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The Best Blues Rock Bands and Artists

Combining bluesy improvs over traditional 12-bar blues, blues rock bands are some of the most important bands in music history. The best blues rock bands are oftentimes - and rightfully so - considered some of the greatest rock bands of all time. Blues rock became popular in the UK and U.S. in the 1960s at the onset of the rock explosion and these bands took elements from traditional blues music and amplified it through the use of electric guitars, explosive bass lines and heavy drum beats. Over time, blues rock evolved to include heavy riffs that came to include elements of hard rock as well. That said, blues rock bands are some of the most beloved and the best blues bands have a legacy that goes far beyond their best songs.

So, what are the best blues rock bands? When people think of blues rock, names of famous bands like Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Allman Brothers Band and solo blues artists like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and B.B. King often come up. These top bands are widely known as some of the best blues rock artists of all time. Primarily known for being guitar rock driven, the best blues rock bands have awesome guitar solos that are often times more memorable than a song's lyrics, which is a testament to the brilliant musicianship in these songs. Even as modern blues rock bands hit the scene, these bands have secured their place in history, many of the strength of their guitarists alone. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best blues rock bands. If you think a good band is missing from this list, and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best blues-rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest blues-rock 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 blues-rock bands that you might've heard of.

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    Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin II

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    Couldn't Stand the Weather, In Step, Texas Flood

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    Electric Ladyland, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love

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    At Fillmore East, Beginnings, Eat a Peach

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    461 Ocean Boulevard, Crossroads, Pilgrim

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    Disraeli Gears, The Very Best of Cream, Fresh Cream

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    Tres Hombres, Eliminator, Rio Grande Mud

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    Let the Good Times Roll, Live at the Regal, Ladies and Gentleman... Mr.

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    The Doors, L.A. Woman, Strange Days

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    The End of the Game, In the Skies, White Sky

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    Abraxas, Supernatural, Legacy Edition

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    At Your Birthday Party, Steppenwolf 7, The Second

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    A Space in Time, Ssssh., Cricklewood Green

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    Truth, Jeff Beck Group, Rough and Ready

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    Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton, Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton, Road ...

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    Bad Company, What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company, ...

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    Live and Dangerous, Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy, Renegade

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    On the Road to Freedom, Saguitar, Alvin Lee: The Anthology

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    Blind Faith, London Hyde Park 1969

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    Roadwork, Edgar Winter's White Trash, They Only Come Out at Night

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    Climbing!, Mystic Fire, Nantucket Sleighride

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    Collins Mix: The Best Of, Showdown!, Ice Pickin'

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    Travel-Log, The Road to Escondido, Naturally

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    Raising Sand, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, Walking ...

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    Who's Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia

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    Get Me Some, See the Light, Feel This

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    Bo Diddley, Super Blues, His Best

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    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Sweet Potato Pie, The Blues Collection 25: ...

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    Hellbound Train, Rock 'n' Roll Warriors, Hellbound Train Live 1969-1972 ...

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    Taste, On the Boards, London Invasion

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    Rising, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll

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    Nick of Time, Nine Lives, Fundamental

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    Rain Dogs, Mule Variations, Blood Money

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    Hot Rats, Joe's Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3

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    Five Guys Walk Into a Bar..., Coast to Coast: Overture and Beginners, Stay ...

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    Hair of the Dog, Razamanaz, Loud 'n' Proud

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    Dingwalls 6.7.84, Marriott, Majik Mijits

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    Giant Step / De Ole Folks at Home, Kulanjan, The Real Thing

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    The Collectors' Guide to Rare British Birds, Say Those Magic Words, You're ...

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    1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In

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    Freeze Frame, Monkey Island, Bloodshot

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    Coverdale/Page, Take a Look at Yourself, Take Me for a Little While

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    Middle Man, My Time, Silk Degrees

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    Live in Japan, Beck, Bogert & Appice

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    Rubber Factory, Attack & Release, Brothers

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    Restrictions, One Way...Or Another, Cactus

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    Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, ...

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    The Angry Young Them, Them, Them Again

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    Howl, Specter at the Feast, B.R.M.C.

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