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Best Post-punk Bands

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

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

List items include U2, The Cure and more. You get to decide which ones are the "best" items by voting for your favorites right on the list. Also, items on this list like The Police and Talking Heads probably need more votes.

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

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

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

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    New Wave, Dance-punk, Punk rock

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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock

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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Gothic rock, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic music

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    Electro, Power pop, Alternative rock

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Indie rock

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Industrial music

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    Acid house, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Dream pop

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    added by KennedyCox Industrial metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

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    new! & added by KennedyCox Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    Reggae, Punk rock, Post-punk

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    added by KennedyCox Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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    Gothic rock, Post-punk

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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Avant-garde

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    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    New Wave, Post-punk

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    Indie pop, New Wave, Punk rock

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    Nautilus Pompilius New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Grunge

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    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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    added by KennedyCox Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

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    Industrial music, Post-punk

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    New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Soul music, Punk rock, Indie rock

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    The Static Age Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk

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    Noise rock, Punk rock, Punk funk

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    Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Alternative dance, Indie rock, Avant-garde

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    The Walk Ons Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Anarcho-punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

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    Plebe rude Brazilian rock, New Wave, Alternative rock

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    Synthpop, Post-punk

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    Haymarket Riot Rock music, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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    Bi-2

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    Experimental rock, Art rock, Punk rock

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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    Power pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Indie pop, New Wave, Alternative rock

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