Top Ten Best French Rock Bands

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The Top Ten

1 Noir Désir

The only one I know. it sounds strange, but it's very good. I recommend it.


The best french rock band. Just sad that the singer and leader gone wrong :(

2 Téléphone

This band is obviously the best french rock band ever. They have pretty good riffs, good compositions, very rythmic songs. And I think they are the most famous french rock band in others countries.

3 Gojira Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.

There's so much substance in all of their songs, they have personality and come alive living within the listener - gravy

4 Magma Magma is a French progressive rock band founded in Paris in 1969 by classically trained drummer Christian Vander, who claimed as his inspiration a "vision of humanity's spiritual and ecological future" that profoundly disturbed him.

Better than any progressive rock band from the entire world.

5 Trust

Their music is so violent, so protest! I love them. Their song "Antisocial" has been also sang by Anthrax, Children Of bodom and tagada jones!

6 Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
7 Bérurier Noir
8 Indochine

To be honest this is the only french band I know. I know a respectful number of French singers though and I like their work. Thanks for making this list. I'm going to explore your recommendations now!

The best french band with Telephone.

9 The Dogs
10 Bb Brunes

The Contenders

11 Shaka Ponk

So good!

12 Skip The Use
13 Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
14 Les Variations
15 Bijou
16 Phoenix
17 Eths

They have a unique sound that adds a disturbing element on certain tracks. I've heard almost every song from their early days as Melting Point to their newest album Ankaa. Their first three albums are golden, in my eyes. The riffs on the album Soma are excellent and have a nice groove. Their second album, Teratologie, is my second favorite album of all time and has an amazing tracklist of disturbing, and well crafted songs. Teratologie has contains my favorite song of all time, Anima Exhalare, which is a dark, atmospheric, and progressive beauty that is enjoyable on every listen. Their third album, III, is an amazing modern Metalcore album that can stand the test of time (along with their other albums). Their fourth album, Ankaa, is more experimental and a pretty big departure from their usual material, but still manages to have some great tracks. This band is honestly my favorite for a good reason, mainly because their addicting, have great live performances, great music, and an ...more

Brilliant technical metal that keeps getting better with each album - gravy

18 Saez
19 Les Chaussettes Noires
20 Kaïn

One of the only francophone bands that is mostly upbeat. Sounds very much like the American music I listen to.

21 Fairyland Fairyland is a symphonic power metal band from France created in 1998 by songwriters Philippe Giordana and Willdric Lievin in 1998.
22 Mano Negra
23 Les Rita Mitsouko
24 Les Wampas
25 Les Fatals Picards
26 Têtes Raides
27 HushPuppies

They are juste the French Arctic Monkeys! These guys are awesome!

28 Pleymo

Great French band. Try to find their album "Doctor Tank's Medicine Cake", it's awesome! - UltimateHybridX

29 Ange

There are the kings of the French progressive rock. - floflo79

30 Rinôçerôse

This duo has rocked since the 90s. No list is complete with out them.

31 Empyr
32 The Inspector Cluzo
33 Superbus
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