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List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik

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List of Reykjavik bands, listed by their level of fame. This Reykjavik musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Reykjavik bands are included, as well as many Reykjavik musicians of underground status. This list of Reykjavik musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Reykjavik bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as ...more
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Sigur Rós is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Minimalist Post Rock
Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, which has been active since 1994. Known for its ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the ...more
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Quarashi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
Quarashi was a rap group from Reykjavík, Iceland. The group consisted of rappers Hössi Ólafsson, Ómar Örn Hauksson, Steinar Orri Fjeldsted, and Sölvi ...more
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Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Ballad, Rock music, Pop rock
Jónsi is a singer and a film score composer.
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Amiina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Indie pop, Folk music, Instrumental rock
amiina is an Icelandic band composed of Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, and Sólrún ...more
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Skúli Sverrisson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Jazz fusion, Jazz
Skúli Sverrisson is an Icelandic composer and bassist residing in New York City. Over the past two decades, bass guitarist-composer Skuli Sverrisson has worked with a veritable who’s who ...more
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Bubbi Morthens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Rock music, Reggae, Blues
Bubbi Morthens, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. His given name is Ásbjörn Kristinsson Morthens, called Bubbi as it is a common affectionate form of Ásbjörn. ...more
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Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Electronic dance music
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir is an Icelandic singer and actress. She was a member of the band Ske, and in 2005 began her solo career. She is best known for her portrayal of the ...more
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GusGus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Electronic music, House music
GusGus is a band from Reykjavík, Iceland. They were founded in 1995. The group's discography consists of nine studio albums and one live record.
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Stafrænn Hákon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Space rock, Electronic dance music, Post-rock
Stafrænn Hákon is the stage name used by Icelandic musician Ólafur Josephsson. Ólafur has been making music at his home studio since 1999. Stafrænn has self ...more
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Selma Björnsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Pop music, Soul music
Selma Björnsdóttir, also known as simply Selma, is an Icelandic singer born on 13 June 1974 in Reykjavík, best known internationally for representing her country in the ...more
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KUKL is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Gothic rock, Anarcho-punk, Industrial music
Kukl was an Icelandic post-punk group in the 1980s, most notable for being one of Björk's first bands.
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Sigurður Bragason is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Classical music
Sigurður Bragason is an Icelandic baritone. He studied in Germany and Italy after graduating from the Conservatory of Music in Reykjavík. He is one of Iceland’s best-known singers and ...more
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Bang Gang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Indie pop, Downtempo, Shoegazing
Bang Gang is a melodic pop band from Iceland founded by songwriter/producer Barði Jóhannsson. The band was formed in 1996, in Barði’s hometown of Reykjavík. Bang Gang were ...more
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Lokbrá is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Rock music, Post-rock, Indie rock
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Sororicide is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Death metal
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Silvía Night is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Silvía Night is a fictional, satirical character on Sjáumst með Silvíu Nótt, an Icelandic comedy show of the television channel Skjár einn. The character ...more
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Þeyr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Þeyr New Wave, Punk rock
Þeyr was a renowned Icelandic new wave band from the early 1980s. Shrouded under a veil of mystery, their three-year existence was characterized by a deep interest in ancient wisdom. ...more
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FM Belfast is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
FM Belfast Synthpop, Pop music, Electro
FM Belfast is an electro-pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland. Its members include Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir, Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson, ...more
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Maus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Maus Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock
Maus is a rock band from Iceland, formed in 1993. The band consists of Birgir Örn Steinarsson on vocals and guitar, Daníel Þorsteinsson on drums, Eggert Gíslason on ...more
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Slowblow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Slowblow Folk music, Electronic music, Lo-fi music
Slowblow is an Icelandic musical duo consisting of Orri Jónsson and Dagur Kári Pétursson, formed in the early 1990s. Their music is an aesthetic of home-made, lo-fi analog ...more
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For a minor reflection is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
For a minor reflection Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock
For a Minor Reflection is a post-rock band from Reykjavík, Iceland. Their self-produced debut album Reistu þig við, sólin er komin á loft... featuring six songs ...more
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Trabant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Pop music, Rock music, Electro
Trabant is an electronic-pop/rock band from Reykjavík, Iceland, known for its raw but powerful music and flamboyant live performances. Trabant's style of music is a blend of electronic ...more
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Tappi Tíkarrass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Tappi Tíkarrass Disco, Pop music, Jazz
Tappi Tíkarrass was an Icelandic punk band which added elements of funk, rock and jazz to their music, marking a difference from other traditional bands at that time. The band is also ...more
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Apparat Organ Quartet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reykjavik
Electronic dance music, Electronica
Hailing from Reykjavík, Iceland and founded in 1999, Apparat Organ Quartet is a band that originally included the musicians Hörður Bragason, Músikvatur, Úlfur ...more