rock The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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List Rules Upvote your favorite pub rock bands and artists.

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

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

Artists here include everything from Elvis Costello to Dire Straits. Rank the best artists by voting for them. Thumbs down the artists you don't think should be on this list. Not a fan of Eddie & The Hot Rods or John Doyle? Them thumbs them down.

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

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

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

You can get a lot more out of this list by sharing it with your friends and comparing how the votes affect the list. (118 items)

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Dr. Feelgood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Dr. Feelgood Blues-rock, New Wave Pub rock

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Brinsley Schwarz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Brinsley Schwarz Rock music, Country rock Pub rock

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Wilko Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Wilko Johnson Rock music, Rhythm and blues Pub rock

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Nick Lowe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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The Pirates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Pirates Classic Rock'n'Roll Pub Rock - The Pirates proved a natural fit with the pub rock and the punk generation and enjoyed success with their own Out of Their Skulls album in November 1977 and the Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival, a double set documenting a ...

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Eddie & The Hot Rods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Eddie & The Hot Rods New Wave, Power pop Pub rock

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Ducks Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Ducks Deluxe Rock music, Pub rock

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Dave Edmunds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Dave Edmunds Blues-rock, New Wave Pop music

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Bees Make Honey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Bees Make Honey Pub rock

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The 101ers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The 101ers Protopunk, Pub rock Punk rock

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Nine Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Nine Below Zero Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues Pub rock

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Mickey Jupp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Mickey Jupp Rock music, Rhythm and blues Pub rock

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Rockpile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Rockpile New Wave, Rockabilly Power pop

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Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Pep... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Elvis Costello New Wave, Rock music Pub rock

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Kilburn and The High Roads is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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Graham Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Graham Parker New Wave, Rock music Rhythm and blues

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The Count Bishops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Count Bishops The Count Bishops were a British  pub rock band, formed in 1975 in London and which broke up in 1980. The Count Bishops had limited commercial success, but forged an important stylistic and chronological link between the root ...

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The Stranglers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Stranglers New Wave, Rock music Protopunk

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Ian Duri rock and roll new wave pub rock punk rock - Ian Robins Dury was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter, bandleader, artist, and actor who initially rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He is best known as the lead singer of the ...

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The Motors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Motors Power pop, Pub rock Punk rock

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Lew Lewis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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Flamin' Groovies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Flamin' Groovies Blues-rock, Rock music Rockabilly

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Little Bob Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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The Inmates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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Cold Chisel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Cold Chisel Pub rock, Rock music Rock and roll

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Eggs Over Easy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Eggs Over Easy Country rock, Pub rock Blues

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The Angels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Angels Pub rock, Punk rock Hard rock

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Téléphone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Téléphone Rock music, Pub Rock Rock and Roll

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Blast Furnace and the Heatwave... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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The Godfathers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Godfathers New Wave, Punk Rock Pub Rock

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Sean Tyla is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Sean Tyla Rock music, Pub rock Rock and roll

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Solid Senders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Solid Senders Pub rock / Rhythm and blues

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The Blues Band is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Blues Band

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Hurriganes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Hurriganes Rock music, Rock and roll Pub Rock

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Ace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Ace Pop music, Pop rock Soft rock

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Geraint Watkins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Geraint Watkins Rock music, Pub rock Blues

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Kursaal Flyers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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Plummet Airlines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Plummet Airlines Rock music, Country rock Pub rock

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The Strypes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists

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The Johnnys is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Johnnys Pub rock, Punk rock Country

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The Winkies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
The Winkies Pub rock

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Roogalator is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Roogalator New Wave, Pub rock Funk

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Max Merrit and the Meteors is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Max Merrit and the Meteors Rhythm and Blues Pub Rock Soul

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Kokomo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Kokomo Soul music, Funk - pub rock proto

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Help Yourself is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Help Yourself Rock music, Country rock Pub rock

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Taxiride is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Taxiride Pub rock, Garage rock Acoustic music

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Mojo Zombies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Mojo Zombies Rhythm and Blues Pub Rock Garage Blues

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Jolly B Good is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Jolly B Good Rhythm and Blues Pub Rock Garage Rock'n'Roll

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Riff Raff (Billy Bragg) is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pub Rock Bands/Artists
Riff Raff (Billy Bragg) Pub Rock Punk Rock