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bands/musicians The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists  

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

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

List includes Paul Weller, Sade and more. Voting for your favorites gets them to rise to the top. Also, you should vote on artists like Bryan Ferry and Spandau Ballet, if you like them.

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

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

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

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

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Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Tears for Fears Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Breathe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Breathe Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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Prefab Sprout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Prefab Sprout New Wave, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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Swing Out Sister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Swing Out Sister Pop music, Sophisti-pop, Electronic music

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Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Simply Red Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Johnny Hates Jazz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Johnny Hates Jazz Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop

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Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Joe Jackson New Wave, Pop music, Ska

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The Blow Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
The Blow Monkeys Ballad, New Wave, Sophisti-pop

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Basia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Basia Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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Level 42 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Level 42 New Wave, Jazz-funk, Pop music

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Matt Bianco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Matt Bianco Ballad, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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The Style Council is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
The Style Council Synthpop, New Wave, Sophisti-pop

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Double is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Double New Wave, Fusion, Sophisti-pop

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Kurt Maloo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Kurt Maloo Nu jazz, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Go West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Go West Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Thompson Twins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Thompson Twins Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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George Duke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
George Duke Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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The Clientele is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
The Clientele Indie pop, Indie rock

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David Paich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
David Paich Sophisti-pop, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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Calvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Calvin Hayes New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Punk rock

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Belle & Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Belle & Sebastian Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music

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Jazzprom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Jazzprom Pop music, Sophisti-pop, Latin pop

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Lee Ritenour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Lee Ritenour Jazz-funk, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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The Christians is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
The Christians Sophisti-pop, Pop rock, Soul music

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Animal Nightlife is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Animal Nightlife Pop music, Sophisti-pop, Instrumental

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Bob James is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Bob James Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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Duke Pearson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Duke Pearson Sophisti-pop, Hard bop, Smooth jazz

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Workshy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Workshy Lounge music, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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Chris Joyce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Chris Joyce New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Alternative rock

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Martin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Martin Jackson New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Punk rock

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Momus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

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Jeff Lorber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Jeff Lorber Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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64 Spoons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
64 Spoons New Wave, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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Spencer Day is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Spencer Day Sophisti-pop, Swing music, Smooth jazz

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Touch and Go is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
Touch and Go Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz, Jazz