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Top 3 most insightful musicians (in my opinion)

Updated on February 27, 2013

#3: Frank Sinatra

What can I say? I'm a sucker for the oldies. And old blue eyes really know how to send a great message. But it's not that he sent the message, it's that the message he sent always seemed nearly spot on to me. He gave a glimpse of both the good in the bad while being admirably optamistic. He explains that life has it's up and downs and if you're in one of those moments you can always expect the other to come at some time but you should neither live in fear or glee of these moments because time will pass and you will go through many different things in life. I'm not really old enough quite yet to be able to testify to this message but so far I can definately see what he means. "That's life" and "My way" still speak to me every time I hear them. Sinatra may not be as common place today but he shall forever be one of the most insightful musicians I know.


#2: Marilyn Manson

A lot of people may not like his style or his views, but I for one see Marilyn Manson for what he truely is, a visionary. If more people would take the time to learn more about him they would soon learn that this man possesses genious intellect. His messages are incredibly deep and moving and should definately be taken more seriously. Just because he doesn't deliver his message in a formalistic essay or shy away from vulgarity doesn't mean a beautiful message isnt lurking within his music. He has moved me time and time again through his reminders that life isnt always perfect, a matter of fact it never is. But you dont have to be alone in youre sorrow because many others experience the same misery as you. He points out the problems with societal norms, relationships, social classes, and many other topics using stunning imagery and complex language that paints an incredible picture. He is definately an inspiration to me because of his tendency to stand up for his beliefs and constantly display them whether people agree with him or not.


#1: Cage the Elephant

One word describes this band. Genious. They are so relateable yet still have brilliantly unique and inspiring ideas. If I didn't know any better i would swear "Back against the wall" was written specifically about me. They also deliver their messages with incredibly masterful use of words and phrases that I would never imagine could be used in such a way. Their lyrical style is just a masterpiece in every way and every time I listen to a new song from them I found atleast one line that I consider a true work of art. Their topics range from being in a tough situation to betrayel to telling critics that they only provide motivation and i can feel the passion in every song they write and can relate atleast partially to their message. They may be somewhat of a newer band but they have definately solidified their spot as one of my all time favorite bands and biggest inspirations.


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      JP Banks 4 years ago from Ohio

      Quite an array. Not many people would list Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Manson on the same list, but I agree they are both inspiring. I haven't checked out Cage the Elephant, but I definitely have that on my to-do list. Maybe you want to check out my hub about Katzenjammer, a band to look out for.

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      Eddie Mekolon 4 years ago

      Thanks! And yeah they are awesome, I first heard of them through a video game and I've been hooked since

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      Dan 4 years ago from Boston

      Great artical. I've just started listening to Cage the Elephant. Great stuff!

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      Eddie Mekolon 4 years ago

      I definately know what you mean. Some people's music just has that affect on people. Thanks for the comment and the compliment!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Interesting combination of artists. Cage the Elephant is the only one I haven't heard of. But I like how you explain your influences. Sometimes when I hear who inspires someone there isn't more than just a basic- I love their music.

      Nice hub!