Top Ten Stoner-rock Bands


The Top Ten

1 Kyuss Kyuss Kyuss was an American rock band, formed in Palm Desert, California, in 1987 by Josh Homme, John Garcia, Brant Bjork and Chris Cockrell.

kyuss... the best...
and about black sabbath, they are gods but they are not a stoner rock band... - Mpafoklaniaris

You have no idea what your talking about. Queens Of The Stone Age is not a Stoner rock band. Kyuss most certainly is. Do the research.

First by a long way in this category, the masters of stoner rock! Followed by sleep..

This is easy. When you say stoner rock, you say Kyuss. This band should be first in every stoner rock list..

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2 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

Sabbath is the best at everything they attempt

All of these bands wouldn't be on here if it wasn't for Sabbath!

The name 'Kyuss' wouldn't even be said without Black Sabbath!

They created stoner metal, how are they not number 1

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3 Queen of the Stone Age

The best Stoner Rock band along with Kyuss and Sleep.My favorite Queens albums are Debut and Rated R.Josh Homme is a true guitar hero.

queens of the stone age are the best... why are they the best? "noone knows"

Burn the witches who voted for kyuss! They're just not willing to go with the flow. The sky is falling if qotsa isn't #1. Everybody knows you're insane if you don't love this band. They're like medication to me. No one knows just how amazing this band is. I'm sure if they could these guys would do it again.

Every Queens Of The Stone Age song is good. Whether they grow on you or not, Queens of The Stone Age will always be the best! Kyuss, a bit too heavy in sound, Number Two they should be...

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4 Electric Wizard Electric Wizard Electric Wizard are an English doom metal band from Dorset, England. The band formed in 1993 and have recorded eight full length albums, two of which are now considered to be genre landmarks.

How come no one mentioned Electric Wizard? Soundgarden shouldn't even be up there. Soundgarden is grunge/alternative rock, not stoner metal. Neither should blues and Southern rock legends ZZ Top. Stoner metal is about the music, not about the fact that the members use drugs. Electric Wizard, the heaviest band of all time, should at least be mentioned. - mcg182

Of course, this is a trip

How come no one mentioned Electric Wizard? Soundgarden shouldn't be there. Soundgarden isn't even stoner metal, it's alternative/grunge. Oh, and ZZ Top. Yeah, blues and Southern rock legends ZZ Top are stoner metal. Right. *sarcasm - mcg182

Listen to "Stone Magnet" on their self-titled album. If you don't think they deserve to be top 3 after that then you're not looking for stoner rock.

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5 Sleep

Awesome stoner rock band

Where the hell is Sleep?!

So many people putting grunge bands up high in this list... what is the matter with you people? Thank god Kyuss are at the top but Sleep should be 2nd

Should definitely be second on this list.. Kyuss first (of course) sleep second..

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6 Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina formed in 1982. For almost the majority of its existence, the band has consisted of guitarist Woody Weatherman, bassist Mike Dean, drummer Reed Mullin and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Pepper Keenan.
7 Clutch Clutch Clutch is an American rock band from Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland. Its four members met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Frederick-based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour.

It surprises me that most of the bands mentioned here are not stoner, they belong in other genres. This is about bands that have the stoner rock sound, not bands to take drugs to. Clutch over here, is one of the best examples of the sound.

If I have to explain, your already lost

8 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've known them since I was little. I just love them so much

Listening to dark side of the moon start to finish stoned is sensational

Pink Floyd is the best. That's all there is to it.

There Pink Floyd need I say more

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9 The Eagles of Death Metal
10 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.

Like the person above said Monster Magnet originated the movement in 1991, with the release of Spine Of God. Surprised Hendrix is not mentioned.

If you lived in the west you would say kyuss. If you lived in the northeast in 1989- early 90s you would say monster magnet

Mm circa 1989 #6? Really? I have nothing

They originated the movement... and they�'re pretty cool.

The Contenders

11 The Sword

These guys are incredible! If you don't listen to them, you are missing out! - ryanrimmel

12 Melvins Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.

Should be third on this list, not really stoner rock would say they are the masters of doom..

One of the best grunge bands

Love them!

13 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

Tool is stoner rock? Wha?

Tool's music gets you high if you listen to it under the right light.

I love tool. Their music will blow your mind. They have so much meaning in every song. Great band to trip to has well

Tool should be higher on the list. They are epic live.

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14 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

The put so musch soul in their songs that it seems like it possesses us in a good day... It's magical

15 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
16 Spiritual Beggars

Stoner Rock If I ever heard it..

17 Wolfmother Wolfmother Wolfmother are an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross, and drummer Myles Heskett, the group currently includes Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, and touring drummer Alex Carapetis. more.

So Sick

18 Down Down Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby Landgraf, bassist Pat Bruders, and drummer Jimmy Bower.
19 Graveyard Graveyard
20 Nightstalker

An amazing band

Nightstalker, best stoner in Europe

21 Acid King Acid King Acid King is a stoner metal band from San Francisco, California. It was formed in 1993 by frontwoman Lori S., drummer Joey Osbourne and bassist Peter Lucas.
22 Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
23 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

Nirvana is not stoner-rock..

"I've never heard of Kyuss", then listen to them! You will realize what stoner rock really is, and then you'll realize that Nirvana isn't stoner rock! - ryanrimmel

Nirvana is not stoner-rock...

They slowly and heavy

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24 ZZ Top ZZ Top ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.

Especially Rhythmeen. ( to a little less degree: X, Mescalero and Antenna )

25 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band popular during the 1970s, when they toured extensively and played to packed arenas worldwide.
26 Grand Magus
27 The Desert Sessions

Where is Them Crooked Vultures? - ugandanknuckles

Josh homme jamming with few pals in the middle of the desert? Yes please, definitely stoner rock theyve had some great records..

So, judging by the list I'm guessing people on here think it's Stoner Rock-Bands, not Stoner-Rock Bands. STONER ROCK is a GENRE. You can't just state bands because it sounds like they are stoned as f*ck.
Stoner-Rock is: Kyuss, QotSA, Monster Magnet, Ghost Inc., Goatsnake, Electric Wizard, Acid King, Unida, Nebula, Fu Manchu and the Desert Sessions.
NOT Green Day or Tenacoius D, I'm afraid.

28 Fu Manchu

Stoner/Desert Rock, whatever you wanna call it these guys are IT!

Stoner Rock definition!

29 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

Should be number 1. - JCHOW

If sublime is not on the top of any list with "stoner" in the title then something is wrong

Smoke two joints, ska is their main genre. And all in all they're a really good band to toke to

30 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

They literally named their band after their fascination for marijuana.

Try listening to their song "Longview", you'll find yourself relating to it

Why do you think their name is "Green" Day

The name Green Day says everything, but technicaly their not the most stoner of all, Pink Floyd, led zeppelin and clutch are better in my oppinion

31 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.
32 Red Fang Red Fang Red Fang is an American heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2005. It is composed of guitarist and vocalist Bryan Giles, bassist and vocalist Aaron Beam, guitarist David Sullivan and drummer John Sherman.

Red Fang's this low? Maybe my definition of stoner rock is off.

33 Los Natas

Severely underrated. Fantastic stoner band from Argentina! Should be in the top 3.

34 The Obsessed
35 Stoned Jesus

muy buenos

36 The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances more.

These guys define stoner music

Can you pass the acid test? Leave no left turn unstoned!

37 Truckfighters

Fantastica banda

38 Weedeater Weedeater Weedeater are a stoner metal band formed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1998. The group's most recent album, Goliathan, was released on May 19th, 2015.
39 Boris Boris
40 Tenacious D Tenacious D Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass, the band has released three albums – Tenacious D, The Pick of Destiny and Rize of the Fenix.

The Bong of Destiny - AdamDestructorJr.

Come on this is a great band for stoners laugh out loud

Let the D rize to the top!

41 Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
42 Estoner
43 Torche
44 Planet of Zeus
45 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.

Stoner rock is music to get stoned to, there is no band on earth can match the Hawks in this, Roll yourself a doofer and settle back in a darkened room with Space Ritual on full volume through a good set of cans. Then you'll know what real stoner music is. Queens of the Stone Age? Sound Garden? PLEASE! Smoking to those is like a ver bad acid trip

Listen to Space Ritual Live to hear the roots of stoner rock. The song Space is Deep is a classic.

46 Zager and Evans
47 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.
48 Nevesis

Very harsh vocals, amazing music!

The best male voice ever

49 Jack Daniels Overdrive
50 Priestess
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