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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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    added by Piertomas Piertomas Dell'Erba Space Ambient

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    Drone music, Contemporary classical music, Ambient music

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    Downtempo, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music

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    Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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    Opera, Classical music, Contemporary classical music

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    Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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    New Wave, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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    Electronic dance music, Intelligent dance music, Electronica

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    added by michellewanson Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk

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    added by michellewanson Ephemeral Mists Ambient music

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    Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

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    Ari Pulkkinen Rock music, Folk music, Electronic music

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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Dream pop

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    Indie pop, Folk music, Instrumental rock

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    Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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    Mark Howard

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    Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

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    Pop music, Traditional music, Rock music

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    Folk music, Drone music, Electronic dance music

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    Doom metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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    Elfonía

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    Shoegazing, Piano, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Spoken Word Soul, New Age music

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    Andrej Aćin Gothic rock, Electronic music, Ambient music

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    Emeralds Electronic music, Ambient music

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    Electronic dance music, Glitch, Experimental music

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    added by michellewanson Abandoned Toys

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    Jacaszek Contemporary classical music, Electroacoustic music, Ambient music

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    Folk music, Post-rock, Ambient music

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    Folk music, Instrumental, Ambient music

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Pop music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Folk music

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    New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

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    Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

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    Dead combo Soundtrack, Ambient music

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    New Wave, Electronic music, Classical music

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    Chill-out music, Trance music, Progressive house music

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    World music, Post-rock, Baroque pop

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    Pop music, Latin American music, Ambient music

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    Psychedelia, Electronic music, Experimental music

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    Downtempo, Chill-out music, Electronic dance music

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    Doom metal, Space rock, Experimental music

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    This Allure Alternative rock, Progressive rock, Ambient music

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