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The Best Art Punk Bands 

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Updated November 30, 2019 4.3k votes 329 voters 22.3k views 77 items

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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Fugazi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Richard Hell & The V... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Wire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Devo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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The Stranglers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Parquet Courts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Art Brut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Swell Maps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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XTC is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Gang of Four is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Cardiacs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Preoccupations is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Deep Turtle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Ted Leo and the Pharmaci... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Titus Andronicus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Rapture is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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No Age is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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The Membranes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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The Mutants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Talking Head is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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The Blood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Agitpop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
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Television is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands