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The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.8k votes 311 voters 31k views 32 items

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

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

Examples of artists on this list include Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground. Upvote your favorites and downvote the ones that don't belong to make this list better. Do Courtney Love or The Mars Volta belong on this list? If so, vote for them.

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

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

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Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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The Velvet Underground ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Melvins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Big Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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My Bloody Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Swans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Lightning Bolt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Fugazi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Dinosaur Jr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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The Jesus and Mary Chain... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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The Jesus Lizard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Helmet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Black Rebel Motorcycle C... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Boris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Death from Above 1979 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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A Place to Bury Stranger... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Blues Explosion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Deerhunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Boredoms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Japandroids is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Deerhoof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Hella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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Black Dice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Noise Rock Bands/Artists
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