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The Best Experimental Rock Bands/Artists

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Similarly to avant-garde rock and avant-garde rock bands, experimental rock takes rock music and takes it to places where many mainstream bands are afraid to go. Experimental rock bands are among the most interesting bands with extremely rabid, loyal fanbases. Usually, experimental rock bands will tinker with things like song structure, and showcases a different side of a rock band. Technical prowess is crucial for experimental rock bands to challenge the status quo. Beginning in the 1960s, experimental rock used elements from free jazz, classical music and even psychedelic rock to create a sound people had never heard before. Experimental rock has also called post-rock.

So, who are considered experimental rock bands? You can't think of experimental rock without bringing up Frank Zappa, Brian Eno and even Neil Young. These guys took traditional rock music and decide to create their own subtexture to their sound. How else can you accurately explain what Zappa and the Mothers of Invention did? They took traditional music and made it their own, hence the experimental rock label. Elements of Krautrock, ambient music and underground music were embraced by experimental rock bands.

This list of experimental rock bands should be a guide to the genre. Experimental rock This list answers the questions "who are the best experimental rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest experimental rock musician ever?"(79 items)
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    The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Experimental Rock Bands/Artists

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    Rock music, Pop music, Baroque pop/rock

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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    New Wave, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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    Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Space rock

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    Rock music, Protopunk, Jazz fusion

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    New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk

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    Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Thrash metal, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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    Rock music, Emo, New Prog

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    Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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    Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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    Krautrock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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    Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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    Steve Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Experimental Rock Bands/Artists

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    Garage punk, Outsider music, Heavy metal

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    Experimental rock, Post-rock

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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    Pop music, Experimental music, Psychedelic music

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    Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Freak folk

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    Noise rock, Musical improvisation, Space rock

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    Dance-punk, Experimental rock, Acid jazz

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    Experimental rock, Jazz fusion, Experimental music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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    Noise rock, Nintendocore, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Industrial music

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