MUSIC'S 20 GREATEST CULT HEROES

 

The names you'll find here are musicians whose artistic ability - genius, in some cases - has dwarfed their limited commercial success. So don your white robes and join us as we count down the 20 gods of cult.

Meanwhile, head to NME.COM/video to hear NME writers discuss these artists - and don't forget to let us know your own personal cult heroes.

 
 
 
 

The patron saint of idealistic cynics

While others schemed it, he lived it.

While most moaned about the state of the charts and banality of record labels, he put the entire music industry over his lap and gave it a spanking – whether it was The KLF deleting their entire back-catalogue, costing themselves a fortune, or them toasting another fortune in the infamous burning-a-million-quid saga.

Drummond has always gone out and brought us back the news about the relationship between art, music, and commerce.

Download: The KLF – 'What Time Is Love?'

 
 

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