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Best Piano Rock Bands/Artists of All Time

Rising to prominence in the 1970s, piano rock has been one of the most underrated subgenres of rock music. Though pianos have an understated presence in rock music, the best piano rock artists have managed to capture the hearts and minds of music listeners due to their catchy melodies, unmistakable lyrics and overall great live shows. Piano rock has had an important role in rock since its initial run and some of the best piano rock bands are still making music and dominating the radio today. People can't get enough of piano rock and with good reason: it's fun and melodic, and who doesn't love that?

So, who are the best piano rock bands and piano rock artists? Any list of piano rock bands has to include the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Coldplay, Ben Folds Five, Sarah McLaughlin and Rufus Wainwright. These are some of the biggest names in piano rock and with good reason. They continue to be associated with good piano rock music and are widely considered some of the best piano rock artists out there. 

Ultimately, it's up to you to determine who are the best piano rock bands. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best piano rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest piano 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 piano rock bands that you might've heard of. (40 items)

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    2009 Piano grunge, piano rock, alternative

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    2012 An emerging contended to the piano driven melodic style of Keane and Snow Patrol.

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