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The Best Underground Music Bands/Artists

Updated April 29, 2020 1.6k votes 509 voters 61.9k views28 items

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

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

This list features Sonic Youth, Steve Peregrin Took and more. Vote for your favorite artists to see them rise to the top! Downvote the artists you like the least, like Bill Callahan or Yanka Dyagileva. If you do like them, then vote them up.

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

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

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

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    Umbrtka

    Doom metal, Industrial metal
    Umbrtka is a metal band from Plzeň, Czech Republic. The band describe their music, which incorporates black, doom, industrial metal elements and is influenced by Czech underground, as 'grey' metal....  more
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    Waterproof Blonde

    Rock, Indie rock
    Waterproof Blonde was an underground rock band from Louisville, Kentucky comprised of members Rachel Hagan and Jeffrey Smith....  more
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    Bill Callahan

    Alternative country, Lo-fi music
    Bill Callahan (born June 3, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist who has also recorded and performed under the band name Smog. Callahan began working in the lo-fi genre of underground...  more

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