Pitchfork has unveiled its list of the 200 Most Influential Musicians of the last 25 years to coincide with the site’s 25th anniversary.
The ranking is divided into 50 “Icons” and 150 “Essentials,” each presented in alphabetical order. Trent Reznor, for example, is listed among the “Essentials,” while bands including The White Stripes and Radiohead find themselves among the “Icons.”
“The key to Reznor’s longevity is his willingness to experiment,” Pitchfork writes of the Nine Inch Nails frontman. “He’s a connected industry guy who thinks like a cult artist — he’ll make weird instrumental music aimed at his most devoted fans one moment and then his next project will be a soundtrack to a Hollywood blockbuster.”
Other rock and alternative artists who made the ranking include Arctic Monkeys, Billie Eilish, Paramore, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Bjork, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, The 1975, Death Cab for Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard, Blur and Gorillaz‘s Damon Albarn, Brittany Howard, The xx, HAIM, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, TV on the Radio and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
For the full list, visit Pitchfork.com.
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