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Not to be confused with mod artists, the mod revival refers to the period in the late 1970s where mod culture reemerged with a vengeance. Though it peaked only for a bit, the best mod revival bands are still around and have managed to influence younger bands. At the time when the mod revival happened, which was generally in the UK, genres like pub rock and punk rock exploded, the mod culture had a place in the sun. Mixing together vintage mod music with the punk and pub rock of that day, the mod revival looked back, which interestingly was the opposite of the original movement.

So, what are the best mod revival bands? For starters, the movement is generally associated with the likes of Paul Weller - who rocks hard -, his band The Jam, The Inmates and Nine Below Zero. These bands were the best mod revival bands, and though they didn't quite match the popularity of early mod bands like The Who and The Kinks, these mod revival bands are looked back fondly and ended up influencing many Britpop and British indie bands.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best mod revival bands. If you're familiar with mod bands and the mod revival, then cast your vote for the bands on this list. If you notice that a band isn't on this list, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best mod revival bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest mod revival 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 mod revival bands that you might've heard of. (27 items)

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The Jam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Secret Affair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Secret Affair Rhythm and blues, Power pop, Mod revival

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The Chords is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Chords Pop music, Power pop, Mod revival

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The Purple Hearts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Purple Hearts Mod revival, Punk rock

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The Lambrettas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Lambrettas Mod revival

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Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Paul Weller Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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The Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Prisoners Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Britpop

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Nine Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Nine Below Zero Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues, Pub rock

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The Moment is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Moment Power pop, Mod revival

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Long Tall Shorty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

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The Style Council is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Style Council Synthpop, New Wave, Sophisti-pop

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Miles Kane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Miles Kane Garage rock, Britpop, Mod revival

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Untouchables Ska, Mod revival, Soul music

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The Vapors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Vapors New Wave, Power pop, Mod revival

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The Jetset is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Jetset Pop music, Rock music, Power pop

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Steve Cradock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Steve Cradock Rock music, Britpop, Mod revival

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Graduate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Graduate New Wave, Ska, Mod revival

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The Fixations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Fixations Mod revival

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The Inmates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

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The Carpettes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Carpettes Power pop, Mod revival, Punk rock

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The Little Roosters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

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Red Beans and Rice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

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Chisel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Chisel Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Lutke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Lutke Power pop, Britpop, Mod revival

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Big Sound Authority is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Big Sound Authority New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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The Adored is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Adored Pop punk, Power pop, Mod revival

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The Fog Band is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
The Fog Band Indie, Garage rock, Mod revival