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Best Garage Rock Bands

List Criteria: Upvote your favorite garage rock bands

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

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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Kings of Leon to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Rank your favorites using the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons. Be sure to thums up items like The Black Keys or The Stooges if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in garage 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 garage 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 garage rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into garage 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 garage rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent 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?"

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, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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