Top Ten Space Rock Bands


The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

I think it is messing stupid of keeping Pink Floyd on second. They started everything when these bands were not even pissing in their diapers. Pink Floyd needs to be on the top

They should be #1, as they helped in creating the genre of space rock itself.
Muse and Radiohead merely used space rock in some of their songs, while every Pink Floyd album has elements of the genre in almost every song. - Doom

They are legit space rock. - Pony

Number 2? really? Astronomy Domine was a masterpiece! it truly is the embodiment of space rock itself. seriously, number 2?

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2 Muse 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 more.

What is wrong with this list? Muse? Radiohead? Great bands but not space rock! - SammySpore

MY favorite band EVER

Muse is a straight up Radiohead wannabe band. - djpenquin999

Their not Space Rock?! Have you even listened to them before lol?!
Their debut album 'Showbiz' and their most recent album 'Drones' don't as much but everything in-between has been covered in space ifluenza..

3 Hawkwind Hawkwind

One of the only bands on this list that are truly space rock. - Brobusky

The best space rock band ever, and still making new music for nearly 50 years.

Ultimate space rockers almost 50 years and still not compromising

Really good band

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4 Eloy
5 Angels and Airwaves

Not even a question! Not only best space rock band, but greatest band this earth has ever seen!

Tom DeLonge is a God

Such a great band

6 Porcupine Tree 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.

Best band ever

7 Radiohead 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).

They are not space rock! Remove them from their list

8 The Flaming Lips 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.
9 Ozric Tentacles

This is true space rock

The best Space Rock band ever. Period.

10 Hum

The Contenders

11 The Mars Volta 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.
12 Gong

One of the band mates recently died. - Pony

One of the few space rock bands in this list (along with Ozric) check out the record "YOU"

13 Amplifier
14 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

Always the best Band

Many Rush songs and albums like 2112, Cygnus X-1 and Hemispheres are about space and sci-fi.
Rush is much more space rock than the bands at the top. - HaViking

15 Failure

FANTASTIC PLANET hands down best space rock album

16 Starset Starset
17 Star One
18 Nektar
19 Spiritualized

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space is my 2nd favorite album ever. - djpenquin999

20 Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin

Warning: you will be pulled into a black hole and ejected as a sentient cloud of free electrons.

These rock!

21 The Spiders from Mars
22 MGMT MGMT MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.
23 Astra
24 Omega

Awesome, I know them since I was a kid in Eastern Europe!

Hungarian space rock they are outta this world

25 Zombi
26 Monster Magnet Monster Magnet Monster Magnet is an American rock band. Hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, the group was founded by Dave Wyndorf, John McBain and Tim Cronin.

What! This list is for people who like the idea of Space Rock, but don't actually know what Space Rock/Stoner Rock is. Seriously? Muse? MUSE? - Xean45

27 Spacehog
28 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
29 Thirty Seconds To Mars Thirty Seconds To Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

One of the few modern space rock bands. They suck now but their first 3 albums were good.

30 The Pineapple Thief The Pineapple Thief
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