Bands/Musicians The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists  

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Math rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good math rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top math rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Math rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all math rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest math rock bands of all time, since the most famous math rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best math rock music.

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

The Mars Volta and Umphrey’s McGee are only the beginning of the artists on this list. Make sure to upvote the best teams/people, because they deserve it. Downvote the artists you hate (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Mogwai, etc.) or show them some love by voting them up if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in math rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new math rock bands, and if there are any 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 math rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into math rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good math rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent math rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best math rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest math 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 math rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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212 65
Chon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Chloe Etchells added Progressive metal, Math rock, Indie rock
2
295 105
This Town Needs Guns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Indie, Emo, Progressive rock
3
271 95
Toe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock
4
243 83
American Football is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Emo, Alternative rock, Indie rock
5
190 63
Tera Melos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
6
140 40
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Chloe Etchells added Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Post-rock
Giraffes? Giraffes! are an instrumental math rock band formed in 2001 in Massachusetts by guitarist/drummer Kenneth Topham and guitarist Joseph Andreoli
7
174 61
LITE is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Instrumental, Math rock
8
165 60
Battles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Dance-punk, New Prog, Experimental rock
9
185 72
And So I Watch You From Afar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Punk rock
10
151 57
Hella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Math rock
11
114 41
Three Trapped Tigers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Intelligent dance music, Math rock
12
146 65
Slint is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Rock music, Sadcore
13
123 52
Minus the Bear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock
14
167 79
The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock
15
83 29
Delta Sleep is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Chloe Etchells added Math Rock
16
130 59
The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Mathcore, Rock music
17
113 49
Adebisi Shank is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Garage rock, Experimental rock
18
68 21
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Chloe Etchells added Post Rock, Math Rock
19
97 40
Faraquet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Post-rock, Math rock
20
49 10
tricot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
SamuelAssis added
21
72 25
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Chloe Etchells added Math Rock
22
170 90
You Slut! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Math rock
23
83 33
Enemies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Sunny E-t added
24
88 38
Maps And Atlases is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie folk
25
60 21
Yvette Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Pedro La Leon added