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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Editors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Peter Havacs added Editors Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative rock

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Arctic Monkeys Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock

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Bloc Party is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Bloc Party Dance-punk, Rock music, Post-Britpop

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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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White Lies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
White Lies New Wave, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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The National is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The National Indie folk, Indie rock

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

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

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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Shpydar added The Killers Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
She Wants Revenge Gothic rock, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

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Kaiser Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Kaiser Chiefs Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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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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The Kills is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Kills Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Maxïmo Park is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
nosebleed added Maxïmo Park Alternative rock, Art rock, Indie rock

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The Fratellis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Fratellis Indie pop, Rock music, Garage rock

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The Kooks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Kooks Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Vampire Weekend New Wave, Synthpop, Jazz fusion

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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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The Faint is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Faint New Wave, Dance-punk, Synth rock

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TV on the Radio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
TV on the Radio Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Rapture is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Rapture Acid house, Dance-punk, Rock music

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Placebo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Shpydar added Placebo Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Weezer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Shpydar added Weezer Pop punk, Rock music, Garage rock

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Spoon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Spoon Third-wave of ska, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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British Sea Power is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
British Sea Power Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
reza-riyanto added Cage the Elephant Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk

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

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The Bravery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Bravery New Wave, Dance-punk, Alternative dance

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Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Snow Patrol Post-Britpop, Folk rock, Power pop

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The xx is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The xx Indie pop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Two Door Cinema Club is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Two Door Cinema Club Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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The Wombats is listed (or ranked) 38 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) 39 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
A Place to Bury Strangers Noise rock, New Wave, Space rock

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We Are Scientists is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
We Are Scientists Indie, Dance-punk, Rock music

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!!! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
!!! Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Razorlight is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Razorlight Pop music, Garage rock, Post-Britpop

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The Dead Weather is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Whigs Garage rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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The Walkmen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Walkmen Rock music, Garage rock, Indie rock

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The Von Bondies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Von Bondies Punk blues, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
The Temper Trap Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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Les Savy Fav is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Les Savy Fav Noise rock, Dance-punk, Art rock

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VHS or Beta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
VHS or Beta Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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The New Pornographers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-punk Revival Bands
Shpydar added The New Pornographers Jangle pop, Indie pop, Pop rock