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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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Chon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Chloe Etchells added Progressive metal, Math rock, Indie rock

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267 96
This Town Needs Guns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Indie, Emo, Progressive rock

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253 90
Toe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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180 59
Tera Melos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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217 79
American Football is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Emo, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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130 36
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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

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168 57
LITE is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Instrumental, Math rock

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157 57
Battles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Dance-punk, New Prog, Experimental rock

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179 70
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

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140 53
Hella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Math rock

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112 38
Three Trapped Tigers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Intelligent dance music, Math rock

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137 62
Slint is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Rock music, Sadcore

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157 76
The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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120 53
The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Mathcore, Rock music

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64 18
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Chloe Etchells added Post Rock, Math Rock

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115 51
Minus the Bear is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock

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77 27
Delta Sleep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Chloe Etchells added Math Rock

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108 47
Adebisi Shank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Garage rock, Experimental rock

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93 38
Faraquet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Post-rock, Math rock

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82 31
Enemies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Sunny E-t added

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69 23
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Chloe Etchells added Math Rock

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86 36
Maps And Atlases is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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165 89
You Slut! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Math rock

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36 7
tricot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
SamuelAssis added

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52 19
Yvette Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Pedro La Leon added

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109 62
65daysofstatic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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61 28
Ghosts and Vodka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Math rock

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72 38
Tubelord is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Jazz-funk, Power pop, Alternative rock

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43 18
Invalids is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Pedro La Leon added

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76 44
Drive Like Jehu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Emo, Alternative rock

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103 66
Foals is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Dance-punk, New Prog, Alternative dance

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61 35
Shellac is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Rock music, Minimalism

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56 32
Meet Me In St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Progressive rock, Indie rock, Math rock

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48 26
Polvo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Indie rock

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76 51
Maybeshewill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Electronic dance music

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42 27
The Redneck Manifesto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Instrumental rock, Math rock

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38 26
Blakfish is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Mathcore, Math rock

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31 21
Vessels is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock

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25 17
Look Mexico is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Emo, Post-rock, Indie rock

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30 22
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pearl-thatsmy-jamson added Experimental, Math Rock, Other -

Tampa-bred instrumental math-prog duo that plays fast and futuristic melodies, with busy drums and sonic loopage scattered throughout their songs. Their sound is taut and nervous, full of abrupt, jagged instrumental twists and turns. Two dudes making music while enjoying the deliciousness of a moment.

For more information and music check out:
 www.facebook.com/JittersMusic
https://jittersmusic.bandcamp.com/

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20 13
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Chloe Etchells added A one-man band created by Jerry Joiner.

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26 19
Dirty Projectors is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
New Prog, Experimental rock, Afrobeat

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29 22
Dance Gavin Dance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Mathcore, New Prog, Experimental rock

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30 23
Fang Island is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Instrumental rock, Progressive rock, Post-rock

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31 24
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Emo, Experimental rock

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34 27
Holy Fuck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

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13 7
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François Galarneau added Math Rock

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25 19
These Arms Are Snakes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Math rock, Post-hardcore

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28 22
The Dismemberment Plan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Indie rock, Math rock

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36 30
Marnie Stern is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Math Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Indie rock, Math rock