Bands/Musicians The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists  

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

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

A factual list, featuring artists like TV on the Radio and Brian Eno. Upvote your favorite artists and downvote the worst to see the best at the top. The list includes Portugal. The Man and Mike Oldfield so that you have plenty of choices on what to vote for.

All important, significant and iconic names in experimental classical 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 experimental classical 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 experimental classical music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into experimental classical 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 experimental classical music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent experimental classical music bands.

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

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Samantha Bouquin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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Natasha Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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The Synthetic Dream Foundation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
minamoonstar added Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk

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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
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Devin Townsend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
New Age, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Thomas Adès is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added Opera, Contemporary classical music

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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Harry Partch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Avant-garde music

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Edgard Varèse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Musique concrète, Experimental classical music, Avant-garde music

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Giacinto Scelsi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added 20th-century classical music

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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David Tudor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
AMaranth3566 added Classical music

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Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Rock music, World music

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Planningtorock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Experimental classical music

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Snowblood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Doom metal, Post-metal, Experimental rock

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Sturmgeist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Black metal

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Parokya ni Edgar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Music of the Philippines, Comedy rock

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Vib Gyor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Pita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Extreme Computer Music, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Winter Equinox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic dance music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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SETI is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Ambient music

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Meeky Rosie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Indie, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Luftwaffe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Folk music, Post-industrial music, Neofolk

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NSRD is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
New Wave, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Mils is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Surly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental rock, Experimental classical music, Alternative rock

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Subterranean Masquerade is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Progressive metal, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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A-Austr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental classical music

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120 Days is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Rock music, Electro, Experimental classical music

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Air Liquide is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Acid house, Electronic music, Experimental classical music

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Ben Frost is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic dance music, Industrial music, Experimental classical music

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Charming Hostess is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Folk music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Dead man's hill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Post-industrial music, Neofolk, Industrial music

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Henry Cowell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Aleatoric music

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Progressive music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Fear of Pop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Rock music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Alarm Will Sound is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Classical music, Experimental classical music

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Adam Deibert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Indie pop, Ska, Rock music

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Chicks on Speed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Musique concrète, Rock music

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Blood Axis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Spoken word, Folk music, Post-industrial music

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TV on the Radio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Crix Crax Crux is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Indie rock

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Create is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Traditional music, Folk music, No wave

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Lava is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Indie pop, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Hilt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Experimental classical music, Experimental music

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Envy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Horse the Band is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Experimental Classical Music Groups/Artists
Nu metal, Nintendocore, Mathcore