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Lesser Known Gems By Popular Bands/Musicians

Some good but not as well known songs by popular bands/artists
1The Beatles
Blue Jay Way

Written by George Harrison, from the Magical Mystery Tour album. Trippy song, kind of repetitive but has a sweet vibe.

Written by John Lennon, taken from the White Album. Underrated finger-picked song.
3Bob Dylan
Masters of War

From the Freewheeling Bob Dylan album. Barely qualifies for this list - it's been covered by lots of bands eg the Roots/Pearl Jam. Simple folk song with just vocals and an acoustic guitar but one of the angriest songs I've ever heard.

New Noise is the most well known song but this to me just about sums up everything that's so good about that album.
5David Bowie
Lady Grinning Soul

Off the Aladdin Sane album, I read somewhere that this was supposed to sound similiar to a James Bond theme. Unlike anything else Bowie has done.
6Look Back In Anger

From the underrated Lodger album.
7Elliott Smith
The Last Hour

Off 'From A Basement on a Hill', this would sound more at home on Either/Or than his major label albums. Fairly straightforward, great song.
8Everything Means Nothing To Me

Off 'Figure 8'. Piano driven song with some pretty interesting vocal melodies in the verse.
Aqueous Transmission

From 'Morning View'. One of the most relaxing songs I've ever heard
10Jimi Hendrix

Off the 'Electric Ladyland' album. Clocks in at nearly 14 minutes, but if I'm in the mood for it, an excellent song.
The World Is Yours

Off the 'Illmatic' album. A simple drum and piano loop but all the focus is on the vocals and it's pretty amazing. Strong contender for my favourite rap song.
12Poison the Well
Antartica Inside Me

From 'The Tropic Rot'. I have alot of respect for this band for going above and beyond what I consider a pretty restricting genre. Could have just as easily chosen 'Without You and One Other I Am Nothing'.
Pyramid Song

From 'Amnesiac'. This song makes that album for me. One of my favourites of all time.
14There There

From 'Hail to the Thief'. Not my favourite Radiohead album but this song builds up and the finish is awesome.
15Red Hot Chili Peppers
Breaking the Girl

From 'Blood Sugar Sex Magic'. When I was learning guitar, I admired Frusciante's playing and this is a different sound for them in that era.
16Bob Dylan
Gates of Eden

From 'Bringing it All Back Home'. Once again it's just Dylan and an acoustic guitar, and at nearly 6 minutes it's captivating. Great songwriter and lyricist.
17Sarah Blasko
No Turning Back

From 'As Day Follows Night'. Aussie singer-song writer with an amazing voice. After listening almost entirely to male vocalists while I was growing up I appreciate female singers alot at the moment.
Night Diving

Instrumental off the Alchemy Index water EP. Doesn't showcase Kensrues lyrics but is a pretty good song in its own right and features some great production.
19Bat for Lashes

Opener from 'Two Suns'. Similiar reason to #18. Great voice and excellent song.
20At the Drive-In

Off 'Acrobatic Tenement'. Relationship of Command is one of my favourite albums to this day but I chose this old gem.
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