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The Best Garage Punk Bands 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.5k votes 442 voters 31.8k views 134 items

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

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

List features punk garage bands like The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. Upvote your favorite artists because you love them. And they deserve it. And so do you. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Cage the Elephant or No Age?

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

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

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

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The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Stooges is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Hives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Mummies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Oblivians is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Gories is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Dirtbombs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Gun Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Hellacopters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Dead Moon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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New Bomb Turks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Black Lips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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FIDLAR is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Supersuckers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The 5.6.7.8's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Death is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Nomads is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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The Devil Dogs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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King Khan and the Shrine... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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DMZ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Murder City Devils is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Angry Samoans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands