This list favors any artist that I have listened to heavily since I got my iPod and joined last.fm so some of my all time favorites are not in the list.
#1 Mike Patton
See Faith No More for how i originally got into Mike Patton. After FNM split i already had some Mr Bungle and his experimental solo stuff which isn't bad but its the two movie scores that he has done that projected him to the top of my list, they explore genres all over the spectrum and add to that different genres of vocals that i would argue is unrivaled.
#2 Secret Chiefs 3
I chanced upon some early SC3 albums while exploring Mr Bungle members side projects and thought they were okay and when Book M was released I purchased it and was blown away, constant rotation on my CD player for weeks. BOH was a good album but it wasn't until Xaphan that I…