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bands/musicians The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists  

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

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

List ranges from Yoko Ono to Cibo Matto, plus much more. Rank the best artists by voting for them. List includes choices like Puffy AmiYumi and capsule so that if you care about this subject, you can vote on at least one thing.

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

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

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

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capsule is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
capsule Synthpop, Lounge music, Electronic music

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Towa Tei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Towa Tei House music, Electronic dance music, Dance music

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Fantastic Plastic Machine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Fantastic Plastic Machine Downtempo, House music, Shibuya-kei

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Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Cornelius Indietronica, Electronic dance music, Shibuya-kei

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Cibo Matto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Cibo Matto Indie pop, Pop music, Trip hop

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Pizzicato Five is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Pizzicato Five Indie pop, Pop music, J-pop

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Cymbals is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Cymbals Rock music, J-pop, Shibuya-kei

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Flipper's Guitar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Flipper's Guitar Indie pop, Shibuya-kei, Alternative rock

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La Casa Azul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
La Casa Azul Indie pop, Disco, Pop music

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COLTEMONIKHA is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
COLTEMONIKHA Synthpop, J-pop, Picopop

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CHOCOLAT is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
CHOCOLAT Shibuya-kei

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Kahimi Karie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Kahimi Karie Synthpop, J-pop, Electronic dance music

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Strawberry Machine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Strawberry Machine Electronic music, Picopop, Shibuya-kei

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Buffalo Daughter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Buffalo Daughter Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Maki Nomiya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Maki Nomiya Shibuya-kei

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Puffy AmiYumi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Puffy AmiYumi Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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Plus-Tech Squeeze Box is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Plus-Tech Squeeze Box Rock music, Picopop, Shibuya-kei

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ROUND TABLE is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
ROUND TABLE Pop music, J-pop, Electronic dance music

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b-flower is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
b-flower Indie pop, J-pop, Shibuya-kei

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Miho Hatori is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Miho Hatori Electronic music, Shibuya-kei, Acoustic music

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みなを is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
みなを Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop

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Takako Minekawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Takako Minekawa Indie pop, Electronic music, Shibuya-kei

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Toshiyuki Yasuda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Toshiyuki Yasuda Shibuya-kei

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Spaghetti Vabune! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Spaghetti Vabune! Jangle pop, Indie pop, J-pop

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Yukari Fresh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Yukari Fresh Pop music, J-pop, Shibuya-kei

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Mayumi Kojima is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists

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Denki Groove is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Denki Groove Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop, Synthpop

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Yoshinori Sunahara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Yoshinori Sunahara Shibuya-kei, Techno

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Saori is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists

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Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shibuya-kei Groups/Artists
Yoko Ono Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music