Bands/Musicians The Best Sadcore Bands  

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

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

The list you're viewing contains artists like Cat Power and Slint. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Mike Johnson or American Music Club?

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

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

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

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Low is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie rock, Slowcore

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48 17
Red House Painters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Shoegazing, Rock music, Sadcore

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51 20
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Verúsifero Leprós added Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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30 9
Cat Power is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie pop, Blues-rock, Folk music

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31 10
American Music Club is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Americana, Shoegazing, Lounge music

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24 6
Codeine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Sadcore, Indie rock, Slowcore

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12 1
Elliott Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
papersparrowtx added Indie pop, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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15 3
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie rock, Slowcore

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24 11
Sun Kil Moon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Folk rock, Slowcore

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6 0
Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
papersparrowtx added Indie pop, Folk music, Emo

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16 6
Slowdive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Shoegazing, Space rock, Experimental rock

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21 11
Mark Kozelek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Sadcore, Folk rock, Indie rock

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15 6
Galaxie 500 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Shoegazing, Dream pop, Indie rock

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13 6
Bedhead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Post-rock, Indie rock, Slowcore

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9 3
Early Day Miners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Shoegazing, Sadcore, Alternative rock

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6 4
Hood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Shoegazing, Rock music, Britpop

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5 3
The American Analog Set is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Krautrock, Post-rock, Indie rock

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3 1
Dakota Suite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
robert-dunn added

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2 0
Paper Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
papersparrowtx added

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6 5
Copeland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie pop, Emo, Acoustic music

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5 4
Slumber Party is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Noise rock, Psychedelia, Psychedelia

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4 3
Heligoland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Dream pop, Slowcore

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5 5
Pedro the Lion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Emo, Indie rock, Slowcore

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4 4
The Low Lows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Americana, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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3 3
Rex is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Sadcore, Indie rock, Slowcore

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3 3
Parker and Lily is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie pop, Dream pop, Experimental music

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3 4
The New Year is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie rock, Slowcore

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3 4
Ghost Valley Choir is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
SörenBangert added

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3 4
The Declining Winter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie, Shoegazing, Electronic music

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2 3
Brian McMahan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Post-rock, Math rock, Post-hardcore

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2 3
Tram is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie rock, Slowcore

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2 3
Haley Bonar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Folk music, Alternative country, Indie rock

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2 3
Pacific UV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Shoegazing, Dream pop, Post-rock

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2 3
Barzin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie, Folk music, Slowcore

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2 3
Acetone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Alternative rock, Slowcore

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2 4
Julie Doiron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Folk rock, Indie rock, Slowcore

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2 4
Seekonk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie rock, Slowcore

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2 4
Canyon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie rock, Slowcore

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1 3
Antimatter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Trip hop

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1 3
Sophia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Slowcore

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1 3
Low Skies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Alternative country, Indie rock, Slowcore

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1 3
Kepler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie rock, Slowcore

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1 4
Hugo Largo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Pop music, Dream pop, Art rock

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0 3
Heliopause is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Indie, Shoegazing, Post-rock

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0 3
Eagleowl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands

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0 3
Mimi Secue is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Slowcore

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1 5
Lucero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
jim-spake added Heartland rock, Rock music, Alternative country

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0 4
Steve Adey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Folk music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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0 5
The Lofty Pillars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sadcore Bands
Americana, Folk rock, Indie rock