k-pop The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists  

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While there are plenty of great Korean rock artists, when it comes down to it some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of Korean rock separate the absolute best Korean bands and artists from all of the rest. From Korean girl groups to Korean metal, K-rock includes a huge array of different styles and sounds. CNBLUE and F.T. Island are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top rock bands from Korea of all time? 

This list of the top Korean rock bands of all time includes all Korean musicians who have released songs or albums. Korean rock groups and artists are shown below. These are truly the greatest Korean rock bands of all time, because the most famous Korean rock artists are listed and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Korean rock music.

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

List features artists like Seo Taiji, Hahn Dae-soo and more! Upvote your favorite artists and downvote the worst to see the best at the top. List includes choices like Cho Yong-pil and Shin Jung-hyeon so that if you care about this subject. Who do you think is the best rock act from Korea?

All important, significant and iconic names in Korean rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure vote for your favorites. 

The list includes all new Korean rock bands, and if there are any girl groups, rock or metal bands 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 K-rock, as well as a good place to start if you wan to get into Korean rock and didn't know where to start. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best Korean rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Korean 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 Korean rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. If you love Korean pop music, be sure to vote for the best k-pop bands and musicians as well and see who has the best moves on this list of the best k-pop dancers.


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Royal Pirates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Royal Pirates Rock music

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F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
F.T. Island Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 2,726 220
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

4
+ - 733 133
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

5
+ - 383 58
Day6 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

6
+ - 204 28
Jung Joon-young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Jung Joon-young Rock music, Pop rock

7
+ - 227 127
Nell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Nell Modern rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

8
+ - 100 20
One Ok Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
One Ok Rock Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

9
+ - 104 33
Hyukoh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Hyukoh Indie rock

10
+ - 76 14
Drug Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Drug Restaurant Rock music, Korean rock

11
+ - 14 0
Yoon Do Hyun Band is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

12
+ - 62 18
Guckkasten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Guckkasten Rock music - Psychedelic rock

13
+ - 106 76
Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Nemesis Progressive metal, Acoustic music, Korean rock

14
+ - 34 8
Buzz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Buzz Pop music, Rock music, K-pop

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+ - 34 14
DickPunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
DickPunks Rock music

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+ - 31 11
The Koxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

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+ - 93 93
M&D is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
M&D Korean rock

18
+ - 91 101
Seo Tai ji is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Seo Tai ji Hip hop music, Nu metal, Synthpop

19
+ - 25 25
Vibe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Vibe Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

20
+ - 16 16
Dear Cloud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
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+ - 51 71
Loveholics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Loveholics Pop music, Alternative rock, Korean rock

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+ - 25 35
Amor Fati is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

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+ - 25 35
Seo Moon-tak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

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+ - 36 56
Sanulrim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Sanulrim Korean rock, Psychedelic rock, K-pop

25
+ - 34 54
Shin Jung-hyeon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Shin Jung-hyeon Pop music, Rock music, Korean rock

26
+ - 44 74
Cho Yong-pil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Cho Yong-pil New Wave, Trot, Korean rock

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+ - 37 67
Cherry Filter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Cherry Filter Rock music, Alternative rock, Korean rock

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+ - 37 67
EVE is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
EVE Ballad, Rock music, Visual kei

29
+ - 30 60
Oh! Brothers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Oh! Brothers Rock music, Rock and roll, Korean rock

30
+ - 30 60
Biuret is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

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+ - 26 56
Hahn Dae-soo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Hahn Dae-soo Folk music, Korean rock, K-pop

32
+ - 22 61
NCT is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
NCT

33
+ - 15 55
Onnine Ibalgwan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Onnine Ibalgwan Modern rock, Korean rock