Folk Music The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists  

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Anti-folk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good anti-folk 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 anti-folk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Anti-folk 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 anti-folk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest anti-folk bands of all time, since the most famous anti-folk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best anti-folk music.

You can click on the anti-folk band names to see more information about that particular notable anti-folk group. If they're near the top of the best anti-folk artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top anti-folk bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the anti-folk band names themselves.

List features Beck Hansen, Florence and the Machine and more. Upvote the artists you like and downvote the artists you don't. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Björk or Tom Morello?

All important, significant and iconic names in anti-folk music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new anti-folk 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 anti-folk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into anti-folk 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 anti-folk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent anti-folk bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best anti-folk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest anti-folk 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 anti-folk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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78 15
Regina Spektor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Pop music

2
50 9
Kimya Dawson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Folk

3
43 7
Jeffrey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk

4
43 7
The Moldy Peaches is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Garage rock, Comedy music

5
35 5
Andrew Jackson Jihad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Americana, Anti-folk, Rock music

6
21 4
Adam Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Folk music, Indie folk

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20 5
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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20 7
Feist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Folk music

9
11 3
Jack Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk

10
18 10
Kate Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Anti-folk

11
8 2
Diane Cluck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Folk music, Neofolk

12
6 1
Kirk Kelly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Folk music

13
7 2
Marc Broude is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Musique concrète, New Age, Anti-folk

14
6 2
Paul Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Outsider music, Post-punk

15
5 1
Mischief Brew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Anarcho-punk, Alternative rock

16
5 1
Toby Goodshank is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk

17
5 1
Hamell on Trial is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Folk music, Acoustic music

18
4 0
Dufus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Progressive rock

19
4 0
Herman Düne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Pop music, Folk rock

20
5 2
Langhorne Slim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Folk music, Folk rock

21
4 1
David Cronenberg's Wife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Outsider music, Post-punk

22
4 1
Supercute! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Psychedelic pop

23
3 0
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Rock music, Art rock

24
3 0
King Missile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Anti-folk, Avant-garde jazz

25
4 2
Nellie McKay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Disco, Anti-folk, Pop music

26
4 2
The Dumberjacks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
dumberjacks added

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2 0
Rachel Trachtenburg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Pop music, Acoustic music

28
2 0
George Washingtub is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
TomDiDomizio added Anti-folk -

Anti-folk

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2 0
Elastic No-No Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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3 2
Billy Bragg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Americana, Anti-folk, Folk rock

31
3 2
Emmy the Great is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Indie, Anti-folk, Folk music

32
3 2
Peggy Sue and The Pirates is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Rockabilly, Alternative rock

33
2 1
Ching Chong Song is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Cabaret

34
2 1
Phoebe Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk

35
2 1
The Dumberjacks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
dumberjacks added

36
2 1
Anna Ternheim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Pop music, Rock music

37
1 0
Matilda's Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Ludvig added

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1 0
Beth Mburu-Bowie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Pop music

39
1 0
Lowry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Psychedelic folk, Anti-folk, Rock music

40
1 0
Julean and the Rai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Säraquyael added Rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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1 1
Jenn Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Urban Folk

42
1 1
Gavin Osborn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Folk rock, Comedy

43
1 1
Joey Only is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Punk rock

44
1 1
Julia Marcell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Acoustic music, Experimental music

45
0 0
Lupen Crook is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Alternative rock, Post-punk

46
0 0
Alex Templeton-Ward is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Anti-folk, Outsider music

47
0 0
New Science Projects is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Punk blues, Folk punk

48
0 0
The Woe Betides is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Anti-folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

49
0 0
Tom Williams and The Boat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists

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0 0
The Bastard Fairies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anti-folk Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Anti-folk, New Weird America