Multi-Genre Music Roundup

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Multi-Genre Music Roundup

Mia Roettger, Writer/ editor

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Surrounded by a world of radio pop, we tend to lose track of some of the most fundamental and unique sounds in the music world. Due to this, I have compiled a very large and variety filled list of some of my favorite artists in addition to some musicians that shaped the sound of music we hear today. Listed in no specific order, I hope these artists can show others as much joy as they have given me.

Pre 2000s Fundamentals


  • Bob Marley
  • Peter Tosh
  • Sublime
  • Yellow man (80s- today)
  • Shaggy (90s- today)

Hip-Hop/ Rap

  • Wu- Tang Clan
  • The Roots (90s- today)
  • Tribe Called Quest
  • Tupac
  • Ice Cube (NWA with Dr. Dre among others)

Alternative/ Indie Rock

  • Fountains of Wayne
  • Green Day
  • Beulah (late 90s- 2003)
  • Dave Matthews Band (90s- today)
  • Ramones
  • Barenakedladies (90s- today)

Classic Rock/ Alt- Rock

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (80s- today)
  • The Beatles
  • Weezer (90s- today)
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Nirvana
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Audioslave
  • The Beach Boys

Post 2000s/ Current


  • Sticky Fingers
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Stick Figure
  • Rebelution

Hip-Hop/ Rap

  • Gorillaz
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Benly
  • Watskey
  • Hippie Sabotage
  • Childish Gambino
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Logic
  • Khalid
  • J-Cole

Alternative/ Indie Rock

  • Young the Giant
  • Matt Mason
  • The Kooks
  • Alt-J
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Hozier
  • Chet Faker
  • Tame Impala
  • Elliot Moss
  • Glass Animals
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  • Hot Chip
  • Tash Sultana
  • Milky Chance
  • Jack Johnson
  • City and Colour
  • 311

Rock/ Alt- Rock

  • Kings of Leon
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Republican Hair
  • The Strokes
  • The Black Keys
  • The White Stripes


  • Max Frost
  • Vance Joy
  • Moon Taxi
  • Jamie Lawson
  • COIN
  • Jason Mraz
  • John Mayer
  • Marian Hill
  • The Neighbourhood

All in all, this list contains all of my favorite artist that I keep on heavy rotation. Even genre contains its own wide variety of sound, so check a couple different artists out. If one does not follow the vibe, pick another because they are all incredible in their own unique way.

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