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

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

List ranges from Boredoms to Lindsay Cooper and more. Your opinions matter! Vote on what you think is the best on this list to see those item srise to the top. The list has artists like Chris Cutler and Estradasphere so that you have plenty of stuff to vote for.

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

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

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

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Univers Zero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Univers Zero Rock music, Chamber music, Progressive rock

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Thinking Plague is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Thinking Plague Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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Magma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Magma Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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Soft Machine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Soft Machine Rock music, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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Present is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Present Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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Art Zoyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Art Zoyd

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Hatfield and the North is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Hatfield and the North Jazz fusion, Jazz, Progressive rock

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Frank Zappa and the Mothers of... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists

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Caravan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Caravan Jazz, Progressive rock, Canterbury scene

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Slapp Happy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Slapp Happy Avant-progressive rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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News from Babel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
News from Babel Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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Faust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Faust Krautrock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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CAN is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added CAN Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Aksak Maboul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Aksak Maboul Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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The Residents is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added The Residents Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Egg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Egg Jazz fusion, Progressive rock, Canterbury scene

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Miriodor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Miriodor

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Stormy Six is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Stormy Six Folk rock, Merseybeat, Progressive rock

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Shub-Niggurath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Shub-Niggurath Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Zeuhl

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The Artaud Beats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added The Artaud Beats Progressive rock

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Kayo Dot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Kayo Dot Post-metal, Avant-progressive rock, Rock music

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Vezhlivy Otkaz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
SlavaNedeoglo added Vezhlivy Otkaz Avant-progressive rock, RIO

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Art Bears is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Art Bears Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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5uu's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
5uu's Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Avant-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music

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The Science Group is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
The Science Group Avant-progressive rock, Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock

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Guapo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Guapo

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Dun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Dun

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ZAO is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added ZAO Jazz fusion, Progressive rock, Zeuhl

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Eskaton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Eskaton

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Samla Mammas Manna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Samla Mammas Manna Progressive rock

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Ghost Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock

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Dagmar Krause is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Dagmar Krause Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Cabaret

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Cassiber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Cassiber Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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Keep the Dog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Keep the Dog Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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Pierrot Lunaire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Pierrot Lunaire Avant-progressive rock, Rock music, Progressive folk music

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Skeleton Crew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Skeleton Crew Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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Mr. Bungle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Mr. Bungle Noise rock, Experimental rock, Funk metal

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Yezda Urfa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Yezda Urfa Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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Weidorje is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Weidorje Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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Mogul Thrash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Mogul Thrash Experimental rock, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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This Heat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added This Heat Experimental rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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Hail is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Hail Avant-progressive rock, Electronic dance music, Experimental music

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Estradasphere is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Estradasphere Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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Material is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Material Dance-punk, Experimental rock, Acid jazz

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Bill Laswell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Bill Laswell Industrial hip hop, Experimental music, Dub

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Boredoms is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Boredoms Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia

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Red Masque is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Red Masque Avant-progressive rock, Progressive rock, Art rock

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The Work is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
The Work Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Industrial music

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Massacre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Massacre Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music