Rock/Pop/Soul/Rap A/A+ List


Lily Allen (1985– )

Dave Alvin (1955– )

Amazing Rhythm Aces [1974–1981]

Laurie Anderson (1947– )

The Animals [1964–1968]

Kevin Ayers (1945–2013)

Aztec Camera [1983– ]

The Band [1967–1976]

The Beach Boys [1961– ]

The Beatles [1960–1970]

Beats International [1990–1992]

The Beautiful South [1989– ]

Beck (1970– )

Chuck Berry (1926–2017)

The B-52's [1976– ]

Big Brother and the Holding Company [1965–1972]

Big Star [1971–1975]

Big Boi (1975– )

Blackalicious [1994– ]

The Blasters [1980–1985]

Blondie [1974– ]

Blue Oyster Cult [1972– ]

David Bowie (1947–2015)

Billy Bragg (1957– )

Jonatha Brooke (1964– )

James Brown (1933–2006)

Ruth Brown (1928–2006)

V.V. Brown (1983– )

Buck 65 (1972– )

Buffalo Springfield [1966–1968]

Solomon Burke (1936– )

The Buzzcocks [1975– ]

The Byrds [1964–1973]

Cabaret Voltaire [1979– ]

John Cale (1942– )

Robert Calvert (1945–88)

Camper Van Beethoven [1985–1990]

Captain Beefheart (1941–2010)

Cee-Lo Green

Ray Charles (1930–2004)

Neneh Cherry (1964– )

Chic [1977–1985]

The Chills [1987– ]

The Clash [1976–1986]

George Clinton (1940– )

The Clovers [1948– ]

The Coasters [1956–1972]

Joe Cocker (1944– )

Leonard Cohen (1934–2016)

Bootsy Collins (1951– )

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen [1968– ]

Sam Cooke (1931–64)

Alice Cooper (1948– )

Cornershop [1995– ]

Elvis Costello (1955– )

The Coup [1993– ]

Creedence Clearwater Revival [1967–1972]

Marshall Crenshaw (1953– )

The Cucumbers [1983– ]

Delaney and Bonnie [1966–1972]

De La Soul [1987– ]

Derek and the Dominos [1970–1972]

Dessa

Bo Diddley (1928–2008)

DJ Shadow (1973– )

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band [1974–1979]

Fats Domino (1928– )

The Doors [1965–1973]

Lee Dorsey (1924–86)

Downtown Science

Dr. John (1940– )

The Drifters [1953– ]

Ducks Deluxe [1972–1975]

Ian Dury [1942–2000]

Bob Dylan (1941– )

Dave Edmunds (1944– )

Elastica [1994– ]

Eminem (1972– )

The English Beat [1980–1983]

Brian Eno (1948– )

The Everly Brothers [1954–1973]

Donald Fagen (1948– )

Marianne Faithfull (1946– )

The Fall [1979– ]

The Feelies [1980–1991]

Bryan Ferry (1945– )

Fine Young Cannibals [1985–1990]

The "5" Royales [1952–1965]

The Flamin' Groovies [1965–1979]

Fleetwood Mac [1968– ]

The Flying Burrito Brothers [1969– ]

John Fogerty (1945– )

Aretha Franklin (1942– )

Funkadelic [1970–1981]

Gang of Four [1978–1984]

Garbage [1995– ]

Marvin Gaye (1939–84)

Ghostface Killah

Girls Against Boys [1989– ]

The Go-Betweens [1978–1989]

Gogol Bordello [1998– ]

Al Green (1946– )

The Green Seed

Handsome Boy Modeling School [1999– ]

Wynonie Harris (1915–69)

Debbie Harry (1945– )

P.J. Harvey (1969– )

Hawkwind [1969– ]

The Heartbreakers

Jimi Hendrix (1942–70)

John Hiatt (1952– )

Buddy Holly (1936–59)

Hot Chocolate [1970–1982]

The Housemartins [1986– ]

Ice-T (1959– )

Imperial Teen [1996– ]

The Impressions [1961–1968]

The Isley Brothers [1954– ]

Michael Jackson (1958–2009)

Jan and Dean [1958–1966]

Jesus and Mary Chain [1985– ]

David Johansen (1950– )

Janis Joplin (1943–70)

Joy of Cooking [1970–1972]

Kelis (1979– )

Kid Creole and the Coconuts [1980– ]

The KLF [1988– ]

K'Naan (1978– )

Kraftwerk [1970– ]

KRS-One

Ronnie Lane (1946–97)

Cyndi Lauper (1953– )

Led Zeppelin [1968–1980]

John Lennon (1940–80)

Jerry Lee Lewis (1935– )

Joe Liggins (1915–87)

Liliput [1980–1983]

David Lindley (1944– )

Arto Lindsay (1953– )

Little Richard (1935– )

L.L. Cool J (1968– )

Los Lobos [1978– ]

Lene Lovich (1949– )

Nick Lowe (1949– )

L7 [1985– ]

Luna [1992–2004]

Frankie Lymon (1942–68)

Lynyrd Skynyrd [1971– ]

Lyrics Born (1972– )

M People [1994– ]

Madonna (1958– )

Manfred Mann [1964– ]

Hirth Martinez

The Marvelettes [1960–1971]

Curtis Mayfield (1942–99)

Percy Mayfield (1920–84)

Mekons [1977– ]

M.I.A. (1975– )

The Minutemen [1980–1986]

The Miracles [1973–1977]

Mr. Lif (1974– )

Joni Mitchell (1943– )

Moby (1965– )

Van Morrison (1945– )

Mott the Hoople [1969–1976]

Maria Muldaur (1943– )

Nelly (1974– )

Rick Nelson (1940–85)

NERD [2002– ]

Neville Brothers [1978– ]

New Order [1981– ]

New York Dolls [1971–1977]

Randy Newman (1943– )

Ohio Players [1968– ]

Roy Orbison (1936–88)

OutKast [1992– ]

Graham Parker (1950– )

Parliament [1970–1980]

Gram Parsons (1946–73)

Pavement [1990–1999]

Ann Peebles (1947– )

The Perceptionists [2005– ]

Pere Ubu [1975– ]

Perfect Disaster [1985–1990]

Carl Perkins (1932–98)

Persian Gulf [1984–1986]

Pet Shop Boys [1986– ]

Liz Phair (1967– )

Sam Phillips (1962– )

Wilson Pickett (1941–2006)

Pink Floyd [1967– ]

The Plastic People of the Universe [1968– ]

P.M. Dawn [1988– ]

The Pogues [1984– ]

The Police [1977–1985]

Iggy Pop (1947– )

Elvis Presley (1935–77)

Pretenders [1980– ]

Lloyd Price (1933– )

Prince (1958–2016)

The Psychedelic Furs [1980– ]

Public Enemy [1982– ]

Pulnoc [1991– ]

Bonnie Raitt (1949– )

The Ramones [1976– ]

Rank and File [1982–1987]

The Raspberries [1972–1975]

Otis Redding (1941–67)

Lou Reed (1942–2013)

The Replacements [1981–1991]

Jonathan Richman (1951– )

Amy Rigby (1959– )

Rilo Kiley [2001– ]

Tom Robinson (1950– )

Robyn (1979– )

The Roches [1978– ]

Nile Rodgers (1952– )

The Rolling Stones [1963– ]

The Roots [1993– ]

Roxy Music [1972–1983]

Todd Rundgren (1948– )

Run-DMC [1982– ]

Leon Russell (1941–2016)

Raphael Saadiq (1966– )

Salt-N-Pepa [1985– ]

Brinsley Schwarz [1969–1975]

Sex Pistols [1976–1978]

Roxanne Shanté

The Shirelles [1958– ]

Silver Convention [1975– ]

Percy Sledge (1941–2015)

Sly and the Family Stone [1967–1981]

Huey "Piano" Smith (1934– )

Patti Smith (1946– )

Sonic Youth [1982– ]

Spoon [1996– ]

Bruce Springsteen (1949– )

Mavis Staples (1939– )

Candi Staton (1940– )

Steely Dan [1972–1981]

Steinski (1951– )

Sufjan Stevens (1975– )

Rod Stewart (1945– )

The Streets

Donna Summer (1948–2012)

The Supremes

Swamp Dogg (1942– )

Talking Heads [1977–1992]

Television [1977–1992]

Kate Tempest (1985– )

The Temptations [1960– ]

They Might Be Giants [1983– ]

The Three Johns [1983– ]

Johnny Thunders (1952–91)

Le Tigre [1999– ]

Timbuk 3 [1986– ]

Transplants [2002– ]

Tricky (1964– )

Big Joe Turner (1911–85)

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (1937– )

Vampire Weekend [2008– ]

The Velvet Underground [1967–1970]

The Vibrators [1977– ]

Gene Vincent (1935–71)

Voice of the Beehive [1987– ]

Justin Warfield

Was (Not Was) [1981– ]

Mary Wells (1943–92)

Kanye West (1977– )

The Who [1964–1983]

The Wild Tchoupitoulas [1976– ]

Lucinda Williams (1953– )

Brian Wilson (1942– )

Wire [1977– ]

Bill Withers (1938– )

Stevie Wonder (1950– )

Wussy [2005– ]

Robert Wyatt (1945– )

X-Ray Spex [1976– ]

The Yardbirds [1963–1968]

Neil Young (1945– )

Warren Zevon (1947–2003)

ZZ Top [1970– ]

Various Artists