Bands/Musicians German Avant-garde Bands List

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List of German avant-garde bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as avant-garde solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The avant-garde bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German avant-garde band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List features Nico, Einstürzende Neubauten and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular avant-garde bands from Germany?" and "Which avant-garde bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Nico is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German Avant-garde Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock

2
Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Avant-garde Bands List
Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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Hans-Joachim Roedelius is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Avant-garde Bands List
Krautrock, Synthpop, German rock

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Volker Bertelmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Avant-garde Bands List
Volker Bertelmann Electronic music, Avant-garde

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Die Goldenen Zitronen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Avant-garde Bands List
Hip hop music, New Wave, Electro

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Stillste Stund is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Avant-garde Bands List
Electronic music, Avant-garde, Dark wave

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KiEw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Avant-garde Bands List
Electro-industrial, Industrial music, Avant-garde