The Best Krautrock Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Krautrock Bands/Artists

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Used as a term to describe German bands to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s, Krautrock is known as one of the most important and influential genres of the time. While some used the term to describe all German bands of that time, Krautrock is a fusion between rock and electronic music that ended up become a subsection of experimental music. Many facets of Krautrock can be heard still in the present day, especially with regards to the fusion of electronic and synthesizer-driven music. This radical new sound allowed Germany to become one of the most important centers to music and was the home of many of the best bands, nevertheless the best Krautrock bands.

So, what are the best Krautrock bands? For starters, you have to include the likes of Kraftwerk, CAN, Neu!, Cluster and Tangerine Dream. These are bands closely associated with the Krautrock movement and their impact on both rock and electronic movement can't be overstated enough. Some Krautrock bands can also be described as being part of the ambient music movement as well.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Krautrock rock bands. If you think a band should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best krautrock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest krautrock 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 krautrock bands that you might've heard of. (30 items)

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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, New Age, Ambient music

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    Krautrock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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    Pop rock, Neue Deutsche Welle, Progressive rock

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    Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, World music, Jazz fusion

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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    Krautrock

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    Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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    Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Krautrock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Krautrock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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    Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

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    Krautrock, Space rock, Progressive rock

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    Progressive rock

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    Krautrock, Electronic music, Art rock

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Krautrock, Progressive rock

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    Krautrock, Protopunk, Art rock

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    Krautrock, Experimental rock, Psychedelic rock

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    Krautrock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Indie rock

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    Black metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Die Bambis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Krautrock Bands/Artists

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    The M▲tts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Krautrock Bands/Artists

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