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Best Shoegaze Bands/Artists

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

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

This list is made up of many different items, including The Smashing Pumpkins and Broken Social Scene. Upvote your favorite items on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would. If you like The Verve or TV on the Radio, then make your voice heard.

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

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

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

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    Shoegazing, Space rock, Experimental rock More
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    Indie pop, Noise rock, Shoegazing More
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    Shoegazing, Space rock, Alternative rock More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Noise pop More
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    Shoegazing, Instrumental rock, Post-rock More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Post-rock More
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    Raised by Swans

    Shoegazing, Post-rock, Indie rock More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Britpop More
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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Space rock More
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    Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk More
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    Indie, Psychedelic folk, Shoegazing More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock More
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    Noise rock, Shoegazing, Gothic rock More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Rock music More
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    Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Rock music More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Dream pop More
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    Noise rock, Shoegazing, Rock music More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock More
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    Indie, Shoegazing, Electronic music More
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    Noise rock, Shoegazing, Space rock More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Dream pop More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Indie rock More
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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Sadcore More
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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Garage rock More
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    Shoegazing, Space rock, Dream pop More
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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing More
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    New Wave, Shoegazing, Indie rock More
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    Shoegazing, Noise music, Psychedelic rock More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock More
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    Indie, Shoegazing, Alternative rock More
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    Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Folk music More
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    Smashing Orange

    Shoegazing, Grunge, Alternative rock More
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    Shoegazing, Grebo, Power pop More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop More
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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing More
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    Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Art rock More
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    Shoegazing, Chiptune, Dream pop More
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    Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock More
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    Shoegazing, Nu gaze, Britpop More
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    Hip hop music, Shoegazing, Trip hop More
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    Shoegazing, New Prog, Progressive rock More
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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Ethereal wave More
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    Spirea X

    Shoegazing, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
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    Shoegazing, Alternative rock, Indie rock More
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    The Upsidedown

    Shoegazing, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock More
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Indie rock More
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    Noise rock, Shoegazing, Noise pop More
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    Shoegazing, New Prog, Experimental rock More
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