🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Jimi Hendrix

Hi! Here we go with another one of these then.

Madonna scores a 3.4

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Cure 4.28
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Blondie 3.73
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Madonna 3.4
Rihanna 3.19
Jay-Z 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Oasis 2.71
Queen 2.6

And we move on, to today look at Jimi Hendrix


James Marshall Hendrix, then?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

Best album

  • Are You Experienced
  • Axis: Bold As Love
  • Electric Ladyland
  • Band Of Gypsies

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Best song

  • Purple Haze
  • Fire
  • The Wind Cries Mary
  • Hey Joe
  • All Along the Watchtower
  • Stone Free
  • Crosstown Traffic
  • Manic Depression
  • Little Wing
  • If 6 Was 9
  • Foxey Lady
  • Bold as Love
  • Castles Made of Sand
  • Red House
  • Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  • Freedom
  • Night Bird Flying
  • Angel
  • Dolly Dagger
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Other (please specify)

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And the fully updated playlist

Great talent but rarely feel the urge to listen to him. Not sure if the slightly less ubiquitous songs are the best or if it just helps that I’ve not been horrifically overexposed to them. A generous 3 for me.

Fully expect some 1s from various corners and I’m OK with it.

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I’ve never knowingly heard Hendrix
1/5 :wink:



Great guitarist, music mainly just OK. A 3.


Easy 5. There’s a bit of guff on the albums obviously but between the hits and the incredible Band of Gypsies stuff he’s a phenomenon.


4 from me, might revise to a 5 after I listen to some on the way to work. Went through a massive Hendrix phase when I was about 15/16. Don’t listen to him much anymore but still, an astoundingly good musician and some truly brilliant music. Does descend into overlong psychedelic wankery a bit sometimes but hey, it was the 60s. Voted Crosstown Traffic as best song, but tempted to change it to ‘Other’ for ‘Izabella’. Also, Live At The Fillmore East is the second best live album of all time.


Fix this.

I’ll just leave my wife know she’s got the newborn for the day :wink:

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Spanish Castle Magic is a tuuuune
Love Jimi, love Mitch Mitchell on drums.
Used to cane Axis and Live at the BBC as a teen.




Clearly you’ve not seen enough Vietnam War films.

I’m sure I’ve heard loads

Listened to him a bit. Found it grating. I guess I understand his influence and importance in counter culture terms, but truthfully he is one of the artists I am least likely to ever listen to

5 for the singles and the influence on who came after.

Of course all the “best guitarist ever” plaudits are completely justified, but he is often so underrated as a songwriter/composer.

I think I’m probably going to get very annoyed by this thread




Obviously very talented but his music does nothing for me and his voice leaves me totally cold.