Greatest Space Rock Artists of the 21st CenturySpace rock was mainly popular in the late 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside the progressive rock movement of artists like Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and Hawkwind. However, space rock has managed to survive briefly in the 21st century.
This is my opinion on who are the greatest space rock artists of the 21st century:
(Some bands here may have had prominence musically in another decade in the 20th century, but may have also released, in my opinion, significant material that is classifiable as space rock):
The Top Ten
1 Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.
2 The Mars Volta The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band's final lineup consisted of Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Juan Alderete, Marcel Rodríguez-López and Deantoni Parks. The band formed following the break-up of Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala's ...read more.
3 The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s.
4 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
5 Angels and Airwaves
Absolutely amazing! Greatest band on earth! I hope the stay alive forever!
Angels and airwaves is the best space rock bands
6 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
8 Star One
9 Hawkwind Hawkwind are an English rock band and one of the earliest space rock groups. Formed in November 1969, Hawkwind have gone through many incarnations and they have incorporated different styles into their music, including hard rock, progressive rock and psychedelic rock.
10 Ozric Tentacles
11 Starset Starset is an American rock band from Columbus, Ohio, formed by Dustin Bates in 2013. They released their debut album, Transmissions, in 2014 and their second album, Vessels, on January 20, 2017. The band has found success in expanding the ideas of their concept albums through social media and YouTube, ...read more.
12 Yuri Gagarin
14 The Pineapple Thief The Pineapple Thief is a progressive rock band, started by Bruce Soord in 1999 in Somerset, England. The band has released eleven studio albums.
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