Japanese Music Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List

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List of Japanese experimental rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as experimental rock 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 experimental rock 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 experimental rock 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 ranges from Boredoms to Ghost, plus much more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular experimental rock bands from Japan?" and "Which experimental rock bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Boredoms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock

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Acid Mothers Gong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Musical improvisation, Space rock

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Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Envy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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Inoue Kiyonobu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Shoegazing, Pop music, Trip hop

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Midori is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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cali≠gari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Devil Kitty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Visual kei

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Mucc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Dance-rock, Experimental rock

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Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise

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Guniw Tools is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

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OOIOO is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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Boris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Doom metal, Noise rock, Rock music

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Susumu Hirasawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Ringo Sheena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Rock music, Kayōkyoku

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S.O.B. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Crossover thrash, Deathcore, Experimental rock

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Dragon Ash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Experimental rock, Rap rock

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Kannivalism is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Experimental rock, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Acid Black Cherry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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Oblivion Dust is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Experimental rock, Post-grunge

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Fishmans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Dub

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Boom Boom Satellites is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Electronic music, Experimental rock

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Ichirou Agata is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Experimental rock

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FAKE? is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpunk, Electronic music

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Fushitsusha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Space rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise

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Xinlisupreme is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Electronic music, Experimental rock

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Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kis... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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Salyu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Japanese Experimental Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk music, Experimental rock