Favourite Music Artists

I have many favourite music artists and bands. Like many people I suppose, my most favourite tend to become a bit of an obsession for a while when I first really get into them. This often means months (or years) of non stop listening, watching and buying up all their material. My favourites will always stay with me, even though some other will soon replace them in the obsession stage!

Then of course there are even more artists I really like a lot, but wouldn’t class as obsessions! And even more that I like but too many to mention.

I can usually remember the period in time when I really got into my absolute favourites, so I’ve listed them below, most recent first, and link to a blog post giving more information. Then comes a list of all the other most liked, in alphabetical order, with a link to a blog post if I can be bothered

Dry Cleaning

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Anais Mitchell

Blood Red Shoes

Jennie Abrahamson

Laura Marling

Emiliana Torrini

Nina Kinert

Ane Brun


Cara Dillon



Aimee Mann


Joni Mitchell


The Sundays

The Smiths

Cocteau Twins



Steely Dan




ADHD – Alessi’s Ark – Arctic Monkeys – Ash – Aurora – Bat For Lashes – Belly – Blur – Buzzcocks – CSS – Charlotte Hatherley – David Bowie – Devo – Fat Goth – Franz Ferdinand – Garbage – Gorillaz – Happyness – Hoodoo Gurus – Ian Dury – Johnny Thunders – Kagoule – Led Zeppelin – Mindy Smith – Morrissey – Mugison – Mum – Muse – Oasis – Pink Floyd – Police – Portishead – Prefab Sprout – Prince – Sigur Ros – Simon & Garfunkel – Snarky Puppy – Soley – Sparks – St Vincent – Suede – Sufjan Stevens – Sugarcubes – The Bangles – The Beatles – The Carpenters – The Cardigans – The Doors – The Jam – The Joy Formidable – The Mars Volta – The Pixies – The Proclaimers – The Rezillos – The Senational Alex Harvey Band – The Sex Pistols – Sorry – Thomas Dolby – Throwing Muses – U2 – Voice of the Beehive – X-Ray Spex