Best Post Rock Bands

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1Godspeed You! Black EmperorGodspeed You! Black Emperor is a Montreal-based post-rock collective formed in 1994, currently consisting on David Bryant, Efrim Menuck, Mike Moya, Sophie Trudeau, Thierry Amar, Mauro Pezzente, Aidan Girt and Tim Herzog. They're most known for being one of the most popular post-rock groups currently, ...read more.

No one can create an epic as perfect as Godspeed can even once. And Godspeed has created countless songs that fully embody the word "epic"

The ultimate post-rock pioneers.

Although explosions are insanely good, Lift Yr Skinny fists like antennas to heaven is the greatest album of all time.

This Genre is so good its impossible to have a top ten of it, amazing music that will make you think!

The greatest post-rock ever!

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2Explosions in the Sky

This is the band that made me fall in love with post rock. Their songs your hand in mine, the only moment we were alone, six days at the bottom of the ocean and so many more just take you away from this planet!

They are pretty bland and dull except The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place and Those Who Tell the Truth

Your Hand in Mine is my favorite track so naturally they are my favourite band.

To dream, think and enjoy

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3Sigur RosSigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. ...read more.

Very atmospheric band with vocalist who has voice of angel.

They have written some brilliant compositions like Olsen Olsen, Untitled 3. There best album is (). In my point of view, Sigur Ros deserve 2nd place. On the first place I will vote for God is an astronaut!

I liked that video with the two boys kissing laugh out loud - fanyfany

This band is even better than Godspeed You! Black Emperor. And that's saying something.

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4Mogwai

Glasgow Mega-Snake. An astounding post-rock piece. Give Mr. Beast a listen, you won't regret it.

Amazing post-rock listen to Scotlands Shame it is brilliant, I listen to it every night before I fall asleep. - dragon13304

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5God Is An Astronaut

'All is violent, All is Bright' is probably the best all-pervasive soul-stirring piece of music you will ever get, those entire set of 52:09 timespace of serenity.

GIAA has been with me through a lot. If you haven't listened to them yet, look up these songs and I hope they will convert you:
-First Day of Sun
-Sunrise in Aries
-Forever Lost (Reprise)
-Suicide By Star

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6Slint

Note: Without Slint, none of these other bands on this list would exist. I would definitely go as far as calling them the Beatles of Post Rock. - InsertNameHere

Spiderland is one of the greatest albums of all time, and the most important of all post rock albums. Sigur Rós is one of my favorite bands, but they aren't Post-Rock in my opinion, so I vote for Slint. - mattlol

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9Mono

The best band ever they really know how to play their emotions

Do you guys really think Mono is only just the ninth best post-rock band?
Mono are amazing, they are above every imaginable top.

The "Hymn" album (i don't remember the complete name :c ) was such an amazing masterpiece

One brilliant band.

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10This Will Destroy You

This band is incredible. Honestly if you haven't listened to Young Mountain or their self-titled album, you're missing out. This deserves to be up in the top three on the list.

A Three-Legged Workhorse and The Mighty Rio Grande were the first songs I heard from this group. Still my two favorites. Excellent band.

My first Post-Rock band... I fell in love from the first second...

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11Russian CirclesRussian Circles is an American three piece instrumental rock/metal band from Chicago. Mostly headlining now, in their earlier days they toured with Boris, Isis, Red Sparowes, Minus the Bear, Daughters, Coheed & Cambria, Mono, and Pelican as well as appearances at the 2006 SXSW, and 2009's Bonnaroo.
12Do Make Say Think

Do not think just listen up!

13Caspian

When you hear You Are The Conductor, Tertia, The Four Trees, you just get the feels of the band. My favorite one is "Loft" goes strong at the beginning the gets little quiet with a few guitar notes and then the EXPLOSION man, damn. Such a Great Band.

With their latest release, Caspian for me have captured something truly special. Post-rock is about the evolution of rock into ever-interesting forms, and while better known bands exist in their admittedly vast bubbles, Caspian exist in several, turning country, electonic and progressive elements into a stirring concoction of post-rock excellence!

I could listen to Sycamore all day, and it would still give me goosebumps. Phenomenal band.

My favourite post-rock band! From whispers to all-out wall of noise, their music will never fail to make you feel as if you were on a rollercoaster of emotion.

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14If These Trees Could Talk

I love the mix in metalic sounds and melody, the crecendos, the armony in all that chaos

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1565daysofstatic

Wild Light is a masterpiece.

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16Swans

Swans isn't really post rock except for their 2 latest albums, The Seer and To Be Kind. - SammySpore

17Talk Talk

They created the genre along with Slint, of course they should be in the top ten!

Only 15 guys? Really? Laughing Stock is one of the greatest releases of all time.

Post-rock wouldn't be a thing without these guys.

18Maybeshewill

Maybeshewill - To The Skies From A Hillside and Maybeshewill - Farewell Sarajevo. Listen to these two and you will vote for it until you make it number 1 in this list. No clue how is this band this much down on the list.

Greatly underrated but you won't regret it! "He films the Clouds Part 2" is simply amazing!

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19Sleep Dealer

Sleep dealer is not very famous artist. one man band Sleep dealer has many great compositions. My favorite album is Imminence.

20Hammock

If they played this music at your funeral there wouldn't be a dry eye in the church

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