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5 Underrated Music Artists

Updated on September 19, 2017

If you're like me, then music is a HUGE part of your life. I often find myself listening to music for hours and hours every day.


5) Tinashe

You've probably heard her 2014 hit song, "2 On". But after the mild success of the Billboard Top 30 single, the buzz about Tinashe died down. If you're type of music is R&B, or hip-hop, then you should definitely give Tinashe a listen. Besides "2 On", she has some other smaller singles such as, "All Hands On Deck", and "Cold Sweat", both songs from her 2014 debut album, "Aquarius".

In late 2016, Tinashe released a mixtape titled "Nightride" to precede her forthcoming second album, "Joyride". In the music video for "Company" from "Nightride", you can see her dance for 4 minutes straight.

Marina Diamandis

4) Marina and The Diamonds

Debuting with the album, "The Family Jewels" in 2010, Marina Diamandis, under the name of Marina and The Diamonds, made waves in indie pop. The singles "Mowgli's Road", "Oh No!", as well as the less upbeat "Obsessions" gained attention. Marina received praise for her relatable lyrics and quirky vocals.

In 2012, Marina released the conceptual album entitled "Electra Heart", in which she took the role of Electra Heart, a troubled, hopeless romantic, and released a music video for each song, all of them telling a story of Electra's tragic life. The album, which is more pop and electronic oriented than her previous album, was a hit among Tumblr users and a teen fanbase.

"FROOT" arrived in 2015. An album completely written by Marina, who also produced almost all of the record by herself.

Check out the video for the single "FROOT" here:

Amber Bain

3) The Japanese House

Amber Bain, also known as The Japanese House, is perfect if you're in a rainy (or beachy) mood.

Although Amber has yet to release a proper full length album, she has released four EPs.

George Daniel from The 1975 helps her produce her music. If you're a fan of The 1975, then The Japanese House is also a necessity in your life.

Listen to her song "Cool Blue" in the link below.


2) Banks

Jillian Banks started where Lana Del Rey's record, "Ultraviolence", left off in 2014.

Banks gained a following after her single "Waiting Game" attracted attention after being used in multiple movie trailers. The song was also sampled in Rihanna's "Desperado".

With a similar style of Lorde and FKA Twigs, Banks is one of the best when it comes to dark, experimental music.

Her debut album "Goddess" included the minor hit single, "Begging For Thread", which has more than 80 million streams on Spotify.

In 2016, she released her second album, "The Altar", a more triumphant and confident approach than her debut album.

Listen to "Begging For Thread" below.


1) Björk

Probabilites are, some of your favorite artists were inspired by Björk.

Hailing from Iceland, the genre-bending Björk achieved massive acclaim for her 1993 album, "Debut".

Her next albums would only rise in acclaim from critics. The 1997 record, "Homogenic", is considered by some to be one of the best albums of all time. The electronic, dramatic beats are timeless.

Björk's newest single, "The Gate", has just reverently came out. As we await for the music video, please bless yourself by listening to any of Björk's collection of albums. I recommend "Post".

Watch the video for "All Is Full Of Love" in the link below.


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