music The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands  

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While many people associate psychedelic music with the 1960s, there have been other bands from outside this era to play this specific brand of music. Neo psychedelia is one of the more popular revival genres of music. Though many of the neo psychedelia bands take elements from their psychedelic forefathers and blend elements of folk rock and acid rock to help bring back what's known as psychedelic music. Neo psychedelia also fuses elements of heavy metal and progressive rock in its sound, which is demonstrated by some of the best neo psychedelic bands. 

So, what are the best neo-psychedelia bands? If the criteria says that these bands need to be part of the latest wave of psychedelic music, it has to include bands like the Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, the Black Angels and Brian Jonestown Massacre. These bands are closely associated with neo psychedelia and are also known as some of the best psychedelic rock bands. Neo psychedelic bands incorporate heavy, spacey guitars that are as trippy as the sound would suggest. These bands remain popular as alternative rock bands, prog rock bands and of course, psychedelic rock bands.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best neo-psychedelia bands. If you notice that your favorite neo psychedelia band isn't on this list, feel free too add them. Remember, you're voting for the best neo-psychedelia band, not the most popular neo-psychedelic band. This list answers the questions "who are the best neo-psychedelia bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest neo-psychedelia 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 neo-psychedelia bands that you might've heard of. (155 items)
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Ween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Ween Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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Phish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

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Mickey Melchiondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Mickey Melchiondo Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Psychedelic folk, Shoegazing, Rock music

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The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Flaming Lips Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Butthole Surfers Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wiza... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands

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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Tame Impala Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop

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Spacemen 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Spacemen 3 Rock music, Space rock, Drone music

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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The Black Angels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Black Angels Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Spiritualized Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

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Animal Collective is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Animal Collective Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music

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MGMT is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Camper Van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Camper Van Beethoven Pop music, Ska, World music

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The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The String Cheese Incident Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Pavement is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Pavement Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock

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Dead Meadow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Dead Meadow Rock music, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia

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Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Echo & the Bunnymen New Wave, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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The Dandy Warhols is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Dandy Warhols Rock music, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Mars Volta Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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XTC is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
XTC Indie pop, New Wave, Psychedelic pop

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The Warlocks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Warlocks Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Gov't Mule is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Gov't Mule Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Blind Melon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Blind Melon Blues-rock, Grunge, Folk rock

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Wooden Shjips is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Wooden Shjips Space rock, Psychedelic rock

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The Soft Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Soft Boys Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Mercury Rev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Mercury Rev Space rock, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands

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The Psychedelic Furs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Psychedelic Furs New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Portugal. The Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Portugal. The Man Garage rock, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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Super Furry Animals is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Super Furry Animals Experimental rock, Post-Britpop, Neo-psychedelia

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Deerhunter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Deerhunter Noise rock, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

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Of Montreal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Of Montreal Synthpop, Psychedelic folk, Dance-punk

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Black Moth Super Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Black Moth Super Rainbow Synthpop, Indietronica, Psychedelic pop

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Ride is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Ride Shoegazing, Space rock, Alternative rock

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Temples is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands

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The Church is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Church Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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The Asteroid No. 4 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands

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Grizzly Bear is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Grizzly Bear Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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Dead Skeletons Experimental Psychedelic Rock - He who fears death cannot enjoy life"Dead Skeletons (Iceland) came into being in 2008 as an accompaniment to an installation for a show at the Reykjavik art museum by artist Jón Sæmundur (Dead). Looking ...

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Dungen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Dungen Folk music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

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The Olivia Tremor Control is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
The Olivia Tremor Control Indie pop, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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King Missile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
King Missile Dark ambient, Anti-folk, Avant-garde jazz

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Night Beats is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Night Beats Garage rock, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Tones on Tail is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Tones on Tail Gothic rock, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic music

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A Perfect Circle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
A Perfect Circle Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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Man Man is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Man Man Rock music, Experimental rock, Indie rock

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Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Wolfmother Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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Gomez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands