Bands/Musicians The Best Garage Punk Bands  

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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 Stooges is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
slackMFr added Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music
2
131 25
The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues
3
51 24
The Mummies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Punk rock, Indie rock
4
46 23
The Dirtbombs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk
5
64 39
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
6
46 24
The Gories is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Garage punk
7
54 32
Oblivians is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk
8
41 22
Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Horror punk, Punk blues, Psychobilly
9
34 16
Dead Moon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge
10
46 29
The Gun Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Psychobilly, Garage punk
11
51 37
The Hellacopters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
12
37 24
Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Synthpunk, Garage punk, Garage rock
13
24 12
Death is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
14
33 22
Black Lips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk
15
23 14
DMZ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Punk rock
16
27 19
FIDLAR is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
17
27 19
The 5.6.7.8's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Rockabilly, Garage punk
18
30 22
Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk
19
34 27
New Bomb Turks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Alternative rock
20
28 21
King Khan and the Shrines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Psychedelic soul, Garage punk, Garage rock
21
22 15
The Supersuckers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
22
25 19
The Nomads is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Punk rock
23
23 17
The King Khan & BBQ Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Rock and roll
24
25 20
Angry Samoans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk
25
24 19
Murder City Devils is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Horror punk, Rock music, Garage punk