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Best Garage Rock Bands

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Rock music, at its purest, rawest form is exciting, dangerous and energetic. That's why garage rock and garage rock bands resonate with so many fans. The fuzzy, lo-fi sound made through the use of distortion that these bands made was a contrast from the slicked up pop sounds, and even were more challenging to listen to than the rock bands of the time. Though garage rock's heyday was in the 1960s, there are many garage rock bands that still are as important as some of the groups that came after them. Garage rock, and the best garage rock bands, thus, has been one of the most influential genres to cast it's umbrella over rock music during those formative years.

So, who are the best garage rock bands? This list of garage rock bands includes all garage rock bands from music history, so that means garage rock revival bands like The White Stripes and Arctic Monkeys are included on here with the likes of The Stooges, The Kinks and MC5. You'll also see popular garage rock bands like The Black Keys on this poll of top garage bands. All garage rock bands should be on this list, including new ones and ones you may not have heard of.

That said, it's up to you to pick the best garage rock bands. This list  answers the questions "who are the best garage rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest garage rock musician ever?" The best garage rock bands should be carefully chosen, so you need to vote on the greatest garage rock bands and not just the popular ones. 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 garage rock bands that you might've heard of. (58 items)
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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    Garage punk, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Merseybeat

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Outsider music

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Glam rock

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    Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    Horror punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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    Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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    new! & added by yogi prasetyo Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Garage punk

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Indie rock

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    Indie pop, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Indie pop, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    Pop punk, Riot grrrl, Garage rock

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    Synthpop, Indie, New Wave

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    Garage punk, Garage rock, Rock and roll

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    Jangle pop, Garage rock, Dream pop

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    Synthpunk, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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    The Dirt Bombs

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    Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge

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    added by rmdg531 Swamp Rats

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    Garage rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Garage punk

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    Garage rock, Grunge, Alternative rock

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    Blues-rock, Indie, Garage rock

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    Indie pop, Pop music, Garage rock

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