Top Ten Space Rock Bands


The Top Ten

1 Hawkwind 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.

Ultimate space rockers almost 50 years and still not compromising

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

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

Really good band

2 Pink Floyd 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 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

Why wasn't this on here before - mr_crossover27

3 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..

4 Eloy
5 Angels and Airwaves

Tom DeLonge is a God

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

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 Ozric Tentacles

The best space band with out no doubt!

This is true space rock

The best Space Rock band ever. Period.

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 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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Amplifier
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 Starset 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, 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 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). 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

17 Hum
18 Spiritualized

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

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

19 Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin

Best space rock of all listed

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

These rock!

20 Camel Camel
21 The Spiders from Mars
22 Failure

Such an underrated band

FANTASTIC PLANET hands down best space rock album

23 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.
24 Astra
25 Omega

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

Hungarian space rock they are outta this world

26 Zombi
27 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

28 Spacehog
29 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.
30 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.

31 The Pineapple Thief The Pineapple Thief The Pineapple Thief is a British progressive rock band, started by Bruce Soord in 1999 in Somerset, England.
32 Pulsar
33 Air
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