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The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands  

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While many people associate psychedelic music with the 1960s, there have been other bands from outside this era to play this specific brand of music. Neo psychedelia is one of the more popular revival genres of music. Though many of the neo psychedelia bands take elements from their psychedelic forefathers and blend elements of folk rock and acid rock to help bring back what's known as psychedelic music. Neo psychedelia also fuses elements of heavy metal and progressive rock in its sound, which is demonstrated by some of the best neo psychedelic bands. 

So, what are the best neo-psychedelia bands? If the criteria says that these bands need to be part of the latest wave of psychedelic music, it has to include bands like the Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, the Black Angels and Brian Jonestown Massacre. These bands are closely associated with neo psychedelia and are also known as some of the best psychedelic rock bands. Neo psychedelic bands incorporate heavy, spacey guitars that are as trippy as the sound would suggest. These bands remain popular as alternative rock bands, prog rock bands and of course, psychedelic rock bands.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best neo-psychedelia bands. If you notice that your favorite neo psychedelia band isn't on this list, feel free too add them. Remember, you're voting for the best neo-psychedelia band, not the most popular neo-psychedelic band. This list answers the questions "who are the best neo-psychedelia bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest neo-psychedelia 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 neo-psychedelia bands that you might've heard of. (164 items)
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Ween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Psychedelic folk, Shoegazing, Rock music
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Phish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion
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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wiza... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
John Royle added Psychedelic rock, garage rock, acid rock
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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
ChristianKitooto added Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop
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The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop
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Mickey Melchiondo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia
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Spacemen 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Space rock, Drone music
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The Black Angels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Americana, Noise rock, Rock music
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MGMT is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk
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Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock
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Animal Collective is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music
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Dead Meadow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia
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Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
New Wave, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
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The Dandy Warhols is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia
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Camper Van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
peaceandclaire added Pop music, Ska, World music
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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock
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Wooden Shjips is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
prabhakar-rallabhandi added Space rock, Psychedelic rock
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The Warlocks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock
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The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass, Jam band
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Pavement is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Barry Roark added Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock
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XTC is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Indie pop, New Wave, Psychedelic pop
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Temples is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
John Royle added