Subnormal Magazine Reveals ‘Top Nothing List’ in Hollywood

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Top Nothing List

While any ranking, rating, or review of art, film, fashion, or music is largely worthless and annoying, we here at subnormal add our incomplete and trite list to the annals of history for one reason and one reason only. We wanted to think of some of our favorite music we wanted to hear now, and we figured we might as well type it out to teach some of the teeny boppers a thing or two.

And so with that, the following are subnormal magazine’s abridged pick of the Top Music, in various genres, and in no particular ranking order. We know there are many hundreds of other great bands and singers out there that are not on these lists, but we have to end it somewhere.

Patti Smith
Patti Smith

For those of you college graduate readers who forgot what the word abridged means, that’s just a snotty way of saying this list has had some stuff chopped off it from the original created list, for one annoying reason or another. In this case, it’s because we want to entice you to lift a lazy finger and go look at the other site of The Hollywood Sentinel (listed below) where the full list is.

Best New Wave Bands of All Time

Psychedelic Furs

Depache Mode

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Culture Club


The Residents


The Smiths

Mazzy Star

Missing Persons

Best Industrial / Dance Bands of All Time

Skinny Puppy


Atari Teenage Riot

Nine Inch Nails


Marilyn Manson

Front 242

Best Gothic Bands of All Time


Christian Death

Siouxsie and the Banshees


Sisters of Mercy

Mission U.K.

Kommunity FK

Red Lory Yellow Lory

Fields of Nephilim

Best Rock Bands of All Time (Punk / New Wave)

Sonic Youth

Smashing Pumpkins

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Pixies

Husker Du

Afghan Whigs

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Iggy and the Stooges

Best Pop / Rock Bands (Modern)


The Stone Roses


The Cure

Best Solo Pop Artists of All Time


Michael Jackson

(Note: best male and female vocalists are determined by vocal range, quality of voice, tone, pitch, and aesthetic)

Best Female Vocalists – Modern (Living)

Karen O.

Chrissie Hynde – Pretenders

Thalia Zedek (Live Skull)

Joni Mitchell

Diamanda Galas

Tori Amos

PJ Harvey

Patti Smith

Best Male Vocalists – Modern (Living)

Mick Jagger – Rolling Stones

Robert Plant – Led Zeppelin

Paul McCartney

Steve Perry – Journey

Dennis DeYoung – Styx

Greg Dulli – Afghan Whigs

Bruce Dickinson – Iron Maiden

Roger Waters – Pink Floyd

Phil Collins


Best Shock Pop Artist

Miley Cyrus

Best Heart-breaker and Boy Dumper

Taylor Swift

Best Punk Bands of All Time

The Clash

X-Ray Specs

Dead Kennedy’s

Dead Milkmen

Bad Religion

Bikini Kill

Richard Hell and the Voidoids


Lydia Lunch

Sex Pistols

Social Distortion

Best Drummer

Neil Pert – Rush

Steve Shelley – Sonic Youth

Best Guitarist

Lee Ronaldo – Sonic Youth

Thurston Moore – Sonic Youth

Dave Navarro – Janes Addiction

Best Bassist

David Williams – Michael Jackson, Madonna, and more (Guinness Book of World Records, most studio albums, guitar solo, “Billy Jean”)

Best Pianist / Keyboardist

Elton John

Tori Amos

Best New Artists (last 5 to 10 years)

Teegan and Sara

Empire of the Sun


Best Theme Band for Film or Television

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Davey Jones

Donnie and Marie

The Young Ones

Best Bands / Artists of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and All Time

Black Sabbath

The Rolling Stones

Pink Floyd

Patti Smith

The Everly Brothers

Tommy James and the Shondelles






The Ventures

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers

The Go Go’s

David Bowie


Best Metal Bands of All Time

Ozzy Osbourne

Motley Crue


Judas Priest

Iron Maiden

Best Rap Artists of All Time

Public Enemy


Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

See the complete list of artists at The Hollywood Sentinel in the link below, and go to the subnormal page via the table of contents table at the left of the screen once you are on that site. If that’s too confusing for you to figure out, then get off the drugs man.



8 tracks / music videos

There is something in Matrix theory which states that the dividing line between conscious awareness and the subconscious is called the limen, or liminal threshold. In the musical world, Skinny Puppy would accurately be described as the acoustical equivalent of the limenal threshold. Effectively burning down the dimensional barrier between conscious and unconscious awareness, seeping in to the cerebral cortex and central nervous system through the waveforms conscious level of sound, and yet concurrently, traversing the paths of the unknown, into the force of the matrix, subatomic power; dreamscapes, ecstatic dimensions, and terrorfests of the sleeping unknown. Skinny Puppy is the industrial / gothic / punk rock equivalent of psychotherapy on speed. Of nitro-ecstasy with stereophonic distortion ready to incite the revolution.

The imitable Skinny Puppy is as to industrial rock music as Gustav Klimpt is to the world of art. Legendary, masterful, otherworldly, and transcendental. The force of cEvin Key, and Skinny Puppy here combines like a fusion of atomic power perfectly contained in a tower of mass force barely able to contain itself. For sound is indeed a force of nature, and Skinny Puppy is like a tsunami packed in a Marshall stack of gun metal grey and black powder, ready to blow you into oblivion.

This collection has been out a while, and some of the songs are years old, but so is work by Pink Floyd and the Beatles. Works by the masters and classics never tire such is Skinny Puppy.

SKINNY PUPPY, video collection 1984-1992 (Nettwerk America)

Skinny Puppy is what I consider to be, one of the most important bands in the existence of musical history, past, present, and future. On this amazing DVD here we have some of the best songs of all time including STAIRS AND FLOWERS, FAR TOO FRAIL, DEEP DOWN TRAUMA SOUNDS, TESTURE, SPASMOLYTIC, and the other club classics including DIG IT, SMOTHERED HOPE, and KILLING GAME. Wow. If you already listen to Skinny Puppy, then you are wasting your time reading this, so just buy this for goodness sake, what are you waiting for? It’s masterful. And the videos are outstanding. If you do not know of this phenomenal band, and like stuff like Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, then slide that stuff aside for awhile and listen to one of the originators that influenced it all””The best in the world, Skinny Puppy.

Sub Con Radio

Ogre from Skinny Puppy has just this week, released a great new radio station online, called subconradio dot com. On the station, which is a feed that plays for over two hours and then seems to disappear- at least it did on my computer. Music ranges from full original cuts of classic old industrial and new wave such as The Cure, to re-mixes of rap, new wave, experimental, funk and more by Skinny Puppy, with artists such as Diamanda Galas, NWA, and more, which is brilliant. Tune in to the site to get the specifics on when the show will happen.

Subnormal will be in Hollywood November 16th, meeting select models that the magazine will consider for publication in its future issue online. interested models should contact 310-226-7176.

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