bands/musicians The Best Post-punk Revival Bands  

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At the end of the 1990s and early 2000s after alternative music ran its course (or at minimum wasn't nearly as popular, the post-punk revival movement was one of the most exciting in all of music. Mixing post-punk, new wave and garage rock, the post-punk revival bands became some of the most popular bands of the early 2000s. Though the revival only last a handful of years for the most part before fizzling out, the best post-punk revival bands managed to endure and are still around today. Some bands had snazzy looks, others went for a more grungy aesthetic, but is unquestioned is that some of the best bands are known as some of the greatest rock bands.

So, what are the best post-punk revival bands? Any list of post-punk revival bands has to include the likes of Interpol, the Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. While a lot of these are New York bands, post-punk revival bands came from all over, like The HIves from Sweden. If you're a fan of the post-punk revival bands, this list should you figure what band can truly be called the best. While these bands were all praised by NME when they first burst onto the music scene, post-punk revival bands have endured and have became respected bands who helped usher in a new generation of music.

That said, it's up to you to determine what is the best post-punk revival band. If you think a band should be on here and isn't, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best post-punk revival bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest post-punk 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 post-punk revival bands that you might've heard of. (74 items)

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Interpol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Interpol Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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The Strokes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Strokes Garage rock, Power pop, Alternative rock

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Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Franz Ferdinand New Wave, Rock music, Dance-punk

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Arctic Monkeys Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock

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Editors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Editors Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative rock

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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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The National is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The National Indie folk, Indie rock

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Bloc Party is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Bloc Party Dance-punk, Rock music, Post-Britpop

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White Lies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
White Lies New Wave, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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The Hives is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Hives Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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The Libertines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Libertines Garage punk, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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She Wants Revenge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
She Wants Revenge Gothic rock, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

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The Kooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Kooks Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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The Fratellis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Fratellis Indie pop, Rock music, Garage rock

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The Raconteurs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Raconteurs Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Kaiser Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Kaiser Chiefs Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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The Kills is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Kills Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock

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The Faint is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Faint New Wave, Dance-punk, Synth rock

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Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Vampire Weekend New Wave, Synthpop, Jazz fusion

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TV on the Radio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
TV on the Radio Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Maxïmo Park is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Maxïmo Park Alternative rock, Art rock, Indie rock

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The Vaccines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Vaccines Pop music, Garage rock, Indie rock

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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Rapture is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Rapture Acid house, Dance-punk, Rock music

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The Wombats is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Wombats Pop punk, Indie pop, New Wave

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A Place to Bury Strangers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
A Place to Bury Strangers Noise rock, New Wave, Space rock

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The Walkmen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Walkmen Rock music, Garage rock, Indie rock

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The xx is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The xx Indie pop, New Wave, Electronic music

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The Dead Weather is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Dead Weather Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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The Whigs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Whigs Garage rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Cage the Elephant Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk

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Two Door Cinema Club is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Two Door Cinema Club Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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!!! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
!!! Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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British Sea Power is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
British Sea Power Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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The Von Bondies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Von Bondies Punk blues, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Killers Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Spoon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Spoon Third-wave of ska, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Snow Patrol Post-Britpop, Folk rock, Power pop

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Los Campesinos! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Los Campesinos! Pop punk, Indie pop, Pop music

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VHS or Beta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
VHS or Beta Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Tokyo Police Club is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Tokyo Police Club Garage rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Liars is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Liars Noise rock, Dance-punk, Experimental rock

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Hot Hot Heat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Hot Hot Heat Indie pop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Shiny Toy Guns is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Shiny Toy Guns Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Les Savy Fav is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Les Savy Fav Noise rock, Dance-punk, Art rock

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Placebo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Placebo Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

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White Rabbits is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
White Rabbits Indie pop, Psychedelic pop, Indie rock

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We Are Scientists is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
We Are Scientists Indie, Dance-punk, Rock music