music The Best French Rock Bands/Artists  

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

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

This French rock bands list is made up of many different artists, including Phoenix and Alizée. It also includes French rock bands with female singers. Upvote your favorite artists and downvote the worst to see the best at the top. What belongs closer to the top of this list, Serge Gainsbourg or Jacques Dutronc?

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

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

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

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Noir Désir is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Noir Désir Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Serge Gainsbourg Adult contemporary music, Chanson, New Wave

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Phoenix Synthpop, New Wave, French rock

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Jacques Dutronc is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Jacques Dutronc Chanson, French rock, Garage rock

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TRUST is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Neil Ellis added TRUST Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Louise Attaque is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Louise Attaque French rock, Folk rock, Art rock

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Plastic Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Mark Lanzarotta added Plastic Bertrand New Wave, Punk rock

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Nino Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
RogerRamos added Nino Ferrer

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Air is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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Jean-Luc Ponty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Jean-Luc Ponty Crossover jazz, Jazz fusion, Post-bop

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Ange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Ange Pop rock, Progressive rock

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Michel Polnareff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
RogerRamos added Michel Polnareff

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Mickey 3D is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Mickey 3D Chanson, French rock

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Alcest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Alcest Post-metal, Shoegazing, Black metal

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Magma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Magma Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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Zaz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Zaz Chanson, Jazz

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Alain Bashung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Alain Bashung Rock music

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Natural Snow Buildings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
sssvnnn added Natural Snow Buildings Psychedelic folk, Drone music, Experimental music

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Luke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Luke French rock

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Jean-Jacques Goldman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
hypatia-ferbian added Jean-Jacques Goldman New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Michel Pagliaro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Michel Pagliaro Blues-rock, Classic rock, French rock

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Les Sans Culottes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Les Sans Culottes French rock, Rock music

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Lougarou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Lougarou French rock, Traditional music, Rock music

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Morganne Matis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Morganne Matis Pop music, French rock, Rock music

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Michel Lalonde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Michel Lalonde French rock, Traditional music, Folk music

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Alizée is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best French Rock Bands/Artists
Alizée Hip hop music, Chanson, Synthpop