bands/musicians The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists  

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

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

Artists here include everything from Brian Eno to Philip Glass. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the best artists on this list. Downvote the artists you hate (Alan Vega, Martin Rev, etc.) or show them some love by voting them up if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in minimalist music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new minimalist music 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 minimalist music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into minimalist music 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 minimalist music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent minimalist music bands.

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

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Steve Reich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Steve Reich Opera, Chamber music, Contemporary classical music

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Philip Glass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Philip Glass Opera, Classical music, Contemporary classical music

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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Arvo Pärt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Arvo Pärt Contemporary classical music, Minimal music

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Terry Riley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Terry Riley Classical music, Contemporary classical music, Minimal music

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La Monte Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
La Monte Young Minimal music

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John Tavener is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
John Tavener Opera, Minimal music, 20th-century classical music

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
John Adams Opera, Contemporary classical music, Minimal music

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Gavin Bryars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Gavin Bryars Minimal music

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Ludovico Einaudi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Ludovico Einaudi New Age music, Classical music, Minimal music

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Steve Martland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Steve Martland Minimal music

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Henryk Górecki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Henryk Górecki Sacred music, Classical music, Minimal music

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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists

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Louis Andriessen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Louis Andriessen Minimal music

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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists

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Antonio Celso Barbieri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists

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Fridge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Fridge Electronic music, Experimental music, Minimal music

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Richard Skelton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Richard Skelton Drone music, Experimental music, Minimal music

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Boukouvalas Kostas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Boukouvalas Kostas Contemporary classical music, Minimal music 

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Spiro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Spiro Folk music, Dance music, Acoustic music

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Balmorhea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Balmorhea Classical music, Acoustic music, Experimental music

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William C. Woxlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
William C. Woxlin Synthpop, Minimal music, Ambient music

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Ari Benjamin Meyers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Ari Benjamin Meyers Rock music, Experimental music, Minimal music

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Celer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Celer Electronic music, Drone music, Experimental music

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Rafael Anton Irisarri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Rafael Anton Irisarri Drone music, Contemporary classical music, Minimal music

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Natasha Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists

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Tirez Tirez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Tirez Tirez New Wave, Rock music, Minimal music

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Suba is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Suba Electronic music, Experimental rock, Rock en Español

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Ecstatic Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Ecstatic Sunshine Minimal music

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Samantha Bouquin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists

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Mircea Florian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Mircea Florian Psychedelic folk, New Wave, Avant-garde jazz

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Karel Goeyvaerts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Karel Goeyvaerts Minimal music

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Aspects of Physics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Aspects of Physics Electronic music, Minimal music, Indie rock

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U.S.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
U.S.S.A. Rock music, Alternative rock, Minimal music

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Stijn Van Cauter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists

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Wally Badarou is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Wally Badarou Synthpop, Pop music, Neoclassical New Age music

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Murcof is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Murcof Minimal techno, Glitch, Experimental music

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Nicolas Jaar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Nicolas Jaar Deep house, Electronic music, House music

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Stars of the Lid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Stars of the Lid Drone music, Minimal music, Ambient music

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The Necks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
The Necks Krautrock, Experimental music, Jazz

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Beaten by Them is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Beaten by Them Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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Goribor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Goribor Blues-rock, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists

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Martin Rev is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Martin Rev Synthpop, Rockabilly, No wave

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Kyle Bobby Dunn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Kyle Bobby Dunn New Age, Contemporary classical music, Minimal music

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Doktor Spira i Ljudska Bića is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Doktor Spira i Ljudska Bića New Wave, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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M'Boom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
M'Boom Experimental music, Jazz, Minimal music

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Fingers In The Noise is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Fingers In The Noise Deep house, Dubtronica, Experimental music

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Profili Profili is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Profili Profili New Wave, Experimental music, Minimal music

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Matthew Robert Cooper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minimalist Bands/Artists
Matthew Robert Cooper Shoegazing, Piano, Electronic music