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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 starting with 'A': 7 bands in database

Ache (Denmark)Aphrodite's Child (Greece)
Apryl Fool (Japan)Argent (United Kingdom)
Ariel (Australia)Audience (United Kingdom)
Aviary (United States)

Art Rock artists starting with 'A': 30 artists in database

Andy AndersonBarry Adamson
Bryan AppleyardColin Allen
Daevid AllenDave Anderson
Dave ArbusDieter Ahrendt
Don AireyEef Albers
Fernando AbrantesHerbie Armstrong
Ian AndersonJan Akkerman
Jeff AllenJosh Ace
Kevin AyersMaartin Allcock
Mark AshtonMartin Ace
Mick AbrahamsNeemoi "Speedy" Acquaye
Phil AllenPhillipe Allaert
Rod ArgentSimon Ainley
Steen Toft AndersenTom Ashurst
Tony DartVicky Aspinall

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