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9 Truly Avant-Garde Musicians You Should Add To Your Playlist Right Now

Call them art rockers. Call them experimental performers. Call them hybrids. The following artists, bands, collectives and in-betweens work somewhere in the haze of art and music. They're hard to classify and impossible to forget, combining seemingly infinite avant-garde influences to craft multi-disciplinary expressions that hit the viewer's senses all at once.

Captain Beefheart - Frownland

Track #1 from the album Trout Mask Replica (1969)

Cassie Muniz
Trout Mask Replica was ranked #60 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

Silver Rocket - Sonic Youth

"Official" music video from the '80s of "Silver Rocket" by the New York City punk band Sonic Youth.

Cassie Muniz
Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation was ranked #329 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time."
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