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The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 965 votes 195 voters 22.7k views 53 items

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

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

This list includes Björk, Owl City and more artists. The list order changes if enough people vote for the right artists, so cast your vote now. The fun of voting on multiple artists is that you get to make choices like "do I like Cocteau Twins more than Dead Can Dance?"

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

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

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

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Cocteau Twins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Elizabeth Fraser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Lisa Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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This Mortal Coil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Lycia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Samantha Bouquin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Love Spirals Downwards ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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This Ascension is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Irfan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Björk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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The Synthetic Dream Foun... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Xmal Deutschland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Natasha Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Akiko Shikata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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The Eden House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Vas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Claire Voyant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Love Is Colder Than Deat... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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KOKIA is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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Deleyaman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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TwinSisterMoon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ethereal Wave Groups/Artists
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