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Best Space Rock Bands

Initially known as a genre associated with progressive rock, in particular 1970s British prog rock, space rock bands mixed this brand of prog along with element of psychedelic rock. Their lengthy instrumental solos incorporated electronic organs, synths and spacey guitars, but that's not how space rock bands were labeled as such. Instead, using science fiction and outerspace imagery in lyrics is how these prog rock bands became space rock bands. It wasn't just a clever title. Some of the biggest space rock bands use ambient, luscious music that also sounds spacey to differentiate themselves from other bands.

So, what are the biggest space rock bands? Naturally, Pink Floyd is going to be at or near the top of the list. But you can also see bands like Muse, Hawkwind, Gong and Spaceman 3 on this list. Space rock bands' jams is what endears them to fans is their the themes. Space rock bands have strong cult followings that allows them to be relatively unknown to mainstream music fans, but at the same time, can sell out arenas. How can such a thing happen? Well, don't underestimate the drawing power of space rock bands, which is similar to progressive rock bands.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best space rock bands. If there's a band that isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best space rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest space 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 space rock bands that you might've heard of. (44 items)

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    The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here

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    The First and the Original Space Rock band 

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    Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, The 2nd Law

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    Fairy Tales, Angel's Egg: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 2

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    Starless and Bible Black Sabbath, Just Another Band From the Cosmic ...

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    Time to Turn, Colours, Eloy

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    In Absentia, Fear of a Blank Planet, Deadwing

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    Comfort, Fantastic Planet, Magnified

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    Psychonaut, Cottonwoodhill, Alchemic Universe

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    Erpland, Jurassic Shift, Pungent Effulgent

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    Sir Army Suit, 3:47 EST, Hope

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    You’d Prefer an Astronaut, Downward Is Heavenward, Electra 2000

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    Hyperborea, Tangram, Exit

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    Cosmic Sounds The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds

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    Cheap Sweaty Fun & TJ's Xmas, Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks, The Various ...

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    Recurring, Playing With Fire, Perfect Prescription

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    Implosion, Colossus

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    Illegal, Jumbo, Ballermann

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    Remember the Future, A Tab in the Ocean, Journey to the Centre of the Eye ...

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    I (2012), II (2012), III (2014) Oulu, Finland

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    Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Let It Come Down, Songs in ...

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    25 Years On, We Are One, Dream

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    Greatest Hits, Just Blue + Paris-France-Transit, Concert in USSR

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    Powertrip, Superjudge, Dopes to Infinity

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    Frances the Mute, De-Loused in the Comatorium, Amputechture

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    Balansia, Violently Hippy Rmxs, Symetria

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    Chrono.Naut / Nuclear Guru, Coup de Grace, The Big Black

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    Experiment Below, Akathisia

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    Skyrover, Éjszakai országút, Nem tudom a neved

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    Deserter's Songs, All Is Dream, The Secret Migration

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    Lushlife, Vertigo, Beat

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    West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Kasabian, Empire

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    Effloresce, Frames, Everyone into Position

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    Hugo Strange, The Orson Fader, Corridors

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    Avatar, Blue Cathedral, Field Recordings From the Sun

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    Resident Alien, The Hogyssey, The Chinese Album

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    Exploding Head, Lights in the Sky: Over North America 2008 Tour Sampler, A ...

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    Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Images and Words, Metropolis

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    Broken Bells, Meyrin Fields, After the Disco

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    The Flowers of Hell, Come Hell or High Water, The Flowers of Hell / Will ...

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    Precious Falling, The Death of Quickspace, Supo Spot

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    The Big Eye Am, Drink Me, Unmistakeably Rainbow Trout

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    Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck, The Special Tape, When The Boat Comes ...

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