More Inflammatory Writ
December 1, 2011 11:45 AM Subscribe
For one clear reason and one pretty tough-to-nail-down reason, my two favorite musicians of all time are Joanna Newsom and Jeff Mangum. Who else meets these requirements?
posted by davidjmcgee to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Easy commonality: dense, poetic lyrics. Check.
The other is harder to say, but it has to do with what I would consider to be a complete lack of self-consciousness or restraint; the musical equivalent of the old sports saying "leaving it all out on the field/court". It's singing without giving a fuck what anyone else thinks of what you're doing (they also have non-traditionally-beautiful voices, but I don't think that's quite as important as the other bits).
Really, I think I'd define it as "having something difficult and weird to say and then saying it to the utmost."
So: what else should I be listening to?