Which artist do you think puts the most personality into their music?

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And by that, I mean it sounds less like somebody strumming chords, and more like somebody expressing themselves through their music.
#2
For older stuff I'd have to say Joe Walsh.

For current stuff Interpol.


I'm not good when it comes to describing music and genres and what-not, so I'll just leave it at that.
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+1, but I would also like to add Andy Mckee. He puts his soul into his stuff.
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well, he said artists, so, that would be a no unless the TS restates the question.



tbf all artists put some of themselves in their work


but i'd probably say; Serj Tankian expresses himself as a person

Morrisey obviously

Zepplin fo' sho'

and i think Joy Division and New Order had alot of personality in their muic
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so is this just guitarists?

Lol, already got flamed once for asking what your favorite guitar song was, so I am going to say no, it is not just guitarists. Although the only real music is music with guitars.
#12
In my opinion, I would have to say it would be Buckethead. He is music has the most emotion out of all the others. I'm sure many of you are thinking, "Psh, buckethead, he doesn't even do much during shows etc. What about jordan? Not much emotion there." Well, this is about music. Regardless of moving around during stage doing the rockstar thing, buckethead is more refrained, but his emotions really show when you just listen to it.

Try listening to Padmasana or his electric tears album. I was listening to it today and it almost made me cry
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Lol, already got flamed once for asking what your favorite guitar song was, so I am going to say no, it is not just guitarists. Although the only real music is music with guitars.



but you could have meant how puts there own personal touch to their guitar playing, as opposed to the entire piece

like Tom Morello always has a certain individual flair no matter what context his guitar work is in, you ll know it's him init
#15
Miles Davis.
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I would say Brent Smith of Shinedown. He throws all of himself into his vocals and lyrics.
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Stephen Malkmus.
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*puts up flameshield* Kurt Cobain. His singing and lyrics sound so deep, that you can just feel it. And then with his unique playing sound, it's just beautiful IMO.

Or Stevie Ray Vaughan. Especially in Texas flood, I feel like he's touching me.
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Uhh.. Frank Zappa?
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zack de la rocha hands down
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#25
Oh, Jad Fair from Half Japanese does, too. And Daniel Johnston. And Shannon Hoon..

Crazy, crazy.
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#28
I would say all these people who have dedicated their lives to playing music have likely put their personalities into it, it just depends on which personality then appeals to you or is the most attention grabbing or something. But +1 for Zappa.
Or any blues great. Robert Johnson or someone that put emotion behind every note.
#29
Fundamentally everyone is putting their personality into their music. Folk musicians love the simple things in life, and sing about what's important to them, and that shows in their music - simple chords, political or down to earth lyrics.

I say one of the most expressive players is Steve Vai, he can make any sound he wants to on his guitar, he can make it speak his voice.
#30
Jack White's personality beams through his music. From mellow songs like "We Are Going To Be Friends" to thrashing rock of "Black Math" to dark blues of "300 mph Torrential Outpoor Blues" to funny simple songs like "Rag & Bone" to Irish ballads like "Prickly Thorn..." of White Stripes. And he even worked with Loretta Lynn on a country album, Van Lear Rose, and has another band, The Raconteurs, that really brings out his pop side with help from Brandon Benson. And he plays a mad guitar.
#31
Beethoven's music is very fitting with his personality.

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#32
Rivers Cuomo

especially on Pinkerton. it sounds like he just took pages out of his diary and wrote music to go with it. amazing.
#33
Santana, Clapton, Paco de Lucia... and a lot of others really.
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#34
Really to say so myself, I think Alter Bridge. I like the way they sound so original and the solo's kick ass
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#36
Elliott Smith definitely.
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And I'll second Max Bemis.

Not necessarily my favorite artists, but certainly the ones where I can feel the artist's personality shows through the most.
#38
I'd have to say Jesse Leach when he sang for Killswitch Engage
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#40
Claudio Sanchez, hes shy in real life, but damn does he get emotional in his performances, and his lyrics show his personality in music form
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