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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    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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  5. 5
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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  8. 8
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    added by JimLinos
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by thecollo67
    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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  10. 10
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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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  11. 11
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    added by HooktmRetrovertible
    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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  12. 12
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    added by MarioArley
    Electronic music, House music, French house

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    No image

    added by RyanHendrickson

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  14. 14
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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  16. 16
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    added by MarioArley
    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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  18. 18
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    Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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    added by CarloVilla
    Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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    added by thecollo67
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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  22. 22
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    added by MarioArley
    Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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    Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

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

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    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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  26. 26
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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  28. 28
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    added by SamuelKrone
    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by passionsears
    Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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    added by passionsears
    Synthpop, Rock music, World music

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    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    added by thecollo67
    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    added by rebeccamlentz
    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    No image

    added by EnriqueBritain

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    added by passionsears
    Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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    new! & added by Luis Neto
    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    added by passionsears
    Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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