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Genre: outsider

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Parent Genre: rock

Outsider music is a genre that encompasses unconventional and experimental music that often lacks traditional structure and production values. It is characterized by its raw and unpolished sound, often created by artists who are self-taught or have limited musical training. The genre often explores themes of mental illness, isolation, and social alienation. Its artists are known for their unique and idiosyncratic styles, which can be both challenging and captivating to listeners.


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Electric Guitar, Drum Kit, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboard/Piano, Synthesizer, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Oboe, Trombone, Flute, Cello, Violin, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar

Popular outsider Songs


Most popular outsider albums

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Spirits of the Past: Lost & Found, Vol. 4
2020
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The Lost Recordings
1983
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The Madcap Laughs
2016
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Fingerprince
1977
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The Evil One
2013
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The Love Wheel
2012
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Eden's Island
1960
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Liquidatia-455
2004
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Sunny Side
2021
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Moondog
1969
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Inspiration
2004
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Dichotomy
2004
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DJ-Kicks (DJ Koze) [DJ Mix]
2015
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I Hear a New World: An Outer Space Music Fantasy
2015
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A Christmas Gift from Mrs. Miller...
2020

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List of outsider artists

Here is a list of outsider artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the outsider genre. You can find out what outsider genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 43 198374
2 47 137045
3 46 294218
4 32 58592
5 37 89733
6 38 335715
7 42 106850
8 31 24275
9 19 13273
10 32 42077
11 33 55822
12 32 26804
13 32 47558
14 28 15302
15 26 26776
16 31 284
17 23 19479
18 23 12834
19 26 22258
20 26 22910
21 26 12974
22 23 14925
23 24 2214
24 23 14010
25 23 11686
26 21 14292
27 23 43870
28 10 7463
29 21 9526
30 20 3674
31 18 5925
32 17 4480
33 17 7565
34 10 1963
35 14 10983
36 8 1964
37 12 3500
38 5 1192
39 11 3121
40 11 5073
41 9 7
42 9 4345
43 5 2410
44 9 2016
45 8 2436
46 4 7837
47 8 2954
48 8 2221
49 8 1179
50 8 1693
51 6 1170
52 3 1210
53 6 3112
54 6 1542
55 3 179
56 4 813
57 5 1340
58 2 257
59 1 594
60 1 261
61 2 1045
62 1 180
63 1 177
64 1 792
65 1 576
66 1 256

outsider playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular outsider music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.