Best Alternative Dance Bands Bands/Musicians
+Vote List
tags 1,081 votes 98 voters 21,469 views 129 items f p @

Best Alternative Dance Bands

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

Mixing elements of rock, most notably post-punk, indie and alternative rock with electronic dance music, alternative dance was a predominantly British-focused genre for its initial existence. This fusion of rock and dance music allowed for alternative dance music to become popular in the club and allowed it to reach a bigger audience. The beauty of alternative dance and the alternative dance music movement is that it spawned other subgenres, all of which remain popular today due to these alternative dance bands.

So, what are the best alternative dance bands? All of the best alt dance bands are on this list and you won't be surprised to see the likes of New Order - the alternative dance pioneers - along with the likes of 1990s alt dance icons The Prodigy,  Hot Chip and Justice on this list. All of these great alt dance artists were at some point the biggest dance music band and made waves on rock radio. Generally, the best alternative dance bands came from outside the U.S., yet they were all able to achieve some degree of success in the States.

That said, it's up to you to determine what is the best alternative dance band and alternative dance artist. If you're a fan of alternative dance, take a look at this list and vote for the best band. If you notice someone isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. 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. (129 items)

L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 25
    - 8


    Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

    ;
  2. 2
    + 18
    - 6


    Reykjavik, Iceland

    ;
  3. 3
    + 20
    - 9


    Essex, United Kingdom

    ;
  4. 4
    + 15
    - 5
    ;
  5. 5
    + 18
    - 9


    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    ;
  6. 6
    + 11
    - 4


    Braintree, United Kingdom

    ;
  7. 7
    + 13
    - 6


    Swindon, United Kingdom

    ;
  8. 8
    + 9
    - 4


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  9. 9
    + 7
    - 2

    added by JeanDu
    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ;
  10. 10
    + 10
    - 5


    Melbourne, Australia

    ;
  11. 11
    + 7
    - 2


    Manchester, United Kingdom

    ;
  12. 12
    + 13
    - 9


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  13. 13
    + 13
    - 9


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  14. 14
    + 9
    - 5


    Paris, France

    ;
  15. 15
    + 9
    - 5

    added by Ariel Kana
    Sydney, Australia

    ;
  16. 16
    + 9
    - 5


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  17. 17
    + 8
    - 4


    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    ;
  18. 18
    + 9
    - 6


    Melbourne, Australia

    ;
  19. 19
    + 7
    - 4


    São Paulo, Brazil

    ;
  20. 20
    + 7
    - 4


    Montreal, Canada

    ;
  21. 21
    + 6
    - 3

    added by Ariel Kana
    Sydney, Australia

    ;
  22. 22
    + 6
    - 3


    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ;
  23. 23
    + 6
    - 3


    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ;
  24. 24
    + 6
    - 3


    Düsseldorf, Germany

    ;
  25. 25
    + 6
    - 3


    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ;
  26. 26
    + 6
    - 3


    Manchester, United Kingdom

    ;
  27. 27
    + 6
    - 3


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  28. 28
    + 6
    - 3


    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    ;
  29. 29
    + 3
    - 0

    new! & added by spiralx
    Haifa, Israel

    ;
  30. 30
    + 9
    - 7


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  31. 31
    + 8
    - 6


    Melbourne, Australia

    ;
  32. 32
    + 7
    - 5


    Little Hulton, Swinton, United Kingdom

    ;
  33. 33
    + 7
    - 5


    Danbury, Connecticut, United States of America

    ;
  34. 34
    + 7
    - 5


    Guastalla, Italy

    ;
  35. 35
    + 6
    - 4


    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    ;
  36. 36
    + 6
    - 4


    Manila, Philippines

    ;
  37. 37
    + 5
    - 3


    Windsor, United Kingdom

    ;
  38. 38
    + 4
    - 2

    added by elise

  39. 39
    + 3
    - 1


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  40. 40
    + 4
    - 3


    Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

    ;
  41. 41
    + 7
    - 7


    St Albans, United Kingdom

    ;
  42. 42
    + 6
    - 6


    Stourbridge, United Kingdom

    ;
  43. 43
    + 6
    - 6


    Gothenburg, Sweden

    ;
  44. 44
    + 5
    - 5
    ;
  45. 45
    + 5
    - 5
    ;
  46. 46
    + 4
    - 4


    Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    ;
  47. 47
    + 3
    - 3
    ;
  48. 48
    + 3
    - 3


    London, United Kingdom

    ;
  49. 49
    + 3
    - 3

    added by elise
    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ;
  50. 50
    + 3
    - 3


    Guadalajara, Mexico

    ;
130 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

plus...

more popular lists