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

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

List ranges from Talking Heads to Sonic Youth and more. Vote for the greatest artists by clicking the thumbs up button. If you like Television or Yeah Yeah Yeahs, then make your voice heard.

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

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

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

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Television is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Television New Wave, Rock music, Protopunk

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Pere Ubu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Pere Ubu New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Suicide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Suicide Synthpunk, New Wave, No wave

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Crass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Crass Noise rock, Anarcho-punk, Art rock

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Tom Verlaine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Tom Verlaine New Wave, Art rock, Punk rock

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fIREHOSE is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
fIREHOSE Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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The Mutants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
The Mutants New Wave, Art rock, Punk rock

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Past Lives is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Past Lives Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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The Membranes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
The Membranes Noise rock, Punk rock, Art punk

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Liars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Liars Noise rock, Dance-punk, Experimental rock

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Deerhoof is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Deerhoof Noise rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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The Blood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
The Blood Brothers Noise rock, Mathcore, Melodic hardcore

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Refused is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Refused Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore, Screamo

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Daughters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Daughters Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock

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Pretty Girls Make Graves is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Pretty Girls Make Graves Alternative rock, Art rock, Art punk

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Dog Faced Hermans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Dog Faced Hermans Anarcho-punk, Art punk, Post-punk

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Rapture is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Rapture Acid house, Dance-punk, Rock music

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Les Savy Fav is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Les Savy Fav Noise rock, Dance-punk, Art rock

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Fake Shark -Real Zombie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Fake Shark -Real Zombie Dance-punk, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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Jaguar Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Jaguar Love New Wave, Dance-punk, Electro

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Tub Ring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Tub Ring Rock music, Experimental rock, Punk rock

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Ouija Radio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Ouija Radio Rock and roll, Indie rock, Art punk

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Jack Grisham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Jack Grisham Horror punk, Gothic rock, Anarcho-punk

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Neon Blonde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Neon Blonde Alternative hip hop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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No Age is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
No Age Noise rock, Shoegazing, Garage punk

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Šarlo Akrobata is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands

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The Matches is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
The Matches Pop punk, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Rolo Tomassi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Rolo Tomassi Mathcore, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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I am the Heat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
I am the Heat Dance-punk, Punk rock, Indie rock

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Minny Pops is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Minny Pops New Wave, Electronic music, Art punk

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Diamonds is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Diamonds Dance-punk, Mathcore, Grindcore

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Transmitters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Transmitters Jazz fusion, Jazz, Art rock

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The Hubble Constant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
The Hubble Constant Post-metal, Experimental rock, Art punk

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Jim Ward is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Jim Ward Alternative rock, Alternative country, Indie rock

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These Arms Are Snakes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
These Arms Are Snakes Experimental rock, Math rock, Post-hardcore

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I Would Set Myself on Fire for... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
I Would Set Myself on Fire for You Emo, Experimental rock, Post-rock

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Crime and the City Solution is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Crime and the City Solution Art rock, Art punk, Post-punk

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Steve Five is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Steve Five Indie rock, Art punk

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Belisha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Belisha Progressive music, Rock music, Shock rock

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Jon Syverson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Jon Syverson Experimental rock, Heavy metal, Noise music

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Supernaut is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Supernaut New Wave, Psychobilly, Garage rock

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The Wolfgang Press is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
The Wolfgang Press Synthpop, Electronic music, Experimental rock

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Finally Punk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands

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Huggy Bear is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Huggy Bear Riot grrrl, Art rock, Punk rock

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September Begins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
ryan-thompson added September Begins Art Punk, Alternative

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Agitpop is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Agitpop Experimental rock, Art rock, Punk rock

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Tav Falco's Panther Burns is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Tav Falco's Panther Burns Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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Maximillian Colby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Maximillian Colby Noise rock, Rock music, Emo

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Johnny Whitney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Johnny Whitney Electronic music, Post-hardcore, Art punk

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Soiled Doves is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Soiled Doves Rock music, Experimental rock, Screamo