Top Ten Stoner-rock Bands


The Top Ten

1 Kyuss

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.

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

Kyuss is pure unadulterated stoner rock goodness.

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

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2 Queen of the Stone Age

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...

I don't know personally many stoner rock bands but I would die for qotsa sucha great band. There albu, song for the death is stoner rock but it gets more alternative rock with its latest album covers

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3 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, 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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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

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.

Think Kyuss should be 1 and "The Wizard" should be 2

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5 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.
6 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..

Makes me feel alive and drunk. Music is vibrant, cool and cool.

Sleep is stoner. Stoner is Sleep

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7 Monster Magnet

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

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8 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard 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 Sword

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

10 Melvins Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. 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..

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The Contenders

11 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

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

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.

My favorite band

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13 The Eagles of Death Metal
14 Spiritual Beggars

Stoner Rock If I ever heard it..

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 Wolfmother Wolfmother more. V 1 Comment
17 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.

"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

Why is nirvana so low on this? In my opinion they should be at the top.

Nirvana good bad not stoner rock grunge, if uve never heard of Kyuss you shouldn't be on site for stoner rock, hands down best Electric Wizard right behind

Excuse me but why isn't Nirvana on top of all this?! (In my opinion (which probably many can share)) They're the best Grunge Band of all times! And mainly because of they're awesome Lyrics/Music/meaning behing behind their songs!
I'd so wish for them to still exist :'( I'd totally go to at least on of theire concerts!

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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 The Desert Sessions

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

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20 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 )

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List StatsUpdated 19 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Black Sabbath
2. Queen of the Stone Age
3. Corrosion of Conformity
1. Kyuss
2. Sleep
3. The Sword
1. Kyuss
2. Electric Wizard
3. Clutch

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