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The Best No Wave Bands/Artists

Updated 14 Jun 2019 754 votes 95 voters 13.9k views41 items

No wave artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good no wave 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 no wave bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. No wave 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 no wave bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest no wave bands of all time, since the most famous no wave artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best no wave music.

You can click on the no wave band names to see more information about that particular notable no wave group. If they're near the top of the best no wave artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top no wave bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the no wave band names themselves.

Sonic Youth and Thurston Moore are only the beginning of the artists on this list. Your opinions matter! Vote on what you think is the best on this list to see those item srise to the top. The list has artists like Peaches and Lydia Lunch so that you have plenty of stuff to vote for.

All important, significant and iconic names in no wave music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new no wave 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 no wave, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into no wave 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 no wave bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent no wave bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best no wave bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest no wave 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 no wave bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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