Bands/Musicians The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists  

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

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

Artists include everything from Portishead to MGMT. You decide which of these artists are the best ones by casting your votes. What will come out on top in the end? Claudio Sanchez? The Beta Band?

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

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

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

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J. Xaverre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica

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FOUND is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Electronic dance music, Noise music

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Adem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica, Post-rock, Indie folk

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8 2
Tunng is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica

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5 0
Summer Camp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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6 1
Matt Harding is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica

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7 2
Laki Mera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Trip hop, Folktronica, Electronica

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7 2
Sorten Muld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica

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6 2
Jape is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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6 2
William Harper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Classical music, Folktronica

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4 0
The Beta Band is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Rock music

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6 3
Múm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie, Trip hop, Electronic music

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5 2
Dave Tyack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Psychedelic folk, Folk music, Folktronica

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Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

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2 0
Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Classical music, Dream pop

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2 0
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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2 0
Efterklang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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2 0
Emily Wells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folk music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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2 0
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Pop music, Emo, Folktronica

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2 0
Jeremy Walmsley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie, Folktronica, Indie rock

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4 3
Meursault is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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3 2
Kieran Hebden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Folktronica

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1 0
Anomie Belle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Neo soul

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1 0
Heimataerde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Medieval metal, Electro-industrial, Electronic music

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Bongshang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Celtic fusion, Folktronica

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Claudio Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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3 3
Take It Easy Hospital is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music

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3 3
Inch chua is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folk music, Acoustic music, Folktronica

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2 2
Talkdemonic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica, Indie rock

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2 3
Patrick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indietronica, Electronic dance music, Folktronica

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The Books is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Sound collage, Folk music, Electronic music

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Ochre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Folktronica, Intelligent dance music

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1 2
Juana Molina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Folk music, Folktronica

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0 1
Capitol K is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Experimental music, Folktronica

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4 6
The Real Tuesday Weld is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Music hall, Lounge music

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3 5
Ashkan Kooshanejad is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Soundtrack, Indie pop, Electronic music

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3 5
Diana Vickers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie

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2 4
Gold Panda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Minimal techno, Electronic music, Indietronica

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0 2
The Microphones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica, Noise pop, Indie folk

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0 2
Richard Youngs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Experimental music, Folktronica, Progressive rock

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0 2
Clue to Kalo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Folktronica, Ambient music

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Department of Eagles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock, Folk rock

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Jason Torbert is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Folktronica, Skate punk

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It's Jo and Danny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Dream pop, Folktronica

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The High Llamas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Folktronica Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Electronic music, Folktronica