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The Best Mod Bands/Artists 

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Updated July 13, 2020 5.4k votes 1.1k voters 33.1k views 45 items

in the 1950s and 1960s, mod culture dominated most of what was going on in the UK in terms of culture. Mods were hip and cool, and it was reflected in the trend setting fashion and music to come from that time period. Though originally named after those who listened to modern jazz, mod bands took elements of that, R&B and soul to form a subculture of rock music that became wildly popular during their heyday. The best mod bands are some of the most well known rock bands in music history. The movement was such a big deal in London that it spawned the Mod revival, a period where 

So, what are the best mod bands? The Who were one of the bands at the forefront of the mod movement. Their original slogan of maximum R&B and their original logo were hallmarks of the mod culture. Their music fused garage rock, classic R&B and modern rock music of the time and set a template for mod bands in the future. During the mod revival, The Jam, fronted by Paul Weller, became known as one of the best mod bands. Their songs and fashion sense replicated what made the mod movement so popular in England in the first place. Though close to punk rock, The Jam's sound consisted - like early Who - R&B, beat music, psychedelic rock and soul. 

This is the list of the best mod bands. If you think a band or artist should be on here and isn't, feel free to add them this list. This poll answers the questions "who are the best mod bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest mod musician ever?" If you're a fan of mod music, this is your chance to have your voice heard. 

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The Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Jam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Secret Affair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Lambrettas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added
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The Chords is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added
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The Spencer Davis Group ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Creation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Action is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Purple Hearts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added
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The Specials is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Easybeats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Manfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Cachorro Grande is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Birds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Pretty Things is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Georgie Fame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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Squire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Alejandro Tinture Eguren added
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Simon Townshend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
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The Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists