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Best Darkwave Bands/Artists

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

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

The list you're viewing contains items like The Cure and Depeche Mode. Vote for the best items on the list and see them rise to the top. What belongs closer to the top of this list, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds or Gary Numan?

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

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

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

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    Suspiria

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    The Breath of Life

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    Bacio di Tosca

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    Screams For Tina

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal More
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    Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk More
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