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Top 10 Best Orchestras in the World

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It was a fairly straightforward exercise to choose the top 10 best orchestras in the world. We can all agree with who should be included, but it's the order of their rankings that might lead to the most interesting conversations. At this level, the truth is all of these orchestras are perfect, so it really starts to become about their contributions, how long they've been […]

Top 10 Best Piano Players in the World

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When it comes to who to include in our top 10 best piano players in the world, I think you'll agree with who is included, both modern and a little less recent. That's a fairly objective decision to make. But it's the order of their ranking that you'll want to argue about. Obviously the skill level matters, but you might judge a certain strength as […]

Top 10 Best Keyboard Players in the World

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Choosing the top 10 best keyboard players in the world was extremely rough. There's a big risk that your own favorite won't be listed or that you don't agree with the order of our rankings. That's part of the fun! The big issue is there's so many good keyboardists that have top-level skills. So we had to dig into other aspects like creativity, playing techniques, […]

Top 10 Best Violinists of All Time

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Choosing who to include in our top 10 best violinists of all time list was easy. You'll agree with the picks, but it's the order that they appear in that might make you want to send us an argumentative email. We'll hear you out, because this is somewhat of a subjective exercise. Our choices are based entirely on skill levels and aren't restricted to the […]

Top 10 Best Flute Players in the World

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It felt pretty straight forward to decide who belongs in the top 10 best flute players in the world list. I believe most of us will agree with the choices, but where the discussion really begins is with the order in the rankings, due to the subjectivity involved. Part of the issue is, to be included the flutist had to be among the most skilled, […]

Top 10 Best Harmonica Players of All Time

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It wasn't hard to choose who to include in our best harmonica players list. Frankly, there's not that many contenders, so I'm sure we agree here. Where we could potentially argue is the order in which they appear. Here, to even make it into the list the harmonicist must have top-level skills. But then we also mixed it up a bit by considering their creativity […]

Top 10 Best Movie Scores of All Time

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Like everything, boiling it down to the top 10 best movie scores of all time requires a balance between objectivity and subjectivity. There are some that are clearly better than others, but our own tastes come into play as well. It can't simply be that the music is good. It has to create an effective atmosphere for the movie scenes, emitting the right emotions for […]

Top 10 Best-Selling Albums of All Time

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This list of the best-selling albums of all time has more to it than you'd might think. Record labels and artists often post much higher claimed sales than can be certified by companies like Nielsen SoundScan and the RIAA. If those claimed sales aren't even remotely similar to those collected by the certification-awarding companies, they weren't included. There's also situations where double-length albums count as […]

Top 10 Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time

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Choosing the best movie soundtracks of all time was a hard task, so we developed a system to help us score them. First and foremost, they had to easily come to mind. If you have to go searching for what to include, then that doesn't deserve a slot. We then combined a few factors. One was that the songs themselves had to be great in […]

Top 10 Best Music Documentaries of All Time

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It was a challenge to choose the top 10 best music documentaries of all time, but we got it done. While there are many worth seeing, these represent the cream of the crop and the recommended place to start viewing them. If you're still excited for more documentaries about music after chewing through this list, then we have a handful of runner's up and some […]

Top 10 Best Musicals of All Time

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You'd think this isn't that popular of a discussion but I can't count how many times I've argued about which are the best musicals of all time. We generally all agree on the same batch, but it's the order in which they rank, particularly the top three, where the real conversation begins. As you read this list, you'll undoubtedly find some of your favorites and […]

Top 10 Best Movies About Music

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There's nothing worse than wanting to watch one of the best movies about music but all you can find is the same old films. There are so many "decent" music movies out there that the great ones can get lost in all of the noise. So what we're doing here is giving you the top 10, then five runner's up if you've seen all the […]

Top 10 Best Bands of All Time

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The conversations around ranking the best bands of all time are opinion-based, but we've boiled it down so that it's at least based on the opinions of hundreds of millions of people. We can crowdsource that info based on things like sales, tours, and awards won. While there might be a consensus this way, we all know the average person couldn't explain to you the […]

Top 10 Best-Selling Artists of All Time

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Many of these discussions are opinion based and lead to fun arguments, but listing out the best-selling artists of all time is fact based. There's no negotiating or convincing involved, because we've tracked the numbers (for the most part). There are some older band and artist names listed here that won't surprise you, but some of them will make you think "how in the world […]

Top 10 Best Drummers of All Time

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What music fan hasn't had a discussion, let alone a full blown argument, about who all makes the list of the best drummers of all time? It's that time again and I'm ready to fend off your emails, because we undoubtedly qualify these musicians based on different factors. Some people only care about technical ability, while others value simplicity with perfect timing. I know someone […]

Top 10 Best Bassists of All Time

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Musicians have talked about this forever, even falling into full blown arguments. And that's "Who makes the list of the best bassists of all time?" It's a fun discussion because everyone qualifies musicians in different ways. For instance, some people care about technical skill and music theory abilities. Others care about which bands the bassists were in and who had the most mass appeal. Some […]

Top 10 Best Guitarists of All Time

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Every rock fan, let alone guitar players around the world, have this argument at least once a month, and that's "who are the best guitarists of all time?" The problem is everybody has preferences and different definitions as to which skills are the best to have. Some people like shredding while others like slower and more melodic playing. Some want to see the fundamentals mastered […]

Top 10 Best Singers of All Time

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You want to be sure to start an argument with passionate musicians? Ask them who belongs in the top 10 best singers of all time list. Given enough time you'd come up with at least 50 names because so much of it comes down to taste and preference. Fortunately, because so many of us have voiced our opinions we can tell which vocalists have the […]

Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Producers of All Time

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The age-old question every rap fan talks about all the time... "Who are the best hip-hop producers of all time?" It matters because the backing beat is the foundation of the rap song. Many times, having access to these supreme beat producers can make or break a career. Like our list of the best rappers of all time, this list isn't a popularity contest. There's […]

Top 10 Best Rappers of All Time

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Every rap fan has had this conversation... heck, it's probably exploded into a full blown argument. And that's "Who's makes the list of the best rappers of all time?" Everyone has an opinion and it's usually based on popularity instead of skill. This list doesn't care about who's popular. It doesn't give bonus respect points to those who are old school. It doesn't matter who […]