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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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Mickey Melchiondo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop
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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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Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosm... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
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Sleep is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Americana, Noise rock, Rock music
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The Black Angels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
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MGMT is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk
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Pavement is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Barry Roark added Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock
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Animal Collective is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music
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Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock
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Primal Scream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Electronic music, House music
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Kyuss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal
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Monster Magnet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Rock music, Space rock, Grunge
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Dead Meadow is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
New Wave, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
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Black Mountain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
gretana1992 added Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Heavy metal
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The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
*DSO* added

Albums: Lemon Freddy Phantom of the Sky (2017)

Tomorrow is Yesterday (2016)

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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock