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While there are plenty of great Korean rock artists, when it comes down to it some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of Korean rock separate the absolute best Korean bands and artists from all of the rest. From Korean girl groups to Korean metal, K-rock includes a huge array of different styles and sounds. CNBLUE and F.T. Island are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top rock bands from Korea of all time? 

This list of the top Korean rock bands of all time includes all Korean musicians who have released songs or albums. Korean rock groups and artists are shown below. These are truly the greatest Korean rock bands of all time, because the most famous Korean rock artists are listed and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Korean rock music.

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

List features artists like Seo Taiji, Hahn Dae-soo and more! Upvote your favorite artists and downvote the worst to see the best at the top. List includes choices like Cho Yong-pil and Shin Jung-hyeon so that if you care about this subject. Who do you think is the best rock act from Korea?

All important, significant and iconic names in Korean rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure vote for your favorites. 

The list includes all new Korean rock bands, and if there are any girl groups, rock or metal bands 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 K-rock, as well as a good place to start if you wan to get into Korean rock and didn't know where to start. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best Korean rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Korean rock 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 Korean rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. If you love Korean pop music, be sure to vote for the best k-pop bands and musicians as well and see who has the best moves on this list of the best k-pop dancers.


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2,818 164
Royal Pirates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
BlueMoon201 added Royal Pirates Rock music

2
2,761 172
F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
GlassMoon added F.T. Island Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

3
2,983 287
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
ArbJplus added MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

4
709 129
Day6 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
kiki-read added Day6

5
908 198
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
HasnilHafizd added CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

6
328 70
Jung Joon-young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
daydreamingtris added Jung Joon-young Rock music, Pop rock

7
245 62
Drug Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1485141683422 added Drug Restaurant Rock music, Korean rock

8
286 170
Nell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Nell Modern rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

9
156 63
One Ok Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
LorenArmy added One Ok Rock Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

10
95 15
Yoon Do Hyun Band is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Duri Mas added Yoon Do Hyun Band

11
155 67
Hyukoh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
daydreamingtris added Hyukoh Indie rock

12
101 43
Guckkasten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
ddyshsh added Guckkasten Rock music - Psychedelic rock

13
82 29
Buzz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
SimbaMasiwon added Buzz Pop music, Rock music, K-pop

14
60 19
The Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1523470263330 added The Rose K-pop, Pop rock

The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

15
119 93
Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Nemesis Progressive metal, Acoustic music, Korean rock

16
50 31
DickPunks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
awesomecroconaw added DickPunks Rock music

17
45 25
The Koxx is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
CessaPoral added The Koxx

18
121 125
Seo Tai ji is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Seo Tai ji Hip hop music, Nu metal, Synthpop

19
108 109
M&D is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
M&D Korean rock

20
28 28
Dear Cloud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
david-vo added Dear Cloud Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Grey

21
64 83
Loveholics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Loveholics Pop music, Alternative rock, Korean rock

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35 43
Vibe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
jvdvgrunn added Vibe Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

23
34 43
Amor Fati is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
pandakhan56 added Amor Fati

24
32 42
Seo Moon-tak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
pandakhan56 added Seo Moon-tak

25
30 41
JJ Project is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Kittana Vivier added JJ Project

26
44 64
Sanulrim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Sanulrim Korean rock, Psychedelic rock, K-pop

27
39 59
Shin Jung-hyeon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Shin Jung-hyeon Pop music, Rock music, Korean rock

28
49 78
Cho Yong-pil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Cho Yong-pil New Wave, Trot, Korean rock

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29
46 76
EVE is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
EVE Ballad, Rock music, Visual kei

30
9 17
Dreamcatcher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1524148705124 added Dreamcatcher K-pop, Rock, R&B

31
43 72
Cherry Filter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Cherry Filter Rock music, Alternative rock, Korean rock

32
41 69
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Kittana Vivier added Got7 Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B

33
34 65
Biuret is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

34
34 65
Oh! Brothers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Oh! Brothers Rock music, Rock and roll, Korean rock

35
31 62
Hahn Dae-soo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Hahn Dae-soo Folk music, Korean rock, K-pop

36
9 30
NOVADOX is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
RhiannonLambert added NOVADOX

37
10 33
IM is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1515116827760 added IM

38
20 62
Onnine Ibalgwan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Onnine Ibalgwan Modern rock, Korean rock

39
57 137
NCT is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Florence Dubé added NCT K-pop, Hip hop, Teen pop