bands/musicians The Best Stoner Rock Bands  

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Stoner rock, which combines elements of heavy metal, psychedelic rock, blues rock and doom metal, is one of the more deliberate genres of rock. With it's brooding, slow-to-middling tempos, stoner rock bands emerged in the 1990s, and can often times be confused with desert rock. However, the best stoner rock bands have a trippier groove in their sound, which is what separates stoner rock bands from other genres.

So, who are considered the best stoner rock bands? Any list has to begin with Kyuss. The Palm Desert-based rockers were one of the pioneers of the genre. Even though they were influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and MC5. But what makes Kyuss one of the most important stoner rock bands is what they spawned. Though Monster Magnet are just as important in terms of influencing stoner rock, when Kyuss broke up, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu and Celestial Season were formed. Thus, if not for Kyuss, there would be no stoner rock, at least how we know it.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best stoner rock bands. If you notice that a stoner rock band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best stoner rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest stoner 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 stoner rock bands that you might've heard of. (160 items)
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Kyuss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Kyuss Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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559 111
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
PhilipB.Plowe added Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

3
316 95
Fu Manchu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Fu Manchu Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Alternative rock

4
369 120
Clutch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Clutch Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

5
214 55
Sleep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
TrevorKuszmaul added Sleep Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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28 1
1000mods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Omar Shouekh added 1000mods stoner rock

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458 168
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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256 78
Monster Magnet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Monster Magnet Rock music, Space rock, Grunge

9
244 73
Electric Wizard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Electric Wizard Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

10
223 66
Orange Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Orange Goblin Doom metal, Rock music, Space rock

11
162 40
Colour Haze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Colour Haze Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock

12
232 73
The Sword is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
The Sword Doom metal, Rock music, Viking metal

13
243 81
Truckfighters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Truckfighters Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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154 41
Slo Burn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Slo Burn Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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136 33
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Nebula Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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152 41
Red Fang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Jean-marieGerard added Red Fang Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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155 46
Unida is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Unida Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Hard rock

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85 14
Stoned Jesus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
PhilipB.Plowe added Stoned Jesus

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97 19
Uncle Acid and the Dead Beats is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
TrevorKuszmaul added Uncle Acid and the Dead Beats

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163 55
Melvins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Melvins Doom metal, Noise rock, Rock music

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13 0
Elder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
FrankJohnston- added Elder

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108 29
Brant Bjork is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
JoaquimAmorimDoLago added Brant Bjork Desert rock, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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130 44
Dozer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Dozer Stoner rock, Hard rock

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107 33
The Desert Sessions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
The Desert Sessions Stoner rock, Hard rock

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114 39
Witchcraft is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Witchcraft Doom metal, Neo-psychedelia, Heavy metal

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124 45
Karma to Burn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Karma to Burn Desert rock, Instrumental rock, Stoner rock

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130 50
Corrosion of Conformity is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Corrosion of Conformity Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Rock music

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109 40
High On Fire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
High On Fire Doom metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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52 8
Samsara Blues Experiment is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
EmilianoMettini added Samsara Blues Experiment

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108 41
The Atomic Bitchwax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
The Atomic Bitchwax Doom metal, Pop music, Rock music

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47 7
Nightstalker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Μπάμπης Λέγκος added Nightstalker Stoner rock

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53 9
Kadavar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Alan Morrell added Kadavar

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118 50
Down is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Down Doom metal, Groove metal, Grunge

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88 31
Mastodon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Iraklisherplak added Mastodon Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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177 91
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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131 63
Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Wolfmother Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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59 16
Earthless is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
TrevorKuszmaul added Earthless Rock music, Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock

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70 27
Dead Meadow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Dead Meadow Rock music, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia

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66 26
Masters of Reality is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Masters of Reality Blues-rock, Rock music, Desert rock

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45 11
Baroness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Jason Russell added Baroness Progressive metal, Indie, Heavy metal

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40 9
Graveyard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
TonyCascarino added Graveyard Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock

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71 32
Los Natas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Los Natas Stoner rock, Experimental music

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63 27
Spiritual Beggars is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Spiritual Beggars Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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63 29
Saint Vitus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Saint Vitus Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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61 28
Acid King is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Acid King Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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37 10
My Sleeping Karma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
EmilianoMettini added My Sleeping Karma

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57 26
Spirit Caravan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Spirit Caravan Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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58 27
Witch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Witch Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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64 33
Bongzilla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
Bongzilla Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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41 15
Radio Moscow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Stoner Rock Bands
TrevorKuszmaul added Radio Moscow Blues-rock, Garage rock, Psychedelic rock