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List of Art Rock Bands and Artists : Vote for your favorites.

List of Art Rock Bands and Artists   : Vote for your favorites.

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, or which makes use of modernist, experimental, or unconventional elements. Art rock aspires to elevate rock from teen entertainment to an artistic statement, opting for a more experimental and conceptual outlook on music. Influences may be drawn from genres such as experimental rock, avant-garde music, classical music, and jazz.

Its music was created with the intention of listening and contemplation rather than for dancing, and is often distinguished by the use of electronic effects and easy listening textures far removed from the propulsive rhythms of early rock. The term may sometimes be used interchangeably with "progressive rock", though the latter is instead characterized in particular by its employment of classically trained instrumental technique and symphonic textures.

The genre's greatest level of popularity was in the early 1970s through British artists. The music, as well as the theatrical nature of performances associated with the genre, was able to appeal to artistically inclined adolescents and younger adults, especially due to its virtuosity and musical/lyrical complexity. Art rock is most associated with a certain period of rock music, beginning in 1966–67 and ending with the arrival of punk in the mid 1970s. After, the genre would be infused within later popular music genres of the 1970s–90s.

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    Coldplay
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    Genesis
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    Yes
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    Marillion
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    Fugazi
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    Devo
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    Can
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    Television
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    Greg Lake
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    Crass
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    Swans
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    Focus
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    Pere Ubu
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    Tortoise
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    Splean
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    Foals
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    Roy Wood
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    Isis
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    Liars
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    Pesniary
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    Shellac
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    Jónsi
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    Wigwam
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    Puhdys
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    Puhdys
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    The Ex
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    Enon
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    Deerhoof
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    Noisettes
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    No-Man
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