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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. (109 items)


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    Blues for the Red Sun, …And the Circus Leaves Town, Welcome to Sky Valley ...

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    Paranoid, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell

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    Songs for the Deaf, Rated R, Lullabies to Paralyze

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    Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes, and Undeniable Truths ...

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    In Search of..., The Action Is Go, No One Rides for Free

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    Dopethrone, Come My Fanatics..., Electric Wizard

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    Gods of the Earth, Age of Winters, Warp Riders

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    Chrono.Naut / Nuclear Guru, Coup de Grace, The Big Black

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    Amusing the Amazing, The Red Ant Album

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    Powertrip, Superjudge, Dopes to Infinity

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    The Great Divide, Unida / Dozer, Coping With the Urban Coyote

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    Dopesmoker, Sleep's Holy Mountain, Volume One

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    Periscope, She Said, Chopping Machine

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    Charged, Atomic Ritual, Apollo

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    Through the Eyes of Heathens, Call It Conspiracy, Unida / Dozer

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    The Alchemist, Firewood, Witchcraft

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    Death Is This Communion, Blessed Black Wings, The Art of Self Defense

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    Volume 4: Hard Walls and Little Trips, Volume 3: Set Coordinates for the ...

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    Blind, Wiseblood, In the Arms of God

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    Karma to Burn, Wild, Wonderful Purgatory

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    Somera Sól, Jalamanta, Local Angel

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    Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

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    Spit Blood, The Atomic Bitchwax, II

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    Wolfmother, Wolfmother EP, Cosmic Egg

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    Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow..., Down III: Over the Under, NOLA

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    Ciudad De Brahman, Delmar, El hombre montaña

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    Demons, Earth Blues, Another Way to Shine

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    Paralyzed, Witch, Can't Help Doing Wrong / Jull

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    Blue Garden, Sunrise on the Sufferbus, Give Us Barabbas

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    Shivering King and Others, Dead Meadow, Old Growth

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    Born Too Late, Saint Vitus, V

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    III, Busse Woods, Zoroaster

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    I + Dog Days, Dog Days, IV

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    The Last Embrace, Elusive Truth, Jug Fulla Sun

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    Apogee, Stash, Gateway

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    Radio Moscow, From the Ages, Sonic Prayer

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    Time Will Fuse Its Worth, To Walk a Middle Course, Spiral Shadow

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    River City Revival, Open Fire, Constellation

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    Thy Kingdom Scum, The Second Coming, Houses of the Unholy

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    Pakal Kal-El play leadheavy stonerrock influenced by Black Sabbath, Kyuss and those guys

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    God Luck and Good Speed, 16 Tons, ...and Justice for Y'all

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    Brain Cycles, Radio Moscow, The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz

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    Blue Sky Mind, Synchronized, The Machine That Won the War

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    Shrinebuilder

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