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Best Experimental Rock Bands/Artists

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

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

This list contains items like Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. Rank the best items on the list to see them get to the top. Make sure to give items you like (David Bowie and Neil Young, for example) votes.

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

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

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

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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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  6. 6

    Synthpop, Rockabilly, No wave

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  7. 7

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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  8. 8

    Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  9. 9

    Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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  10. 10

    Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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  11. 11

    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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  12. 12

    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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  13. 13

    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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  14. 14

    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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  21. 21

    Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music

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  22. 22

    Folk music, New Weird America, Electronic music

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  23. 23

    Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Freak folk

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  24. 24

    Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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  25. 25

    New Prog, Experimental rock, Afrobeat

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