rock The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists  

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

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

The Mars Volta and Umphrey’s McGee are only the beginning of the artists on this list. Make sure to upvote the best teams/people, because they deserve it. Downvote the artists you hate (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Mogwai, etc.) or show them some love by voting them up if you like them.

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

This list answers the questions "who are the best math rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest math 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 math rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Toe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Toe Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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This Town Needs Guns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
This Town Needs Guns Indie, Emo, Progressive rock

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LITE is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
LITE Instrumental, Math rock

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American Football is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
American Football Emo, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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+ - 145 49
Tera Melos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Tera Melos Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Chon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Chon Progressive metal, Math rock, Indie rock

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And So I Watch You From Afar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
And So I Watch You From Afar Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Punk rock

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Giraffes? Giraffes! Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Post-rock - Giraffes? Giraffes! are an instrumental math rock band formed in 2001 in Massachusetts by guitarist/drummer Kenneth Topham and guitarist Joseph Andreoli

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Battles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Battles Dance-punk, New Prog, Experimental rock

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Three Trapped Tigers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Three Trapped Tigers Noise rock, Intelligent dance music, Math rock

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Slint is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Slint Noise rock, Rock music, Sadcore

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Hella is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Hella Noise rock, Experimental rock, Math rock

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Adebisi Shank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Adebisi Shank Rock music, Garage rock, Experimental rock

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+ - 70 24
Enemies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists

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Faraquet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Faraquet Rock music, Post-rock, Math rock

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You Slut! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
You Slut! Math rock

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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
The Mars Volta Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
The Fall of Troy Pop punk, Mathcore, Rock music

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+ - 74 32
Maps And Atlases is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Maps And Atlases Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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Delta Sleep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Delta Sleep Math Rock

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Clever Girl Math Rock

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+ - 88 46
Minus the Bear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Minus the Bear Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock

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+ - 100 55
65daysofstatic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
65daysofstatic Electronic music, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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+ - 68 32
Tubelord is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Tubelord Jazz-funk, Power pop, Alternative rock

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TotorRo Post Rock, Math Rock

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Ghosts and Vodka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Ghosts and Vodka Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Math rock

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+ - 68 40
Drive Like Jehu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Drive Like Jehu Noise rock, Emo, Alternative rock

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+ - 52 28
Meet Me In St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Meet Me In St. Louis Progressive rock, Indie rock, Math rock

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+ - 74 46
Maybeshewill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Maybeshewill Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Electronic dance music

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Invalids is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists

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Foals is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Foals Dance-punk, New Prog, Alternative dance

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Shellac is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Shellac Noise rock, Rock music, Minimalism

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Blakfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Blakfish Mathcore, Math rock

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Vessels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Vessels Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock

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Polvo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Polvo Noise rock, Experimental rock, Indie rock

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+ - 34 25
The Redneck Manifesto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
The Redneck Manifesto Rock music, Instrumental rock, Math rock

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Yvette Young is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists

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Jitters Experimental, Math Rock, Other - Tampa-bred instrumental math-prog duo that plays fast and futuristic melodies, with busy drums and sonic loopage scattered throughout their songs. Their sound is taut and nervous, full of abrupt, jagged instrumental twists and ...

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Fang Island is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Fang Island Instrumental rock, Progressive rock, Post-rock

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Dirty Projectors is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Dirty Projectors New Prog, Experimental rock, Afrobeat

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Holy Fuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Holy Fuck Electronic music, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

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Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Joan of Arc Rock music, Emo, Experimental rock

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+ - 26 21
The Dismemberment Plan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
The Dismemberment Plan Experimental rock, Indie rock, Math rock

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These Arms Are Snakes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
These Arms Are Snakes Experimental rock, Math rock, Post-hardcore

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Marnie Stern is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Marnie Stern Noise rock, Indie rock, Math rock

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Look Mexico is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Look Mexico Emo, Post-rock, Indie rock

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+ - 29 26
June of 44 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
June of 44 Rock music, Indie rock, Math rock

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+ - 25 22
Unwound is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Unwound Noise rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

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+ - 21 18
BATS is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
BATS Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Math rock

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+ - 19 16
Zu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Zu Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock