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Best Experimental Rock Bands/Artists

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?"(49 items)
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  1. 1

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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  3. 3

    Rock music, Protopunk, Jazz fusion

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  4. 4

    Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  5. 5

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    Synthpop, Rockabilly, No wave

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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  8. 8

    Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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  10. 10

    Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Space rock

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    Experimental rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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    Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music

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    Folk music, New Weird America, Electronic music

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    Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Freak folk

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    Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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    New Prog, Experimental rock, Afrobeat

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    Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

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    New Weird America, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Hip hop music, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    Indie pop, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dance-punk

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  35. 35

    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

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  36. 36

    Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock

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  37. 37

    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  38. 38

    Noise rock, Musical improvisation, Space rock

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  39. 39

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  40. 40

    Experimental rock, Post-rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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  42. 42

    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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    Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Dream pop

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    Rock music, Emo, New Prog

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    Noise rock, Nintendocore, Experimental rock

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    Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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    added by TCUhimself Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    added by TCUhimself Uptown Monotones What starts off as a classy folk concert quickly mutates into a rollicking clash of pulsating ...

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    added by AdamBell Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal An interesting mix of metal, psychedelia, hard rock, punk, and eastern music that became ...

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