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The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

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

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

This list is made up of many different artists, including Allen Ginsberg and Jim Carroll. Vote for the best artists on the list to see them rise to the top. Which is better for an overall top ranking of this topic, Lydia Lunch or Saul Williams?

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

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

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

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    Spoken word, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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    Listener is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word, Hip Hop, Indie rock

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    Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken Word Soul, Fusion, Jazz-funk

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    Spoken Word, Alternative, Performance Poetry Buy on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Send-Clown-Hedwig-Gorski-East/dp/B001NH4ELUhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedwig_Gorski

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    Spoken word

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    Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word

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    Indie, Spoken word, Electronic music

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    Dark ambient, Anti-folk, Avant-garde jazz

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    Dance-pop, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Lydia Lunch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word, No wave, Experimental rock

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    Roxy Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

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    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Contemporary R&B

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    Saul Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Spoken word

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    Promise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Spoken word

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    Trip hop, Spoken word, Electronic music

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    Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word

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    Industrial metal, Spoken word, Anarcho-punk

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    Political hip hop, Spoken word, Reggae

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    Soundtrack, Traditional music, Spoken word

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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Spoken word

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    Taco Shop Poets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Jazz

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    Spoken word, Trad jazz, Comedy rock

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    Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Noise rock, Spoken word, Heavy metal

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    Pop music, Spoken word, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Groove metal, Spoken word

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    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Jazz

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    Michael D. Ellison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Hip hop music, Spoken word

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    Tony Adamo & the New York ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

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      Some wit once quipped that when you go to Heaven, you hear the voice of God—who is actually imitating the late, great "movie trailer guy," Don LaFontaine. If that's so, for those

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    Neo soul, Spoken word, Contemporary R&B

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    Spoken word, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Norman Nawrocki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Klezmer, Spoken word, Cabaret

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    Spoken word, Folk music

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    Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Spoken word

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    Spoken word, Gospel music, Blues

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    Spoken word, Rock music, Post-grunge

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    Arab Strap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

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    Sadcore, Neofolk, Alternative rock

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    Buddy Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word

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    Tanya Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Pop music, Spoken word, Folk music

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    Dawud Wharnsby Ali is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Nasheed, Spoken word, Folk music

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    Brother Dash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word

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    Spoken word, Folk music, Post-industrial music

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    Eddie Argos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word, Alternative rock, Jazz

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    Bradley Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word, Folk music

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    Zimbabwe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word, Rock music

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    Spoken word, Post-hardcore

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    Verbswish is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

    Spoken word, Hip Hop

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