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The Best Art Punk Bands

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

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

List ranges from Talking Heads to Sonic Youth and more. Vote for the greatest artists by clicking the thumbs up button. If you like Television or Yeah Yeah Yeahs, then make your voice heard.

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

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

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

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    Marquee Moon, Television, Adventure

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    The Modern Dance, Cloudland, Ray Gun Suitcase

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    Suicide, Suicide: Alan Vega and Martin Rev, A Way of Life

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    Merry Crassmas, Acts of Love: Fifty Songs to My Other Self, The Feeding of ...

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    Mirror, Pieces of the People We Love, In the Grace of Your Love

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    Young Machetes, Crimes, …Burn

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    Dreamtime, Cover, Words From the Front

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    If'n, Ragin', Full-On

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    Liars, Drum's Not Dead, They Were Wrong

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    Everything in Between, Weirdo Rippers, An Object

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    Strange Symmetry, Tapestry of Webs

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    Kiss Ass Godhead!, Songs of Love and Fury, The Gift of Life

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    Fun Terminal

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    The Shape of Punk to Come, This Just Might Be… the Truth, Songs to Fan the ...

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    The Cat and the Cobra, Let's Stay Friends, 3/5

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    Believes in Patterns, I Would Set Myself on Fire for You, Florida Demo

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    Bistriji ili tuplji čovek biva kad..., Paket aranžman

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    Deerhoof vs. Evil, The Man, The King

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    Quiet, In the Valley, On the Shores

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    The New Romance, Élan Vital, Good Health

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    Daughters, Daughters, Canada Songs

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    Where the Future Ends

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    Treat, Humans Fly / Every Day Timebomb, Hum of Life

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    A Band in Hope, Decomposer, E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals

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    Fantastic Static

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    People of the Dark, The Hounded, The Fall of the Evergreen

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    American Twilight, Paradise Discotheque, Room of Lights

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    What We Are Today, The Truth Is..., About Time

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    Soiled Life

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    Don't Forget, Liar, Zebra! Zebra!

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    Welcome to California, Sound and Ink

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    The World We Knew, Life Sentence in the Cathouse, Panther Phobia

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    Casual Goths, Finally Punk, Primary Colors

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    Chandeliers in the Savannah, Headlines

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    Discography, Maximillian Colby / Rye Coalition

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    Like a Virgin, PLCN/TAAS, Easter

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