Here are the best artists and bands from Massachusetts. This may come as a surprise to some of you, but the band Boston actually comes from Boston. That's only the tip of the iceberg when you're looking at all of the outstanding singers, bands, and rappers that have come out of Massachusetts. In particular, the state has seen a great presence of rock, folk, hip hop, and classical acts. Once you see for yourself the best musical artists from Massachusetts, you will be amazed at how one state has been so influential in the music industry.
One of the bands that best encapsulates everything about the Boston attitude is Dropkick Murphys. In fact, the band's first live album was titled Live on St. Patrick's Day from Boston, MA. It does not get much more Irish than that. However, the city has launched the careers of more than just Celtic punk bands. Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch also came from the city. Other popular Massachusetts artists include Pixies, Meghan Trainor, Passion Pit, New Edition, and Godsmack.
The most famous Massachusetts musical artists come from all over the state and not just Boston. They represent everything great about the state. If you're looking for some new playlists, then this list is the best place to start. Don't forget to vote for the acts you like best, and add other good Massachusetts artists missing from the list.
Albums: Candy-O, The Cars, Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology, Heartbeat City, Panorama, + more
Albums: The Warrior's Code, Unity, The Singles Collection, Volume 2: 1998-2004, Mob Mentality, + more
Albums: Sweet Baby James, A Christmas Album, James Taylor at Christmas, Never Die Young, Hourglass, + more
Albums: Bad Girls, Christmas Spirit, The Summer Collection: Greatest Hits, Donna Summer, Once Upon a Time..., + more
Albums: The Sinister Urge, Past, Present & Future, Hellbilly Deluxe, American Made Music to Strip By, + more
Albums: Let's Face It, Question the Answers, Live From the Middle East, Pay Attention, More Noise and Other Disturbances, + more
Albums: Merry, Merry Christmas, Face the Music, Hangin' Tough, Step by Step, + more
Albums: Christmas All Over the World, Candy Girl, Heart Break, Home Again, New Edition, + more
Albums: Gossamer, Manners, Chunk of Change, Sleepyhead / Better Things, The Reeling (Remixes), + more
Albums: It's a Shame About Ray, Car Button Cloth, Mrs. Robinson & Being Around, If I Could Talk I'd Tell You, Hate Your Friends, + more
Albums: Around the World in 77 Minutes, Cello Sonatas, Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside the Box, Beyond the Horizons, + more
Albums: Bo Burnham, Bo Fo Sho, Words Words Words, What.
Albums: Only 17, I'll Sing With You, All About That Bass, Title
Albums: Alive or Just Breathing, The End of Heartache, As Daylight Dies, Killswitch Engage, (Set This) World Ablaze, + more
Albums: Hard to Earn, Daily Operation, Moment of Truth, Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr, Step in the Arena, + more
Albums: Long Line, Come as You Are, Midnight Souvenirs, Sleepless, Fool's Parade, + more