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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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78 10
Television is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
New Wave, Rock music, Protopunk

2
35 10
Pere Ubu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

3
33 10
Suicide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Synthpunk, New Wave, No wave

4
30 13
Crass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Anarcho-punk, Art rock

5
20 11
Tom Verlaine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
New Wave, Art rock, Punk rock

6
6 3
The Mutants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
New Wave, Art rock, Punk rock

7
13 11
fIREHOSE is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

8
12 10
Past Lives is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

9
10 8
The Membranes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Punk rock, Art punk

10
10 8
Deerhoof is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage rock

11
9 7
Liars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Dance-punk, Experimental rock

12
7 5
Les Savy Fav is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Dance-punk, Art rock

13
6 4
Dog Faced Hermans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Anarcho-punk, Art punk, Post-punk

14
12 11
The Blood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Mathcore, Melodic hardcore

15
6 5
Pretty Girls Make Graves is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Alternative rock, Art rock, Art punk

16
1 0
Bikini Kill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
queenidleteen added Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock

17
1 0
Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
queenidleteen added Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

18
5 5
Daughters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock

19
4 4
Jaguar Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
New Wave, Dance-punk, Electro

20
4 4
Fake Shark -Real Zombie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Dance-punk, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

21
3 3
Tub Ring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Rock music, Experimental rock, Punk rock

22
3 3
Minny Pops is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
New Wave, Electronic music, Art punk

23
10 11
Refused is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore, Screamo

24
10 11
Rapture is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Acid house, Dance-punk, Rock music

25
9 10
No Age is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Art Punk Bands
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Garage punk