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Best Ambient Music Bands/Artists

Ambient music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good ambient music 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 ambient music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Ambient music 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 ambient music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest ambient music bands of all time, since the most famous ambient music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best ambient music music.

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

Nine Inch Nails and Paul McCartney are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list Vote for your favorite items to see them rise to the top! Make sure to give items you favor (like The Mars Volta or Joel Thomas Zimmerman) a vote.

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

The list includes all new ambient music 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 ambient music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into ambient music 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 ambient music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent ambient music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best ambient music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest ambient music 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 ambient music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music More
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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music More
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    Downtempo, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop More
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    Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music More
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    Drone music, Contemporary classical music, Ambient music More
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    Andrej Aćin

    Gothic rock, Electronic music, Ambient music More
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    Shoegazing, Piano, Electronic music More
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    Emeralds

    Electronic music, Ambient music More
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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Pop music More
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    New Wave, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Folk music, Instrumental, Ambient music More
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    Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno More
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    Ambient music, Contemporary classical music, Electroacoustic music More
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    Electronic dance music, Glitch, Experimental music More
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    Abandoned Toys

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music More
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    Ephemeral Mists

    Ambient music More
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    Opera, Classical music, Contemporary classical music More
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    Mark Howard

    Rock music, Folk music, Experimental music More
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    Ari Pulkkinen

    Rock music, Folk music, Electronic music More
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    Pop music, Traditional music, Rock music More
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    Indie pop, Folk music, Instrumental rock More
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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Dream pop More
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    Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music More
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    Folk music, Drone music, Electronic dance music More
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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music More
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    Electronic dance music, Intelligent dance music, Electronica More
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    Hip hop music, Spoken Word Soul, New Age music More
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    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop More
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    New Wave, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock More
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    Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient More
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    Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat More
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    Folk music, Hauntology, Ambient music More
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    Dubstep, Dark ambient, New Wave More
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    Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro More
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    Experimental rock, Ambient music, Free improvisation More
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    Indie, Shoegazing, Alternative rock More
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    Electronic music, Ambient music More
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    New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music More
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    AKIBA

    Electronica, Ambient music More
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    Shoegazing, Electronic music, Ethereal wave More
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    Indie pop, World music, Ethereal wave More
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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk More
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    Elfonía

    Progressive metal, Jazz, Progressive rock More
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    Doom metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal More
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    Folk music, Post-rock, Ambient music More
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    Dead combo

    Soundtrack, Ambient music More
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    Electronic music, Experimental music, Post-rock More
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    Pop music, Latin American music, Ambient music More
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    Mark Templeton

    Folk music, Electronic music, Ambient music More
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