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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?"(54 items)

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

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    The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here

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    Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

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    Harvest, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush

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    The Velvet Underground & Nico, Loaded, The Velvet Underground

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    The Seer, Cop / Young God, White Light from the Mouth of Infinity

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    Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Here Come the Warm Jets, Another Green ...

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    Freak Out!, One Size Fits All, Over-Nite Sensation

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    Odelay, Sea Change, Mutations

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    Relationship of Command, In/Casino/Out, Sunshine / At the Drive-In

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    Frances the Mute, De-Loused in the Comatorium, Amputechture

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    Merriweather Post Pavilion, Strawberry Jam, Spirit They're Gone

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    Horses in the Sky, Born Into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward, "This ...

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    Daydream Nation, Goo, Dirty

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    Tago Mago, CAN, The Lost Tapes

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    Blood on the Moon, Half Machine Lip Moves, Alien Soundtracks

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    The Way and Its Power, A Single Drop of Red, The Art of War

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    Eat Lightning, Shit Thunder, Blessphemy (Of the Peace-Beast Feastgiver and ...

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    Signs of Life

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    Jukebox Babe / Collision Drive, Power On to Zero Hour, Saturn Strip / Just ...

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    Winter Songs, Hopes and Fears, The World as It Is Today

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    Transformer, Berlin, New York

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    Demon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

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    All Things Must Pass, Cloud Nine, Living in the Material World

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    Let England Shake, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

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    Deerhoof vs. Evil, The Man, The King

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    Swing Lo Magellan, Bitte Orca, Morning Better Last!

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    David Comes to Life, The Chemistry of Common Life, Hidden World

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    The Man-Machine, Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express

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    Pure Guava, Chocolate and Cheese, White Pepper

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    Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished, Pullhair Rubeye

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    Mezzanine, 100th Window, Blue Lines

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    Planet of Ice, Menos el oso, This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic

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    Neon Lights, Don't You (Forget About Me), Glittering Prize 81/92

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    Person Pitch, Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished

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    Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It in People, The Time Traveler's Wife

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    Imagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Double Fantasy

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