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The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands  

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Neo-progressive rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good neo-progressive 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 neo-progressive rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Neo-progressive 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 neo-progressive rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest neo-progressive rock bands of all time, since the most famous neo-progressive rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best neo-progressive rock music.

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

List features AFI, Marillion and more artists. Downvote the worst ones and upvote the best ones to see only the greatest artists at the top of this list. The most fun part of this is deciding to vote on artists like Thomas DeLonge and David Kennedy.

All important, significant and iconic names in neo-progressive 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 neo-progressive 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 neo-progressive rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into neo-progressive 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 neo-progressive rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent neo-progressive rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best neo-progressive rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest neo-progressive rock musician ever?"

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Marillion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock
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IQ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Neo-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Progressive rock
3
Porcupine Tree is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Progressive metal, Space rock, Britpop
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Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Krautrock, Industrial rock, Electronic music
5
Pendragon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock
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Arena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Neo-progressive rock
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Spock's Beard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Neo-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music
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Dream Theater is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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The Pineapple Thief is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Joshua Kes added New Prog, Alternative rock, Progressive rock
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Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Lauren Veronese added Rock music, Progressive rock

Symphonic Rock 

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Big Big Train is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added New Prog, Progressive rock, Post-rock
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Transatlantic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Progressive metal, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock
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Comedy Of Errors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
René Näpflin added Progressive rock

Neo Prog

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Magic Pie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
René Näpflin added Progressive Rock

Progressive Rock

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Anathema is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Joshua Kes added Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog
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Saga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Rock music
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Starcastle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Progressive rock
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Jadis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Progressive rock
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Unitopia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Joshua Kes added Progressive rock
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The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Progressive rock
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Pallas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock
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Sylvan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Pop rock, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock
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England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added
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The Enid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
passionsears added Rock music, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock
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Twelfth Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-progressive Rock Bands
Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock