Bands/Musicians The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists  

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

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

List is made up of a variety of artists, including The Flaming Lips and Pixies. Help our your favorites by giving them a thumbs up. The best artists on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show things like Modest Mouse and Pavement some love.

All important, significant and iconic names in noise pop music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

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

This list answers the questions "who are the best noise pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest noise pop 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 noise pop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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45 14
My Bloody Valentine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Noise rock, Shoegazing

2
33 8
The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock

3
34 12
Pixies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Experimental rock, Grunge, Noise

4
16 7
Yo La Tengo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Experimental rock

5
14 6
Wavves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Noise rock, Garage rock

6
17 9
Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Garage rock, Space rock

7
18 10
Pavement is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock

8
20 13
Sleigh Bells is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Synthpunk, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

9
10 5
Japandroids is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Garage rock, Grunge

10
11 6
Mercury Rev is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Space rock, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

11
14 9
Deerhunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

12
8 4
A Place to Bury Strangers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, New Wave, Space rock

13
8 4
Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise

14
8 4
No Age is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Garage punk

15
7 3
Autolux is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Electronic music

16
6 2
Photon Band is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Psychedelia, Noise pop, Indie rock

17
5 1
Velocity Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
muzziac added Indie pop, Shoegazing, Indie rock

18
8 5
Ariel Pink is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Psychedelic folk, Outsider music, Psychedelic pop

19
7 4
The Raveonettes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

20
7 4
The Pains of Being Pure at Hea... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Nu gaze

21
6 3
Eric's Trip is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

22
5 2
Medicine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
muzziac added Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock

23
4 1
The Magnetic Fields is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

24
3 0
Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
dan808 added Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

25
5 3
The Microphones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Folktronica, Noise pop, Indie folk

26
5 3
Black Tambourine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Twee pop

27
4 2
Ride is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
TommyLondo29 added Shoegazing, Space rock, Alternative rock

28
4 2
Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock

29
4 2
Quickspace is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Space rock, Experimental rock

30
4 2
Astrobrite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Shoegazing, Rock music, Noise pop

31
4 2
The Horrors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk

32
3 1
Sugar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
muzziac added Power pop, Alternative rock, Post-punk

33
3 1
Joanna Gruesome is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
muzziac added

34
3 1
Wounded Knees is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Alternative rock, Noise pop, Post-punk

35
3 1
Fergus & Geronimo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Northern soul, Noise pop, Indie rock

36
8 7
Neon Indian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie

37
6 5
The Big Pink is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Shoegazing, Electro, Nu gaze

38
6 5
Caribou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Shoegazing, Deep house, Psychedelic pop

39
5 4
Deerhoof is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage rock

40
4 3
Hot Cha Cha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists

41
4 3
Screaming Tea Party is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise pop, Psychedelic rock, Post-punk

42
3 2
Scarling. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Gothic rock

43
3 2
Blood Red Shoes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Garage rock, Grunge, Stoner rock

44
3 2
Rollerskate Skinny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Shoegazing, Dream pop, Noise pop

45
2 1
Marnie Stern is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
muzziac added Noise rock, Indie rock, Math rock

46
2 1
The Black Hollies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Garage rock, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia

47
7 7
Cults is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Indie, Noise pop

48
5 5
Dum Dum Girls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Indie, Dream pop

49
3 3
Crystal Stilts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Garage rock

50
3 3
Grasshopper Mackowiak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Noise Pop Bands/Artists
Space rock, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia