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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 items 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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    New Wave, Rock music, Protopunk More
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    Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
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    Synthpunk, New Wave, No wave More
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    Noise rock, Punk rock, Art punk More
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    Noise rock, Shoegazing, Garage punk More
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    Acid house, Dance-punk, Rock music More
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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock More
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    New Wave, Art rock, Punk rock More
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    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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    Post-metal, Experimental rock, Art punk More
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    Rock music, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
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    Experimental rock, Heavy metal, Noise music More
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Alternative rock More
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    Dance-punk, Mathcore, Grindcore More
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    Shoegazing, Experimental music, Noise pop More
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    Indie rock, Art punk More
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    Progressive music, Rock music, Shock rock More
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    Echocast

    Progressive metal, Art punk, Alternative metal More
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    Noise rock, Mathcore, Melodic hardcore More
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    Noise rock, Anarcho-punk, Art rock More
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    Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock More
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    Experimental rock, Art rock, Punk rock More
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    Ouija Radio

    Rock and roll, Indie rock, Art punk More
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    Noise rock, Dance-punk, Art rock More
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    Emo, Experimental rock, Post-rock More
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    new! Deerhoof

    Noise rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
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    Art rock, Punk rock, Art punk More
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    Dance-punk, Punk rock, Indie rock More
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    Anarcho-punk, Art punk, Post-punk More
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    New Wave, Rock music, Punk rock More
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    Alternative rock, Art rock, Art punk More
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    Jazz fusion, Jazz, Art rock More
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    Johnny Whitney

    Electronic music, Post-hardcore, Art punk More
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    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rockabilly More
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    Alternative hip hop, Dance-punk, Electronic music More
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Emo More
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    Noise rock, Dance-punk, Experimental rock More
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    Horror punk, Gothic rock, Anarcho-punk More
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    Riot grrrl, Art rock, Punk rock More
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    The Wolfgang Press

    Synthpop, Electronic music, Experimental rock More
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    New Wave, Art rock, Punk rock More
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    Steve Five

    Indie rock, Art punk More
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    Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore, Screamo More
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    Dance-punk, Experimental rock, Progressive rock More
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    New Wave, Dance-punk, Electro More
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    Experimental rock, Math rock, Post-hardcore More
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    Mathcore, Experimental rock, Progressive rock More
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Screamo More
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    Alternative rock, Alternative country, Indie rock More
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    Art rock, Art punk, Post-punk More
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