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Post-hardcore

Most popular artists in Post-hardcore

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre post-hardcore by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
2,784,591
1,185,946
2
Underoath
2,656,576
625,635
3
2,607,179
845,901
4
2,178,303
562,099
5
1,347,388
711,627
6
Saosin
1,090,865
468,167
7
Brand New
1,018,809
712,148
8
Thrice
975,628
457,938
9
Senses Fail
860,851
446,441
10
692,343
155,334
11
Helmet
611,783
309,491
12
Alexisonfire
583,479
410,367
13
Melvins
464,075
392,125
14
Chiodos
457,350
321,720
15
Refused
400,407
238,567
16
Finch
386,162
197,783
17
Circa Survive
383,300
334,570
18
From First To Last
360,520
300,063
19
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
344,860
200,201
20
Sunny Day Real Estate
327,036
197,028
21
Funeral For A Friend
309,307
239,170
22
The Fall of Troy
287,785
169,207
23
Minutemen
268,328
159,586
24
At the Drive-In
267,986
327,442
25
Thursday
261,338
206,641
26
Hum
228,435
111,665
27
The Dillinger Escape Plan
201,611
251,903
28
Minus the Bear
200,416
198,482
29
Saves The Day
194,274
154,900
30
Hüsker Dü
191,223
234,874
31
Head Automatica
188,711
56,749
32
Every Time I Die
183,109
231,885
33
Emery
181,697
130,586
34
Slint
178,714
200,827
35
Sebadoh
177,130
114,832
36
Norma Jean
176,781
190,974
37
Armor For Sleep
160,007
130,434
38
Wipers
147,340
95,235
39
Shudder To Think
138,464
15,979
40
Archers Of Loaf
136,831
52,857
41
From Autumn To Ashes
130,469
147,056
42
Converge
129,255
209,809
43
Shellac
119,172
80,563
44
Jawbreaker
114,180
101,150
45
Unwound
109,849
92,250
46
Touché Amoré
106,485
170,862
47
Poison The Well
102,549
94,108
48
Hot Snakes
100,857
49,631
49
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
98,467
82,033
50
Polvo
93,313
46,527
51
Quicksand
92,428
83,705
52
The Jesus Lizard
88,446
91,413
53
Superchunk
83,979
77,274
54
Dag Nasty
80,344
47,663
55
Daughters
79,589
136,501
56
Metz
79,038
82,011
57
Les Savy Fav
73,535
35,841
58
Far
67,523
32,865
59
Sparta
67,350
76,749
60
Cap'n Jazz
66,671
75,012
61
Dismemberment Plan
63,274
59,125
62
Samiam
61,224
42,082
63
The Blood Brothers
59,637
64,959
64
Pissed Jeans
58,958
44,258
65
Mission Of Burma
58,226
69,842
66
Rival Schools
53,574
41,675
67
Mclusky
51,126
37,311
68
Jets To Brazil
50,027
48,986
69
Big Black
49,821
74,532
70
Rocket From The Crypt
48,801
33,559
71
Don Caballero
45,280
70,254
72
Texas Is The Reason
44,381
39,359
73
Rites of Spring
44,277
61,613
74
Cave In
38,174
56,830
75
Faraquet
36,760
23,066
76
Lungfish
36,395
22,082
77
Botch
36,113
59,045
78
The Evens
34,755
31,636
79
Trans Am
31,983
23,976
80
The Bled
31,360
41,118
81
Brainiac
30,990
27,661
82
Jawbox
29,053
40,425
83
Unsane
28,970
32,288
84
Q And Not U
26,691
22,699
85
Flipper
26,297
48,168
86
Gray Matter
26,133
14,920
87
Embrace
24,411
23,445
88
fIREHOSE
23,555
40,195
89
Nomeansno
22,164
41,494
90
Scratch Acid
21,696
36,837
91
Squirrel Bait
20,231
9,724
92
Drive Like Jehu
19,695
52,248
93
Bear Vs. Shark
18,436
27,554
94
Lifetime
16,892
24,702
95
Moss Icon
16,677
20,494
96
Nation of Ulysses
15,844
10,803
97
Planes Mistaken For Stars
14,960
19,108
98
Girls Against Boys
14,647
21,350
99
Young Widows
13,701
17,047
100
Egg Hunt
12,777
7,570
101
Silkworm
12,751
11,770
102
One Last Wish
12,704
12,876
103
No Knife
12,109
10,404
104
Chavez
10,172
14,522
105
Dazzling Killmen
9,748
5,368
106
Cherubs
9,662
14,618
107
Joan Of Arc
9,455
21,472
108
Rodan
9,419
16,044
109
Shiner
9,336
13,628
110
Cows
9,153
17,553
111
Small Brown Bike
8,318
16,837
112
Shipping News
8,251
13,895
113
Killdozer
8,096
12,541
114
These Arms Are Snakes
8,090
23,325
115
Smart Went Crazy
7,941
7,688
116
JUNE OF 44
7,845
24,444
117
Bitch Magnet
6,982
10,986
118
Burning Airlines
6,661
11,057
119
Cop Shoot Cop
5,997
12,651
120
A Minor Forest
5,782
9,407
121
U.S. Maple
5,305
8,839
122
Hammerhead
5,081
5,727
123
Six Finger Satellite
4,337
8,719
124
Godheadsilo
3,851
4,567
125
Steel Pole Bath Tub
3,816
7,755
126
Engine Down
3,751
7,655
127
Hoover
3,718
5,502
128
Obits
3,274
7,238
129
Handsome
2,996
51
130
Hoover
2,924
1,476
131
The Warmers
2,859
3,778
132
Laughing Hyenas
2,762
8,160
133
Bluetip
2,708
3,685
134
Soulside
2,183
5,152
135
Frodus
2,108
4,036
136
Medications
1,954
6,836
137
Milemarker
1,838
3,192
138
Rye Coalition
1,453
2,930
139
Kerosene 454
1,401
2,796
140
The VSS
1,314
2,090
141
Circus Lupus
1,122
3,587
142
Pitchfork
1,064
3,629
143
The Crownhate Ruin
1,051
3,269
144
The Monorchid
806
1,674
145
Happy Go Licky
575
3,246
146
Trenchmouth
521
2,272
147
Channels
396
2,322
148
Tar
295
4,358
149
Red Hare
183
1,710
150
Office of Future Plans
173
1,402

Some info about post-hardcore

Post-hardcore is a genre of music that emerged in the mid-1980s as a more experimental and less formulaic derivative of hardcore punk. It is characterized by a blend of the aggressive edge and speed of hardcore with more complex structures, varied rhythms, and dynamic contrasts. The genre often explores more abstract themes and incorporates a broader palette of emotions compared to the straightforward and forceful nature of traditional hardcore.

The roots of post-hardcore can be traced back primarily to the United States, where pioneering bands like Fugazi and Rites of Spring, both emerging from the Washington, D.C. scene, began to experiment with the hardcore format. These bands were part of the Dischord Records roster, a label co-founded by Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, which became a crucial platform for the genre's growth. Unlike their hardcore predecessors, these bands utilized the visceral power of punk but steered it into uncharted waters, incorporating unconventional song structures and expanding lyrical content beyond punk's typical socio-political fare.

Fugazi, formed in 1987 by Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto, is often cited as one of the definitive bands of the genre. They infused their music with a mix of irregular guitar riffs, varied tempos, and an ethos steeped in DIY principles, refusing to conform to traditional music industry norms, including eschewing major label offers and keeping concert ticket prices low. Their style and approach influenced countless bands and helped delineate the contours of the post-hardcore sound.

Into the 1990s and 2000s, post-hardcore continued to evolve and diversify, spreading to other parts of the U.S. and beyond. Bands like At the Drive-In from Texas and Thursday from New Jersey brought new layers to the sound, incorporating elements from emo, which shares its emotional intensity and confessional lyricism. These bands enjoyed a broader appeal, with some achieving significant commercial success and helping to bring post-hardcore into the mainstream consciousness.

Internationally, the genre has also seen considerable adoption and adaptation. In the UK, bands like Million Dead and Hell Is For Heroes have put their own spin on post-hardcore, often merging it with influences from British rock and punk traditions. Australian groups like The Nation Blue and La Dispute have also contributed to the genre's global tapestry, incorporating more melodic and experimental elements.

Post-hardcore's appeal lies in its ability to push boundaries. It is not confined to the raw power and simplicity of hardcore punk; instead, it uses that foundation to explore more complex and varied musical territories. It often incorporates elements from noise rock, art punk, and other experimental genres, and its lyrical themes can range from intensely personal to abstract and philosophical.

The genre has often thrived under the radar of mainstream music scenes, cultivated by a network of independent labels, zines, and local scenes that champion the DIY ethos. This underground spirit continues to define post-hardcore, maintaining its edge and authenticity even as some aspects of it gain more mainstream recognition.

As of the modern era, post-hardcore shows no signs of stagnation, continually being redefined by bands that refuse to let the genre’s parameters remain static. Bands like Touché Amoré, La Dispute, and Piano Becomes The Teeth keep the restless spirit of post-hardcore alive, ensuring it remains a dynamic and evolving cornerstone of alternative music.