rock The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists  

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List Rules Only bands who made more than one album incorporating electronic rock. Bands like Smashing Pumpkins (Adore) and The Killers (Hot Fuss) don't count

This electronic rock bands list ranks the best electronic rock artists and musicians by votes. This list of electronic bands let’s you see who music fans think are the best electronic bands of all time. When you think of electronic rock, bands that use instruments like synthesizers will generally be thrown into that genre. Electro rock first emerged in the early 1970s at the advent of progressive rock and since then electronic rock artists have emerged in genres like synthpop, New Wave, and industrial rock. The best electronic rock bands have been able to defy the odds and be creative and exploratory while attaining critically and commercial success. For the sake of this list, we're only going to include bands that have made several electronic rock albums and eschew the ones who dabbled in it for only one album.


So, who are the best electronic rock bands? Any list of electro rock artists has to include the likes of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Devo, Muse, New Order, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails. When you generally think of electronic rock, these are some of the first bands that will jump out in your mind. These are some of the most important electronic rock bands and many of them have seen their legacy grow in their later years.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best electronic rock bands. If you think of a band not on the list, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best electronic rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electronic rock musician ever?" 

Whether you’re an electric aficionado or a new fan of electronic rock music, please vote for the best electronic rock artists - not  just the most popular electronic rock bands that you never actually listened to. 

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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+ - 364 249
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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+ - 66 20
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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+ - 295 207
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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+ - 129 84
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 303 243
Muse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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+ - 226 183
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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+ - 194 154
New Order is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
New Order Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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+ - 53 29
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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+ - 75 51
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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+ - 106 82
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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+ - 183 164
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 106 89
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 54 38
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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+ - 103 94
The Human League is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Human League Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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+ - 90 80
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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+ - 114 106
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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+ - 34 20
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 113 108
Devo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Devo Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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+ - 109 105
Moby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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+ - 80 73
Celldweller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

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+ - 128 128
AWOLNATION is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
AWOLNATION Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

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+ - 88 86
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 96 96
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Imagine Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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+ - 98 99
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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+ - 77 75
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 221 261
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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+ - 74 82
Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Foster the People Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

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+ - 17 12
Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Tears for Fears Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 91 105
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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+ - 64 72
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Soft Cell Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

33
+ - 67 76
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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+ - 21 18
Starset is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

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+ - 68 78
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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+ - 72 85
M83 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
M83 Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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+ - 67 79
Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Ultravox Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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+ - 59 69
LCD Soundsystem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
LCD Soundsystem Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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+ - 52 60
Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Talk Talk Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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+ - 62 73
Yes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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+ - 20 19
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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+ - 20 19
Air is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 101 126
30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
30 Seconds to Mars Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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+ - 19 19
Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Mike Oldfield Synthpop, Rock music, World music

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+ - 69 86
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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+ - 37 44
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Giorgio Moroder Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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+ - 18 19
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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+ - 13 13
The Residents is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Residents Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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+ - 43 54
Blue Stahli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Blue Stahli Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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+ - 52 67
Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Empire of the Sun Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave