Top Experimental Rock Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
101
The Velvet Underground Heroin Art Rock 1967
2
157
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1966
3
505
The Velvet Underground Venus in Furs Art Rock 1967
4
558
David Bowie Blackstar Art Rock 2015
5
719
Battles Atlas Math Rock 2007
6
911
Pink Floyd Astronomy Domine Space Rock 1967
7
1057
The Velvet Underground Sister Ray Art Rock, Noise Rock, Proto-Punk 1968
8
1111
Suicide Frankie Teardrop No Wave Industrial, Minimal Synth 1977
9
1349
Tim Buckley Song to the Siren Avant-Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1970
10
1455
Neu! Hallogallo Krautrock 1972
11
1493
The Velvet Underground & Nico All Tomorrow's Parties Art Rock 1966
12
1763
Pink Floyd Interstellar Overdrive Space Rock 1967
13
2027
Brian Eno Baby's on Fire Art Rock, Glam Rock 1974
14
2200
Silver Apples Oscillations Electronic, Psychedelic Rock 1968
15
2253
Can Yoo Doo Right Krautrock Psychedelic Rock 1969
16
2488
EMA California Dream Pop 2011
17
2690
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Moonlight on Vermont Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1969
18
2735
Radiohead The National Anthem Art Rock, Jazz-Rock 2000
19
2884
Can Halleluhwah Krautrock 1971
20
3006
The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good and Evil Art Punk, Post-Punk 1979
21
3119
Can Vitamin C Krautrock 1972
22
3128
James Chance & The Contortions Contort Yourself No Wave Dance-Punk 1979
23
3363
Pink Floyd Echoes Art Rock, Progressive Rock 1971
24
3373
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds From Her to Eternity Post-Punk 1984
25
3402
The Mothers of Invention Trouble Every Day Blues Rock, Garage Rock 1966
26
3631
Sonic Youth & Lydia Lunch Death Valley '69 No Wave Noise Rock 1984
27
3645
Can Oh Yeah Krautrock 1971
28
3906
Can Spoon Krautrock 1971
29
4050
Faust It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl Krautrock 1972
30
4083
Os Mutantes Panis et circenses Psychedelic Rock, Tropicália 1968
31
4321
Radiohead You and Whose Army? Art Rock 2001
32
4429
Pink Floyd Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Space Rock 1968
33
4445
Tortoise Djed Krautrock Post-Rock 1996
34
4868
The Velvet Underground I Heard Her Call My Name Art Rock, Noise Rock, Proto-Punk 1968
35
5323
Public Image Ltd. Poptones Post-Punk 1979
36
5409
Eno St. Elmo's Fire Art Pop, Art Rock 1975
37
5469
black midi 953 Math Rock, Noise Rock 2019
38
5481
The Velvet Underground There She Goes Again Art Rock 1967
39
5534
Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier Psyché Rock Psychedelic Rock 1967
40
5577
Dire Straits Private Investigations Art Rock 1982
41
5674
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Electricity Psychedelic Rock 1967
42
5881
Can Moonshake Krautrock 1973
43
5902
Tom Waits Hell Broke Luce 2011
44
6125
Neu! Isi Krautrock 1975
45
6473
Neu! Neuschnee Krautrock 1972
46
6824
The Flaming Lips feat. Karen O Watching the Planets Krautrock Neo-Psychedelia 2009
47
6838
Swans A Little God in My Hands Art Rock 2014
48
7037
Tom Waits Bad As Me Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2011
49
7085
The Walker Brothers The Electrician Art Rock 1978
50
7108
Xiu Xiu I Luv the Valley (OH!) Indie Rock 2004
51
7192
Can Future Days Krautrock 1973
52
7233
Portishead We Carry On Electronic 2008
53
7362
Brian Eno - David Byrne America Is Waiting Art Punk, Art Rock 1981
54
7719
David Bowie Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) Experimental Big Band 2014
55
7732
The Mothers of Invention Brown Shoes Don't Make It Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Satire 1967
56
8057
Sonic Youth Expressway to Yr Skull Noise Rock 1986
57
8287
Tortoise Gamera Post-Rock 1995
58
8426
Tom Waits Goin' Out West Blues Rock, Punk Blues, Singer/Songwriter 1992
59
8566
Swans Oxygen Noise Rock 2014
60
8796
Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps No Wave Dance-Punk 1980
61
8968
Can Father Cannot Yell Krautrock Psychedelic Rock 1969
62
9180
The Flaming Lips Silver Trembling Hands Neo-Psychedelia 2009
63
9544
black midi bmbmbm No Wave Noise Rock 2018
64
9548
Arno Les yeux de ma mère Chanson 1995
65
9730
Stereolab Jenny Ondioline Krautrock Noise Pop 1993

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
The Fall Hip Priest Post-Punk 1982
Can Mother Sky Krautrock Psychedelic Rock 1970
Tortoise Along the Banks of the Rivers Post-Rock 1996
Public Image Ltd. Flowers of Romance Post-Punk 1981
The Velvet Underground Run Run Run Art Rock 1967
Radiohead Myxomatosis Alternative Rock, Electronic 2003
Ciccone Youth Into the Groove(y) Indie Rock 1986
Bush Tetras You Can't Be Funky No Wave Dance-Punk 1981
The Velvet Underground & Nico I'll Be Your Mirror Art Rock 1966
The Mothers of Invention What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body Doo-Wop, Satire 1968
Monks Oh, How To Do Now Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1965
Beak> Life Goes On Krautrock Psychedelic Rock 2019
Area Luglio, agosto, settembre (nero) Avant-Prog 1973
Dirty Beaches Lord Knows Best Hypnagogic Pop, Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock 2011
The Associates Kitchen Person Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1981
Glenn Branca Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar No Wave Totalism 1980
Fujiya & Miyagi Ankle Injuries Krautrock Indietronica 2006
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish Jazz-Rock 1969
Squid Houseplants Art Punk, Post-Punk 2019
The Lounge Lizards Harlem Nocturne No Wave Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop 1981
Tom Waits Hoist That Rag Latin Rock 2004
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Human Sadness Hypnagogic Pop 2014
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks Orphans No Wave 1978
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part I) Avant-Prog 1973
Public Image Ltd. Careering Post-Punk 1979
The Mothers of Invention Who Needs the Peace Corps? Psychedelic Rock, Satire 1968
Swans The Hanging Man Post-Rock 2019
The Pop Group 3'38 Art Punk, Post-Punk 1979
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Dachau Blues 1969
The Velvet Underground European Son Art Rock 1967
Pere Ubu Caligari's Mirror Art Punk, Post-Punk 1978
Black Dice Cone Toaster Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia 2003
Grateful Dead That's It for the Other One Psychedelic Rock 1968
Gastr del Sol The Seasons Reverse Chamber Folk, Post-Rock 1998
Tim Buckley Monterey Avant-Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1970
Robert Wyatt Alife Art Rock, Canterbury Scene 1974
Cromagnon Caledonia Avant-Folk 1969
Brian Eno - David Byrne The Jezebel Spirit Art Rock 1981
Beak> Allé Sauvage Krautrock Electronic 2018
Pink Floyd Bike Art Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock 1967
The Velvet Underground Black Angel's Death Song Art Rock 1967
Area Gioia e rivoluzione Avant-Prog 1975
Swans Screen Shot Post-Rock 2014
Brainiac Pussyfootin' Noise Rock 1996
Swans New Mind Gothic Rock, Industrial Rock 1987
Public Image Ltd. The Suit Post-Punk 1979
The Stooges L.A. Blues Free Jazz, Noise Rock 1970
Kraftwerk Tanzmusik Krautrock Electronic 1973
Can Bel Air Krautrock 1973
The Mothers of Invention Who Are the Brain Police? Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Satire 1966
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother Psychedelic Rock, Symphonic Prog 1970
Stereolab Lo Boob Oscilator Krautrock Art Pop, Indie Pop 1993
The Pop Group We Are All Prostitutes Art Punk, Post-Punk 1979
Can Mushroom Krautrock Psychedelic Rock 1971
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Hard Workin' Man Blues Rock 1978
The Creatures Mad Eyed Screamer Post-Punk 1981
Can Paperhouse Krautrock Psychedelic Rock 1971
Girl Band Shoulderblades No Wave Noise Rock 2019
Frank Zappa Call Any Vegetable Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1967
Radiohead Separator Art Pop, Art Rock 2011