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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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F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
GlassMoon added Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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

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

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

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

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372 80
Jung Joon-young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
daydreamingtris added Rock music, Pop rock

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314 74
Drug Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1485141683422 added Rock music, Korean rock

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The Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1523470263330 added K-pop, Pop rock

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192 74
One Ok Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
LorenArmy added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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178 75
Hyukoh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
daydreamingtris added Indie rock

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Nell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Modern rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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Yoon Do Hyun Band is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Duri Mas added

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55 6
N.Flying is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
asalameh added Rock music, K-pop, Rap rock

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103 48
Guckkasten is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
ddyshsh added Rock music - Psychedelic rock

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90 36
Buzz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
SimbaMasiwon added Pop music, Rock music, K-pop

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63 20
Dreamcatcher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1524148705124 added K-pop, Rock, R&B

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120 97
Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Progressive metal, Acoustic music, Korean rock

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53 36
DickPunks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
awesomecroconaw added Rock music

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Seo Tai ji is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Synthpop

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45 28
The Koxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
CessaPoral added

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M&D is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Korean rock

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48 51
JJ Project is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Kittana Vivier added

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30 31
Dear Cloud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
david-vo added Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Grey

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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Kittana Vivier added Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B

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Loveholics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Pop music, Alternative rock, Korean rock

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36 46
Vibe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
jvdvgrunn added Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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37 48
Amor Fati is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
pandakhan56 added

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Seo Moon-tak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
pandakhan56 added

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Shin Jung-hyeon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Korean rock

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44 66
Sanulrim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Korean rock, Psychedelic rock, K-pop

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51 80
Cho Yong-pil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
New Wave, Trot, Korean rock

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44 73
Cherry Filter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Alternative rock, Korean rock

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46 80
EVE is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rock music, Visual kei

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NCT is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Florence Dubé added K-pop, Hip hop, Teen pop

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34 67
Biuret is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

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34 67
Oh! Brothers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Rock and roll, Korean rock

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31 63
Hahn Dae-soo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Folk music, Korean rock, K-pop

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IM is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
1515116827760 added

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NOVADOX is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
RhiannonLambert added

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Onnine Ibalgwan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists
Modern rock, Korean rock