bands/musicians The Best Stoner Rock Bands

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Stoner rock, which combines elements of heavy metal, psychedelic rock, blues rock and doom metal, is one of the more deliberate genres of rock. With it's brooding, slow-to-middling tempos, stoner rock bands emerged in the 1990s, and can often times be confused with desert rock. However, the best stoner rock bands have a trippier groove in their sound, which is what separates stoner rock bands from other genres.

So, who are considered the best stoner rock bands? Any list has to begin with Kyuss. The Palm Desert-based rockers were one of the pioneers of the genre. Even though they were influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and MC5. But what makes Kyuss one of the most important stoner rock bands is what they spawned. Though Monster Magnet are just as important in terms of influencing stoner rock, when Kyuss broke up, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu and Celestial Season were formed. Thus, if not for Kyuss, there would be no stoner rock, at least how we know it.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best stoner rock bands. If you notice that a stoner rock band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best stoner rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest stoner 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 stoner rock bands that you might've heard of. (123 items)

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Kyuss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Kyuss Rock music, Desert rock Heavy metal

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock Power metal

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Clutch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Clutch Blues-rock, Rock music Rockabilly

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock Experimental rock

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Fu Manchu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Fu Manchu Heavy metal, Stoner rock Alternative rock

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Sleep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Sleep Doom metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Truckfighters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Truckfighters Rock music, Desert rock Heavy metal

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Electric Wizard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Electric Wizard Doom metal, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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Slo Burn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Slo Burn Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Orange Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Orange Goblin Doom metal, Rock music Space rock

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The Sword is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
The Sword Doom metal, Rock music Viking metal

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Monster Magnet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Monster Magnet Rock music, Space rock Grunge

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Unida is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Unida Heavy metal, Stoner rock Hard rock

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Red Fang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Red Fang Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Colour Haze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Colour Haze Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock

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Melvins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Melvins Doom metal, Noise rock Rock music

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Nebula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Nebula Rock music, Desert rock Heavy metal

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The Desert Sessions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
The Desert Sessions Stoner rock, Hard rock

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Dozer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Dozer Stoner rock, Hard rock

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Witchcraft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Witchcraft Doom metal, Neo-psychedelia Heavy metal

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Brant Bjork is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Brant Bjork Desert rock, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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High On Fire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
High On Fire Doom metal, Thrash metal Rock music

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Corrosion of Conformity is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Corrosion of Conformity Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Rock music

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Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge Heavy metal

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Uncle Acid and the Dead Beats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands

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Karma to Burn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Karma to Burn Desert rock, Instrumental rock Stoner rock

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Down is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Down Doom metal, Groove metal Grunge

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The Atomic Bitchwax is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
The Atomic Bitchwax Doom metal, Pop music Rock music

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Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Wolfmother Blues-rock, Rock music Neo-psychedelia

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Dead Meadow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Dead Meadow Rock music, Space rock Neo-psychedelia

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Los Natas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Los Natas Stoner rock, Experimental music

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Spiritual Beggars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Spiritual Beggars Progressive metal, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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Masters of Reality is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Masters of Reality Blues-rock, Rock music Desert rock

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Earthless is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Earthless Rock music, Heavy metal Psychedelic rock

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Hawkwind Rock music, Space rock Protopunk

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Saint Vitus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Saint Vitus Doom metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Stoned Jesus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands

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Witch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Witch Doom metal, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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Philiac is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Philiac psych, prog stoner

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Goatsnake is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Goatsnake Doom metal, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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Spirit Caravan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Spirit Caravan Doom metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Acid King is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Acid King Doom metal, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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Kadavar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands

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Bongzilla is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Bongzilla Doom metal, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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Kylesa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Kylesa Progressive metal, Crust punk Heavy metal

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Radio Moscow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Radio Moscow Blues-rock, Garage rock Psychedelic rock

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Baroness is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Baroness Progressive metal, Indie Heavy metal

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Mondo Generator is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Mondo Generator Rock music, Heavy metal Stoner rock

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Alabama Thunderpussy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Alabama Thunderpussy Heavy metal, Stoner rock Southern rock

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Church of Misery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Church of Misery Doom metal, Heavy metal Stoner rock