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The 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 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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    Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, Here, Hear ...

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    Listener and Dust – Just in Time for Christmas, Ozark Empire, Whispermoon ...

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    Bridges, Winter in America, The First Minute of a New Day

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    The Lion for Real, Wichita Vortex Sutra, New York Blues: Rags

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    Seven Hills, Usually Visual, Her Fire Consumes His Mind

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    Happy Hour, They, King Missile

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    Pools of Mercury, Catholic Boy, Jim Carroll

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    Send in the Clown, East of Eden Band, Slow Paradise Buy on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Send-Clown-Hedwig-Gorski-East/dp/B001NH4ELUhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedwig_Gorski

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    Delights of the Garden, This Is Madness, The Last Poets

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    Plutonium Glow, Slow to Burn, Make You Love

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    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Lydia Lunch, Queen of Siam, Hysterie

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    G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night: Dawn, Wouldn't You Like to...

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    The Sky Is Falling and I Want My Mommy, If Evolution Is Outlawed, Only ...

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    House of Secrets, Sevas Tra, Jihad

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    Blues and Haikus, Poetry for the Beat Generation, The Jack Kerouac ...

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    More Than Music, Awakening, The Promise That Heaven Kept

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    Dante's Disneyland Inferno, Torch of the Mystics, Sun City Girls

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    An Elpee and Two Epees, A Flat Man, Ludo

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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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    Talk Is Cheap, Volume 2, Talk Is Cheap

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    Live From the Battle in Seattle

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    Simplified, A Live at Central Park, Why $#!+ So Crazy?

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    Twenty-Five, I Got Shoes, Still the Same Me

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    The Hunters Lullaby, We All Get Lighter, Love Hope Hero

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    Phonography, What's the Point?!!, Teenage Spectacular

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    Saul Williams, Amethyst Rock Star, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of ...

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    SPOKEN HERBS, NATURAL ELOQUENCE, LiGHT iN THE SHADE OF DARKNESS

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    Floetic Soul, Floetry Re:Birth, Prophecy

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    Im Blutfeuer, Absinthe: La Folie Verte, The Gospel of Inhumanity

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    A Mouth Full of Dust, All The Hits So Far But Don't Expect Too Much: ...

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    Black Flags

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    AKA Grafitti Man, Bone Days, Blue Indians

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    new! & added by Jadzia

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    Dream Home Heartache, The Whorse's Mouth, Neue Sachlichkeit

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    Diligenţa cu păpuşi, Mie-mi pasă!, Degeaba

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    The Oracle

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    Blue Walls and the Big Sky, Road to Madinah, Out Seeing the Fields

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    Live at the Typer Cannon Grand, A Stretch of Presence, Run on Anything

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