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Daniel Johnston (b. January 22, 1961 in Sacramento, California) is a prolific American singer-songwriter and artist. He has been classified as an outsider musician.

His songs are typically painfully direct, and often display a disturbing blend of childlike naïvete with darker, "spooky" themes. Johnston's singing voice is rather high-pitched, and his performances often seem faltering or uncertain; pitchfork writes that…

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  • Maybe even a whole album!
  • I wish Metallica would record some of his songs
  • a real human bean
  • I lov u
  • love you danny
  • Greatest solo artist of all-time for sure
  • *high pitched and drawn out voice "looks like somebody should see The Devil and Daniel Johnston"
  • shut the fuck up you pretentious retard
  • As most of you music critics who actually seem to have a decent sense of taste but are secretly hipster like to think Dan is a genius. He is nowhere near a genius. In fact he's rather the opposite of that. He is a simpleton who was raised in a culture filled with very traditional values. Dan just happens to be a very strange one at that. He is some sort of freak of nature who is able to work magic with simplicity. He is one of the most original musicians ever but one of the most unoriginal musicians at the same time. Nobody can compare him to any other musician out there but there's nothing totally new about the way he does it. His talent seems to stem from the fact that when simplicity is viewed as it is it becomes very predictable. He manages to make things very simple and people know what to expect from it but they can't because what he's doing is what nobody else is but is speaking for the entire world when he says: I HAVE LOST MY MIND.
  • @Indyalanjones1 "hes not talent musically is he? He cant play any instruments or sing" you clearly haven't been listening to him properly, i'd say some his piano work and melodies are great examples of what a good musician he is, and his lyrics are very well written in my opinion.

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