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Best Spoken Word Artists/Bands

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 items, including Allen Ginsberg and Jim Carroll. Vote for the best items 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 More
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    Listener

    Spoken word, Hip Hop, Indie rock More
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    Indie, Spoken word, Electronic music More
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    Spoken word, No wave, Experimental rock More
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    Dance-pop, Electronic dance music, House music More
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    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Contemporary R&B More
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    Dark ambient, Anti-folk, Avant-garde jazz More
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    Nu metal, Groove metal, Spoken word More
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    Pop music, Spoken word, Rock music More
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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
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    Spoken Word Soul, Fusion, Jazz-funk More
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    Spoken word, Rock music, Post-grunge More
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    Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Spoken word More
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    Trip hop, Spoken word, Electronic music More
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    Soundtrack, Traditional music, Spoken word More
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    Spoken word, Gospel music, Blues More
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    Spoken word, Folk music More
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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Spoken word More
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    Taco Shop Poets

    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Jazz More
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    Spoken word, Post-hardcore More
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    Spoken word More
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    Bennie Herron

    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Jazz More
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    Spoken word, Folk music, Post-industrial music More
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    Industrial metal, Spoken word, Anarcho-punk More
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    Zimbabwe

    Spoken word, Rock music More
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    Tanya Davis

    Pop music, Spoken word, Folk music More
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    Glam metal, Spoken word, Rock music More
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    Michael D. Ellison

    Hip hop music, Spoken word More
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    Spoken word, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
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    Klezmer, Spoken word, Cabaret More
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    Doom metal, Spoken word, Industrial music More
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    Verbswish

    Spoken word, Hip Hop More
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    Spoken word More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop More
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    Political hip hop, Spoken word, Reggae More
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    Spoken word, Outsider music, Contemporary R&B More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Spoken word More
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    Brother Dash

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    Buddy Wakefield

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    Spoken word More
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    Kamau

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    Synthpop, Spoken word, Rock music More
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    The Watts Prophets

    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Jazz More
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    Hip hop music, Spoken Word Soul, New Age music More
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    Toni Blackman

    Hip hop music, Spoken word, Hip hop soul More
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    Spoken word, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music More
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    Shizzio

    Urban contemporary, Spoken word, British hip hop More
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    Bradley Hathaway

    Spoken word, Folk music More
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