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The Best Post-punk Bands

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Emerging following the punk rock explosion, post punk-bands was a response to that initial movement. Known as a bit more experimental and artistic brand of punk rock, post-punk mixes classic punk with an assortment of other genres to create a sound that is still memorable today. The best post-punk bands emerged in the late 1970s, and many of these post-punk bands still retain a rabid following and remain popular today. In fact, many of the post-punk bands are considered the forebearers and influencers of genres like alternative music, goth rock and industrial music. 

So that said, who are the best post-punk bands of all time? Any list of post-punk groups and post-punk artist must include The Cure, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and Siouxsie & The Banshees. These are widely known to anyone post-punk band as the some of the most important bands in the genre. The best post punk bands are included on this list and if you think an important post-punk band isn't on here, feel free to add them. 

This is the list of post-punk bands. Vote up the best post-punk bands you think should be at or near the top of this list. All post-punk bands should be on this poll. Post-punk is one of the most popular genres of music, but you should be voting on the best post-punk bands, not most popular 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. (69 items)
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    Punk rock, Post-punk

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    The Cure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk

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    New Wave, Dance-punk, Punk rock

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    Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    New Wave, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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    The Clash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Industrial music

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Dream pop

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    Devo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Noise rock, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Avant-garde

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    New Wave, Post-punk

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    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Acid house, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

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    The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock

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    Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Pub rock

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    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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    Gothic rock, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Reggae, Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Simple Minds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    The Jesus Lizard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

    Noise rock, Rock music, Grunge

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    Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

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    Gothic rock, Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpunk, Gothic rock, Electronic music

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    Indie pop, New Wave, Punk rock

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    Gothic rock, Rock music, Indie rock

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    INXS is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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    Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Electronic New Wave 

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    Electro, Power pop, Alternative rock

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    Noise rock, Emo, Alternative rock

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    The Bollock Brothers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-punk Bands

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    Post-Punk, New Wave, Pop

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