Bands/Musicians The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists  

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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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Frank Zappa and the Mothers of... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists

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Univers Zero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Rock music, Chamber music, Progressive rock

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14 7
Thinking Plague is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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9 4
Magma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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8 3
Soft Machine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Rock music, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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7 2
The Residents is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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9 5
Present is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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6 2
Hatfield and the North is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Jazz fusion, Jazz, Progressive rock

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7 4
Slapp Happy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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5 2
Art Zoyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added

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4 1
Miriodor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added

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6 4
CAN is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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5 3
News from Babel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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4 2
Caravan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Jazz, Progressive rock, Canterbury scene

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4 2
Faust is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Krautrock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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3 1
Shub-Niggurath is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Zeuhl

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3 1
Stormy Six is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Folk rock, Merseybeat, Progressive rock

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2 0
The Artaud Beats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Progressive rock

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8 7
Kayo Dot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Post-metal, Avant-progressive rock, Rock music

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6 5
Art Bears is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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5 4
5uu's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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5 4
Aksak Maboul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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4 3
The Science Group is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock

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4 3
Cassiber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock

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4 3
Egg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Jazz fusion, Progressive rock, Canterbury scene

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3 2
Skeleton Crew is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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3 2
Mr. Bungle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Noise rock, Experimental rock, Funk metal

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2 1
Dun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added

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2 1
Eskaton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added

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2 1
Weidorje is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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2 1
Samla Mammas Manna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Progressive rock

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Opus Avantra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Panou Urban added

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Cos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Panou Urban added

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Deluge Grander is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Panou Urban added

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Area is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Panou Urban added Electronic music, Jazz fusion, Experimental music

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National Health is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Jon Greenbaum added Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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Debile Menthol is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Panou Urban added

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Vezhlivy Otkaz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
SlavaNedeoglo added Avant-progressive rock, RIO

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Dagmar Krause is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Cabaret

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4 4
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Pierrot Lunaire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Rock music, Progressive folk music

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3 3
Keep the Dog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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2 2
ZAO is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Jazz fusion, Progressive rock, Zeuhl

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2 2
This Heat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Experimental rock, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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2 2
Guapo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added

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1 1
Yezda Urfa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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1 1
Mogul Thrash is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Experimental rock, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Jon Greenbaum added Jazz fusion

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

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5 6
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Avant-progressive Rock Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock