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The Best Mod Revival Bands/Artists

Updated 20 Nov 2018 1.6k votes 407 voters 27.7k views32 items

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. {#nodes}
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