Rock The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists  

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Not to be confused with mod artists, the mod revival refers to the period in the late 1970s where mod culture reemerged with a vengeance. Though it peaked only for a bit, the best mod revival bands are still around and have managed to influence younger bands. At the time when the mod revival happened, which was generally in the UK, genres like pub rock and punk rock exploded, the mod culture had a place in the sun. Mixing together vintage mod music with the punk and pub rock of that day, the mod revival looked back, which interestingly was the opposite of the original movement.

So, what are the best mod revival bands? For starters, the movement is generally associated with the likes of Paul Weller - who rocks hard -, his band The Jam, The Inmates and Nine Below Zero. These bands were the best mod revival bands, and though they didn't quite match the popularity of early mod bands like The Who and The Kinks, these mod revival bands are looked back fondly and ended up influencing many Britpop and British indie bands.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best mod revival bands. If you're familiar with mod bands and the mod revival, then cast your vote for the bands on this list. If you notice that a band isn't on this list, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best mod revival bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest mod revival 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 mod revival bands that you might've heard of. (29 items)
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180 15
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

2
100 15
The Chords is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Pop music, Power pop, Mod revival

3
110 19
Secret Affair is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Power pop, Mod revival

4
80 12
The Purple Hearts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Mod revival, Punk rock

5
89 19
The Lambrettas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Mod revival

6
82 21
Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

7
46 6
Nine Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues, Pub rock

8
51 9
The Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Britpop

9
32 8
The Moment is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Power pop, Mod revival

10
34 12
Long Tall Shorty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

11
58 32
The Style Council is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Sophisti-pop

12
28 8
The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Ska, Mod revival, Soul music

13
39 17
The Vapors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
New Wave, Power pop, Mod revival

14
37 19
Miles Kane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
JacobGrn added Garage rock, Britpop, Mod revival

15
24 12
The Jetset is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Power pop

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20 9
Steve Cradock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Rock music, Britpop, Mod revival

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9 4
The Inmates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

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13 12
The Fixations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Mod revival

19
16 16
Graduate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
New Wave, Ska, Mod revival

20
1 0
The Odd Mods is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
James Thorpe added Mod Revival, Jazz, R&B

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5 5
The Mods (toronto) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Philip Nicholson added

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12 13
The Carpettes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Power pop, Mod revival, Punk rock

23
6 11
Lutke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Power pop, Britpop, Mod revival

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4 10
The Little Roosters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

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3 10
Chisel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

26
6 15
Big Sound Authority is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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1 7
Red Beans and Rice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

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3 14
The Adored is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Power pop, Mod revival

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2 12
The Fog Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists
Indie, Garage rock, Mod revival