard (Coheed and Cambria, 3)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)

Guitarists

Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
Adrian Smith & Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
Hughie Thomasson (The Outlaws)
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (Pantera)
 
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I'd say Lou Reed is more of a talented songwriter than a talented vocalist. His vocals are cooool, but obviously it isn't LOOK WHAT I CAN DO WITH MY VOICE sort of vocals.


Vocals:
Scott Walker


Acoustic guitar:
John Fahey


Electric guitar:
Neil Young
 

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vocals:
noah lennox & david portner / animal collective
david bowie
freddie mercury
edward droste / grizzly bear
dave gahan / depeche mode
trent reznor
 

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Vocals
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Tatsurou (MUCC)
Dan Brown (We Are The Ocean)
Tarja Turunen (former Nightwish member)

Drummers
Travis Barker (+44)
Dominic Howard (Muse)
Kitty (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Tom Whittaker (We Are The Ocean)
 

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Jesse F Keeler (MSTRKRFT)
Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim)
Ethan Kath (Crystal Castles)
Edwin Congreave (Foals, Foals DJ's)
'Geologist' (Animal Collective) - About the only bit of Animal Collective I remotely like.
Ryan Lott (Son Lux) - Loving this guys work so much right now
Robot 1, Robot 2 (Daft Punk)
Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay (Justice)
 

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Production/mixing/audio engineering:

- Jim O'Rourke
of Gastr del Sol... more known for his solo work. Has produced Wilco's 'Yankee Foxtrot Hotel' and Stereolab's 'Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night'. Shit yeah steel drums.

- Cornelius
originally in late 80's/early 90's shibuya-kei group, Flipper's Guitar. His production work on his own albums (especially 'Fantasma', which doesn't sound like it was made in 1997) and Takako Minekawa's final album is pretty advanced stuff.

- Kevin Shields
of My Bloody Valentine... You just have to listen to 'Loveless' to know what I mean. MAN.

- Dan the Automator
pretty great hip hop producer, has produced albums by Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien.

- Madlib
see: 'Shades of Blue'.
 

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Production/mixing/audio engineering:

- Cornelius
originally in late 80's/early 90's shibuya-kei group, Flipper's Guitar. His production work on his own albums (especially 'Fantasma', which doesn't sound like it was made in 1997) and Takako Minekawa's final album is pretty advanced stuff.
Where do I know that name from? Searching.. Oh the japanese guy. (unless there are others) I remember reading about him once upon a time. He sounds pretty interesting, what do you think, should I grab some of his stuff?

Also Producers..

George Martin (Famously referred to as 'the fifth Beatle, for his work with The Beatles if you didnt get that)
Danger Mouse - Gnarls Barkley, Beck's 'Modern Guilt' etc etc
Brian McTernan - Salad Days Studios (does fucking tonnes of bands, I particularly like him for his work with Circa Survive though)
Dan Anchen - Dine Alone Records (City and Colours 'Bring Me Your Love' sounds quite beautiful in my opinion.)
Ryan Lott - 'some controversy as to whether he is truly the producer of Son Lux's 'At War With Walls & Mazes, so if he is, then he should to be in here.
 

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Where do I know that name from? Searching.. Oh the japanese guy. (unless there are others) I remember reading about him once upon a time. He sounds pretty interesting, what do you think, should I grab some of his stuff?
ye, get Fantasma.
 

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jimmy tamborello (dntel, the postal service, strictly ballroom, etc. )

that's all I've got
 

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Vocalists:

Karen Lee Orzolek / Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Ben Jorgensen / Armor for Sleep
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones / Nas
Christopher George Latore Wallace / Biggie Smalls
Tommy Rogers / Between the Buried and Me
Kele Okereke / Bloc Party
John Lennon / The Beatles
Caroline Polachek / Chairlift
Edward Sloan / Crossfade
Damon Albarn / Blur & Gorillaz


Guitarists:

Tosin Abasi / Animals as Leaders
Tim Millar / Protest the Hero
Tom Morello / Rage Against the Machine
Timo Tolkki / Stratovarius


Bassists:

Victor Wooten / Solo
Cliff Burton / Metallica
Tim Parent / Ninjaspy
Arif Mirabdolbaghi / Protest the Hero


Drummers:

Chris Adler / Lamb of God
Tim Yeung / Divine Heresy
Brian Chase / Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Blake Richardson / Between the Buried and Me

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I had a bit of a listen to Brian Chase's other band the other day. Not too bad, not as good as the yyys though.

Also Damon Albarn <3
 

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Keyboards | Effects

Brian Borcherdt & Graham Walsh - Holy Fuck! (My new favorite band ever. Not really but I'm really digging them.)
 

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Guitarists:

Adam Dutkiewicz/Joel Stroetzel - Killswitch Engage
Luke Kilpatrick/Jeff Ling - Parkway Drive
Cristopher Garza/Mark Heylman - Suicide Silence
Justin Lowe/Trent Hafdahl - After The Burial
Brian Haner/Zack Baker - Avenged Sevenfold
Matt Heafy/Corey Beaulieu - Trivium
Bill Kelliher/Brent Kinds - Mastodon

Vocalists:

Kurt Travis - Dance Gavin Dance
Kyle Tamosaitis - Burden Of A Day
Dylan Anderson - Of Machines
Cory Brandan Putman - Norma Jean
Tom DeLonge - Blink-182/Boxcar Racer/Angels & Airwaves
Kim Macedo - The Messenger
Shane Told - Silverstein
 
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