|Music Strangeness Scale|
My scale for rating the strangeness of a given album (from 1-11) using an example for each (though my explanations probably aren't that great). "Strangeness" is basically associated with how far from being accessible a track or band is.
|1||The Rolling Stones|
Some experimentation musically and vocally, but for the most part stays with standard music conventions. i.e. Songs such as Sympathy for the Devil, Can't You Hear Me Knocking
More experimentation both musically and vocally. i.e. Songs such as Bad Guy and Bury a Friend
Musical and vocal experimentation across various different genres in bizarre and inventive ways. i.e. Songs such as The Ruler of Everything, The Bidding, and Banana Man
|4||King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard|
More musical and vocal experimentation across various different genres in bizarre and inventive ways, often incorporating often unused conventions. i.e. The heavy usage of 7 time signatures, and micro-tonal tuning
|5||They Might Be Giants|
Incorporation of the previous elements with strange lyrics and sounds. i.e. Songs such as Istanbul, Bird House in Your Soul, Don't Let's Start
|6||The Flaming Lips|
Often conceptual and highly experimental projects and albums which incorporate the previous elements. i.e. Songs such as 7 Skies H3, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1, This Here Giraffe
|7||Tropical Fuck Storm|
Heavy distortion and other "strange" elements are prevalent throughout, along with many of the previous qualities. i.e. Songs such as You Let My Tyres Down, The Future of History, and Chameleon Paint
Miracle Musical is another band that could be put in either this or the next category above.
Many strange sounds, vocal, and sound distortions prevalent throughout. Song structure and style does not fully adhere to traditional techniques, and often invents new avenues. Also incorporates elements of the previous. i.e. Songs such as The Purple Bottle, My Girls, Fireworks
Artist plays largely by their own rules, creates sounds which may be relatively new or unheard of within their respective genre as a major focal point throughout their music. Also incorporates many elements of the previous levels. i.e. Songs such as Those Who Can't Cheat, 1-800-Worship, and Will to Believe
|10||Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band|
Some of the strangest, and most bizarre musical groups. Often go by their own standards, and are hard to define genre-wise, and whose sound is often as erratic and strange as their lyrics. May incorporate some, all, or none of the previous elements. i.e. The album Trout Mask Replica, and songs such as Electricity, Doctor Dark, Ashtray Heart, the band Painkiller
There are few words to describe the Shaggs, and nearly no bands that can compare, so much so that I felt the need to give them a tier to themselves. Music (that borders on just slapping instruments) as bizarre as its history (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhtDf82a3pM). i.e. Songs such as My Pal Foot Foot, Philosophy of the World, Who Are Parents?