Top 10 Post-Rock Bands of All Time
A list of the very bests of the genre who set a stepping stone for others
The post-rock genre is an experimental form of rock that has emerged within the indie and underground music scenes during the 80s and 90s. While the existence of this genre is not quite new, but it didn't lay low in the music industry until the 90s or mid-late 90s.
The concept of post-rock was coined by Simon Reynolds, an English music critic, who used the term post-rock in an album review of Bark Psychosis's album Hex, in the March 1994 edition of Mojomagazine.
Post-rock also takes a heavy influence from the early 1960s and mid-1970s, but the solid foundation was laid in the mid-90s via bands such as Talk Talk, Slint.
As we proceeded towards the early 2000s, the genre, however, was greatly condemned by many critics for its ominous use, hence the term was falling out of favor.
There have been also some cases where bands through whom the genre was most frequently assigned, such as Tortoise, Cul de Sac, Mogwai, rejected their labels.
However, Radiohead's Kid A, and Sigur Rós' "Ágætis byrjun" made a turning point in the music style.