The Noughties: Honorary Mentions-Singer/Songwriters


10-KING CREOSOTE-Klutz

The arrival of the anti-folk movement with Devendra Banhart as its poster boy ended up in an outburst of new singer-songwriters of all kinds and backgrounds. Some were digging in the teachings of the history, some others evolving them into freak-folk’s many shapes; some were polished for the female and adult markets and some others defying classification. Here’s some of the most brilliant ones.

9-REGINA SPEKTOR-Us

8-MARISSA NADLER-Diamond Heart

7-JAMES YORKSTON & THE ATHLETES-Tender To The Blues

6-RICHARD HAWLEY-Coles Corner

5-DEVENDRA BANHART-At The Hop

4-BILL CALLAHAN-Eid Ma Clack Shaw

3-BRIGHT EYES-The Calendar Hung Itself

2-BENJAMIN BIOLAY-Mon Amour M’a Baisé

1-JENS LEKMAN-The Opposite Of Hallelujah

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