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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    Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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    Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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    Slo Burn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands

    Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Rock music, Space rock

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    Doom metal, Rock music, Viking metal

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    Rock music, Space rock, Grunge

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    Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Hard rock

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    Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock

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    Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Noise rock, Rock music

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    Stoner rock, Hard rock

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    Doom metal, Neo-psychedelia, Heavy metal

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    Desert rock, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Stoner rock, Hard rock

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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Desert rock, Instrumental rock, Stoner rock

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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Uncle Acid and the Dead Beats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands

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    Doom metal, Groove metal, Grunge

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    Doom metal, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Rock music, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    Stoner rock, Experimental music

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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Sungrazer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Desert rock

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    Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Philiac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands

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    psych, prog, stoner

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Blues-rock, Garage rock, Psychedelic rock

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    Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Crust punk, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Doom metal, Stoner rock, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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