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The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

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List Criteria: 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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    Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    added by Abbey Grantham
    Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    New Order is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by HooktmRetrovertible
    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    The Human League is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    added by CarloVilla
    Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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    Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

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    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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    Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by thecollo67
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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    Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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    Devo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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    added by SamuelKrone
    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    added by MarioArley
    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    added by MarioArley
    Electronic music, House music, French house

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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    Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Yes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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    Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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    Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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    Genesis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    added by passionsears
    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

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    Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    The Cars is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by passionsears
    Synthpop, Rock music, World music

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    Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    Visage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    added by thecollo67
    Synthpop, New Wave, Shoegazing

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    added by julian-matthias
    New Wave, Dance-punk, Punk rock

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    added by passionsears
    Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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    CAN is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

    added by thecollo67
    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Dance-punk, Rock music, Indietronica

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