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Best Alternative Dance Bands/Artists

List Criteria: Only alt dance bands and artists. Other genres of EDM should be here

Alternative dance artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good alternative dance bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top alternative dance bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Alternative dance groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all alternative dance bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest alternative dance bands of all time, since the most famous alternative dance artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best alternative dance music.

You can click on the alternative dance band names to see more information about that particular notable alternative dance group. If they're near the top of the best alternative dance artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top alternative dance bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the alternative dance band names themselves.

Everything from Yeah Yeah Yeahs to LCD Soundsystem is included on this list. Vote for the greatest items by clicking the thumbs up button. Also, you should vote on items like New Order and Depeche Mode, if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in alternative dance music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new alternative dance bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of alternative dance, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into alternative dance music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good alternative dance bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent alternative dance bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best alternative dance bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest alternative dance musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular alternative dance bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

You can change the order of the list by having your Google circles vote too. (127 items)
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    Santigold

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    SugaRush Beat Company

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    Nite Jewel

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