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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture    Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1960s, with influences from art (avant-garde and classical) music.

   Art rock, due to its classical influences and experimental nature, has often been used synonymously with progressive rock; nevertheless, there are differences between the genres, with progressive putting a greater emphasis on symphony and melody, whilst the former tends to focus on avant-garde and "novel sonic structure"

   Art rock music was traditionally used within the context of concept records,  and its lyrical themes tended to be "imaginative",  philosophical,and politically oriented. 

     Whilst art rock developed towards the end of the 1960s, it enjoyed its greatest level of popularity in the early 1970s through groups such as Jethro Tull, Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Procol Harum. Several other more experimental-based rock singers and bands of the time were also regarded as art rock artists. Art rock's success also continued throughout the 1970s into the 1980s and 90s, and several pop and rock artists and bands of the period, including Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, incorporated elements of art rock within their work.


Art Rock bands: 73 bands in database

10CC (United Kingdom)801 (United Kingdom)
Ache (Denmark)Alice Cooper (United States)
Aphrodite's Child (Greece)Apryl Fool (Japan)
Argent (United Kingdom)Ariel (Australia)
Audience (United Kingdom)Aviary (United States)
Badger (United Kingdom)Beckett (United Kingdom)
Big in Japan (United Kingdom)Camel (United Kingdom)
Cos (Belgium)David Byron (United Kingdom)
Deep Purple (United Kingdom)Doll by Doll (United Kingdom)
Door and the Window (United Kingdom)East of Eden (United Kingdom)
Electric Food (Germany)Ferrets (Australia)
Focus (Netrherlands)Fox (United Kingdom)
Genesis (United Kingdom)Gentle Giant (United Kingdom)
Ginger Baker's Airforce (United Kingdom)Godley & Creme (United Kingdom)
Harpers Bizarre (United States)Hatfield and the North (United Kingdom)
Hawklords (United Kingdom)Hawkwind (United Kingdom)
Hotlegs (United Kingdom)Jethro Tull (United Kingdom)
King Crimson (United Kingdom)Kraftwerk (Germany)
Lake (Germany)Lloyd Alexander Blues Band (United Kingdom)
Magazine (United Kingdom)Man (United Kingdom)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band (United Kingdom)Mark Perry (United Kingdom)
McDonald and Giles (United Kingdom)Metropolis (Germany)
Mother Gong (United Kingdom)National Health (United Kingdom)
Orchestra Luna (United States)Pan (United States)
Pazop (Belgium)Principal Edwards (United Kingdom)
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre (United Kingdom)Quatermass (United Kingdom)
Raincoats (United Kingdom)Random Hold (United Kingdom)
Rare Bird (United Kingdom)Reflections (United Kingdom)
Renaissance (United Kingdom)Roxy Music (United Kingdom)
Scabs (United States)Siouxsie and The Banshees (United Kingdom)
Soft Machine (United Kingdom)Split Enz (New Zealand)
Stackridge (United Kingdom)Stackridge Lemon (United Kingdom)
Teenage Jesus & the Jerks (United States)Television (United States)
Tiger Lily (United Kingdom)Timebox (United Kingdom)
Ultravox (United Kingdom)Weidorje (France)
Wizzard (United Kingdom)Young Flowers (Denmark)
Zomby Woof (Germany)

Art Rock artists731 artists in database

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