Bands/Musicians The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists  

Reference
257 votes 109 voters 11.6k views 28 items

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

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

Examples of artists on this list include Explosions in the Sky and No Age. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list. The best artists should have the most votes, so vote on things like Crystal Castles and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

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

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

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

See how your friends rank everything by sharing this list on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else you feel comfortable sharing it. (28 items)

1
21 6
Ranker Video
rhailey61590 added Nothing

2
29 13
Blonde Redhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Blonde Redhead Noise rock, Shoegazing, Rock music

3
17 5
My Vitriol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
My Vitriol Shoegazing, Nu gaze, Britpop

4
14 3
M83 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
joey-feniello added M83 Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

5
8 1
Working for a Nuclear Free Cit... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
charlie-makowski added Working for a Nuclear Free City Shoegazing, Nu gaze, Indie rock

6
10 3
SPC ECO is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
SPC ECO Indie, Shoegazing, Rock music

7
7 1
No Joy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
RayFracalossy added No Joy Shoegazing, Alternative rock

8
5 0
Ringo Deathstarr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
RayFracalossy added Ringo Deathstarr

9
6 1
The Big Pink is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
The Big Pink Shoegazing, Electro, Nu gaze

10
11 7
The Pains of Being Pure at Hea... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Indie pop, Shoegazing, Nu gaze

11
5 1
Whirr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
rhailey61590 added Whirr

12
9 6
The Brian Jonestown Massacre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Psychedelic folk, Shoegazing, Rock music

13
3 0
Kindling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
rodhnoe added Kindling Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Shoegaze, Nu gaze

14
3 0
Fleeting Joys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
RayFracalossy added Fleeting Joys

15
4 2
No Age is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
No Age Noise rock, Shoegazing, Garage punk

16
3 1
Glasvegas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Glasvegas Shoegazing, Nu gaze, Alternative rock

17
2 0
Pink Playground is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
rodhnoe added Pink Playground noise pop, Shoegaze, Nu gaze

18
10 9
Explosions in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Explosions in the Sky Shoegazing, Rock music, Instrumental rock

19
2 3
Sad Day for Puppets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Sad Day for Puppets Indie, Nu gaze

20
1 2
Airiel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
caschreier added Airiel Shoegazing, Noise music, Psychedelic rock

21
0 1
Ranker Video
dreampopnugaze added Sounds of Sputnik dream pop, noise pop, indie rock - Stunning mastery of post shoegaze and electronic fusion

22
0 1
Ummagma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
dreampopnugaze added Ummagma Fantastic - my main nugaze discovery of 2014

23
0 1
Tape Deck Mountain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
rodhnoe added Tape Deck Mountain Post Rock,Shoegaze,Nu gaze

24
2 4
Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Dolphin Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu gaze

25
1 3
Van She is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Van She Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing

26
1 3
Timber Timbre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Timber Timbre Folk music, Nu gaze, Blues

27
1 3
Rab Townsend is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Rab Townsend Dark ambient, Synthpop, Electronic dance music

28
0 2
Charlene is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nu Gaze Bands/Artists
Charlene Shoegazing, Nu gaze, Dream pop