Nowadays, “electronic” is a broad classification. But, back in the ’90s, people saw all digitally created music as mindless, repetitive noise. That all changed after the debut of The Chiastic Slide – Autechre’s first collection of extremely sophisticated, cerebral house compositions. The album prompted a wave of fascination and helped validate electronic music as “real” art.
Although the duo has no direct link to dubstep or progressive house, they are considered the founding fathers of both genres. Also, multiple platinum album holders ‘borrowed’ the intricacy and complexity introduced by Authechre. Sadly, only Flying Lotus and Gaslamp Killer have named them as a major influence.
Props for including Danger Mouse, but Bjork? And how is Jay Z below her…
Remember, the ranking is based on influence in the 21st century.
The truth is – pop music is released constantly, yet the trends rarely change. Going from Britney to Gaga is a huge step and it wouldn’t be possible (or acceptable) if not for Bjork.
Sadly, Jay Z doesn’t have as many followers.
I’m Sorry But Coldplay Should’ve Been On This List
Kanye West should be far, far higher. His influence on hiphop (the most popular genre in the US) in indisputable. He’s also a massive pop culture icon and hugely influential in other industries (fashion.) Eminem really isn’t that influential at all when it comes to developing the genre of hiphop
Kanye West is an insane moron.
No he’s not, he’s a genius, but at the end of the day he’s human like everyone else and he has his bad moments, the difference is his bad moments are on the spotlight 24/7, i mean people are still talking about stuff he said years ago. Most people that call him crazy have barely heard his music which is obviously the reason why they don’t understand his genius.