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Best Ska Bands/Artists

Ska artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Fans of ska bands like Reel Big Fish and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones know that ska is about more then just the music--it's about the image too. This list of ska 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 ska bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Ska 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 ska bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest ska bands of all time, since the most famous ska artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best ska music.

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

List items include The Specials, Madness and many additional items as well. Make sure to vote on your favorite items on this list. Which is better for an overall top ranking of this topic, Sublime or No Doubt?

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

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

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

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Synthpop, New Wave, 2 Tone

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Noise rock, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

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    2 Tone, Ska

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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    Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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  14. 14
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    Ska, Reggae

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    Ska, Rocksteady

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by fatherrhyme 2 Tone, Pop music, Ska punk Ska, 2-Tone, Dub, 3rd wave ska

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    Ska punk

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    Ska punk, Ska, Reggae

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    Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Ska

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Ska, Japanese ska, Jazz

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    Ska punk, Ska, Rocksteady

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    Ska punk, Ska, Rock music

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Big Cyc Ska, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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    Ska punk, Ska, Anarcho-punk

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Ska, Rock music, Reggae

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Ska, Reggae, Dub

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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Ska

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    New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble

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    New Wave, Ska

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    Ska punk, Ska, Rock music

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    Disco, Pop music, Third-wave of ska

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    Ska punk, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

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    added by olivertooley Bison Ska and then some Bison are an 11 piece Ska band from Sheffield with several albums realeased. Notably ...

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    Ska punk, Ska, Punk rock

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    Indie, Ska, Reggae

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