Japanese Music Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List

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List of Japanese avant-garde music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as avant-garde music solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The avant-garde music bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese avant-garde music 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 is made up of bands like Ghost and Yellow Magic Orchestra.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular avant-garde music bands from Japan?" and "Which avant-garde music bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List
Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock

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Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Sugizo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List
Rock music, Electronic dance music, World music

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Rovo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List
Electronic music, Alternative rock, Trance music

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Yamantaka Eye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Happy End is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List
Folk rock, Avant-garde music

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あぶらだこ is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Avant-garde Music Bands List
Noise rock, Rock music, Music of Japan