Top Ten Space Rock Bands

The Top Ten

1 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.

The greatest Space Rock band ever and one of the finest rock bands ever. Space Ritual remains the greatest live album and I play it at least once a month and have done for 46 years. There's The Beatles, Hawkwind, Iron Maiden, Santana and the Mighty Zep, in that order.

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

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

2 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was 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 ...read more.

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.

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

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

Why wasn't this on here before

3 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.

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..

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

Muse is a straight up Radiohead wannabe band.

MY favorite band EVER

4 Eloy

Best Space Rock ever , I can't find any Band like this

5 Angels and Airwaves

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

Such a great band

Tom DeLonge is a God

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.

Best band ever

7 Ozric Tentacles

The best Space Rock band ever. Period.

The best space band with out no doubt!

This is true space rock

8 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 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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Amplifier
12 Gong

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

One of the band mates recently died.

13 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.

Probably nothing beats Starset. Should be #1 of course

14 Nektar

I haven't heard from these guys in a long time I had an album of theirs along time back I think that they were from Germany I thought they were good

15 Star One
16 Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

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.

17 Hum
18 Spiritualized

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

Laser Guided Melodies & Pure Phase are the best in my opinion

19 Yuri Gagarin

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

Best space rock of all listed

20 Camel Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971. Led by founding member Andrew Latimer, they have produced fourteen original studio albums, fourteen singles plus numerous live albums and DVDs. Without achieving mass popularity, the band gained a cult following over the years with albums such ...read more.
21 The Spiders from Mars
22 Failure

Such an underrated band

FANTASTIC PLANET hands down best space rock album

23 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.
24 Astra
25 Omega

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

Hungarian space rock they are outta this world

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