Bands/Musicians The Best Dark Cabaret Singers  

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

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

Artists include everything from Tori Amos to Amanda Palmer. It includes cabaret rock bands, punk cabaret, gothic cabaret bands, dark cabaret metal bands and dark cabaret jazz. Help our your favorites by giving them a thumbs up. The best artists should have the most votes, so vote on things like The Dresden Dolls and DeVotchKa.

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

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

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

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The Dresden Dolls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Soft rock

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Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Gothic rock, Steampunk, Ska

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Amanda Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark cabaret, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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Evelyn Evelyn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Americana, Rock music, Dark cabaret

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Vermillion Lies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Pop music, Folk music, Dark cabaret

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Rasputina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Indie, Gothic rock, Steampunk

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Tiger Lillies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark cabaret

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22 5
Stolen Babies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Progressive metal, Dance-rock, Dark cabaret

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22 5
Katzenjammer Kabarett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Synthpunk, Dark cabaret, Deathrock

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Brian Viglione is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark cabaret, Industrial music, Heavy metal

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Johnny Hollow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Trip hop, Cello rock, Dark cabaret

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Jill Tracy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Wayne Wong added

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12 5
Klaus Nomi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Disco

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13 6
Humanwine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers

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9 3
Pretty Balanced is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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9 3
Hannah Fury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark cabaret, Ethereal wave

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

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8 4
Black tape for a blue girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark ambient, Rock music, Folk music

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7 3
IAMX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
jasmine-farhani added Synthpop, Indie, Dark cabaret

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The Metafiction Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Marc C. Behrens added Dark Cabaret, Circus Punk -

THE METAFICTION CABARET opens up the funniest abyss and climbs up the unsettlingest altitude-flights
through their musical vortex in between show and art. Their catchy melodies will trap you into a
sparkling netherworld, feed you with soft piano sounds, but also hit you with punchy drums and guitars.
Youʼll get lost in that spectacle of unsecure performance of concert. These four artists from Berlin are
breaking the cabaret down into its origin and mixing it up with mundane punk, fizzy melancholy and
a big drop of bold cravenness. So, there is no way around the ultimate metafiction of cabaret!

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Rozz Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Spoken word

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4 2
Battle Circus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark cabaret, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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Leisl added

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5 4
Spiritual Front is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Nuevo tango, Italian progressive rock, Dark cabaret

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5 4
Sex Gang Children is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Gothic rock, Dark cabaret, Alternative rock

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4 3
The World/Inferno Friendship S... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Anarcho-punk, Dark cabaret, Cabaret

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Baby Dee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark cabaret, Experimental rock, Indie folk

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Alu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Trip hop, Dark cabaret, Jazz

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Crystal Bright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Sara Charavell added Folk music, Cabaret, World music

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Gitane Demone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Gothic rock, Dark cabaret, Jazz

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Salon Betty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

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3 3
Veronique Chevalier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Steampunk, Dark cabaret, Polka

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Lonely Drifter Karen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Pop music, Folk music, Space rock

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Antony and the Johnsons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Dark cabaret, Indie rock, Baroque pop

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Majandra Delfino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Downtempo, Trip hop, Dark cabaret

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Zombina and The Skeletones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Cabaret Singers
Horror punk, Pop punk, Gothic rock