Bands/Musicians The Best Drone Bands/Artists  

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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists in it, like The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed. Vote up your favorite artists to see them get closer to the top of the list. Are you one of those people that doesn't like Spacemen 3 or Bardo Pond? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard.

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

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

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

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26 7
Stars of the Lid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Minimal music, Ambient music

2
12 3
Boris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Doom metal, Noise rock, Rock music

3
12 3
Tim Hecker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Glitch, Intelligent dance music

4
14 5
Fuck Buttons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

5
10 2
Harold Budd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Contemporary classical music, Ambient music

6
8 1
Marc Broude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Musique concrète, New Age, Anti-folk

7
9 3
Labradford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Post-rock, Ambient music

8
7 2
John Balance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Acid house, Electronic music, Drone music

9
5 0
Windy & Carl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Rock music, Space rock, Drone music

10
6 1
Robert Rich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, New Age music, Electronic music

11
5 0
Rafael Anton Irisarri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Contemporary classical music, Minimal music

12
7 3
Grouper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Folk music, Drone music, Electronic dance music

13
5 1
This Will Destroy You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Drone music

14
4 0
Thighpaulsandra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Space rock, Electronic music

15
4 0
Flying Saucer Attack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Rock music

16
5 2
Lotus Eaters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Experimental music, Electroacoustic music

17
5 2
Jack Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
American Primitivism, Fingerstyle guitar, Ragtime

18
4 1
Keith Fullertom Whitman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

19
3 0
Coil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Electronic music, Noise music

20
3 0
Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosm... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists

21
3 0
Yellow Swans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

22
3 0
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Noise music, Experimental music

23
4 2
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nilsn.lakes added Indie rock, Slowcore

24
4 2
Greg Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Doom metal, Drone music, Stoner rock

25
3 1
Nurse with Wound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Drone music, Industrial music

26
2 0
Peter Kember is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Drone music, Experimental music

27
2 0
Primordial Undermind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

28
2 0
Gong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

29
2 0
Celer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Drone music, Experimental music

30
2 0
Natural Snow Buildings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Psychedelic folk, Drone music, Experimental music

31
3 2
Loop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Drone music, Alternative rock

32
3 2
Eric Zann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Drone music, Hauntology

33
2 1
One More Grain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists

34
2 1
Espers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk music

35
2 1
The Godz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

36
2 1
Vibracathedral Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Experimental music

37
2 1
Birchville Cat Motel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Progressive metal, Drone music

38
2 1
Locrian is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Black metal, Drone music, Noise music

39
2 1
If Thousands is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Trance music, Ambient music

40
2 1
False Mirror is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Drone music

41
2 1
Adam Leonard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Folk music, Drone music, Experimental music

42
1 0
Charalambides is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Psychedelia, Folk music, Drone music

43
1 0
Andrew Rahman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Stoner rock, Experimental music

44
1 0
The Resonance Association is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Dark ambient, Drone music

45
1 0
Chord is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
ffeditor added power ambient

46
1 0
Plastic Crimewave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Psychedelia, Drone music, Stoner rock

47
1 0
Perlonex is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

48
1 0
Flowers of Hell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Space rock, Experimental rock, Drone music

49
1 0
Richard Skelton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Drone music, Experimental music, Minimal music

50
1 0
Seefeel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Drone Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Drone music