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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?"(70 items)


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    Larks' Tongues in Aspic, In the Court of the Crimson King, In the Wake of ...

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    Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

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    The Velvet Underground & Nico, Loaded, The Velvet Underground

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    The Madcap Laughs, The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn't You Miss Me?, Opel ...

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

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    Liquidatia-455, Diktator 17, Shake the Missile Base

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    Amok, Judge Jury and Executioner, Before Your Very Eyes...

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    Tago Mago, CAN, The Lost Tapes

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    Exposure, I Advance Masked, Jean the Birdman

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    Veckatimest, Shields, Yellow House

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    The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, At War With the ...

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    SMiLE, What I Really Want for Christmas, Orange Crate Art

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

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    Cuckooland, Shleep, Comicopera

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

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

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    Transformer, Berlin, New York

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

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    Signs of Life

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    The United States of America

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    A Great Inhumane Adventure, Certitudes, Barbaro (ma non troppo)

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    Galactic Zoo Dossier, Kingdom Come, Journey

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    Imagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Double Fantasy

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    Return to Cookie Mountain, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

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    The Man-Machine, Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express

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    Perpetuum Mobile, Tabula Rasa, Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.

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

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

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