11. Sun O)))
Sun O))) is credited with bringing death metal back to life in the 21st century. By the late 1990s, the chaotic, ear-shattering rock variation got boring and black leather went out of fashion. Metal was then mashed with hip-hop by bands like Linkin Park and Papa Roach, discouraging the genre’s remaining fans.
Enter Sun O))).
To satisfy their starved audiences, this band achieved an even darker sound, calling it Doom Metal. They slowed down the rhythm, adding deliberation and some new (extremely creepy) elements. Sun O))) eventually inspired all the big hitters to follow suit. Most notably, they revived Electric Wizard, Earth and even brought the Melvins back to metal.
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.